VANESSA VIE

"Poets, come out of your closets,
Open your windows, open your doors,
You have been holed-up too long
in your closet worlds"

-- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Image featured is a painting by Alan Davie: Fairy Tree No 5 The forthcoming event is inspired by Alan Davie's Work. Michael Horovitz will give a talk about his relation with him and with David Hockney and about the development of New Departures. My debut book 'Open Windows, Open Doors' is the latest New Departure's publication. Michael will also perform his poetry and chant/sing with his band The William Blake Klesmatrix Band (featuring the wonderful Annie Whitehead and magnificent Peter Lemer). I will read from my debut book, and perform with Michael pieces from our customary duet-repertoire. I will also contribute some percussion to the William Blake Klematrix Band.
NEW DEPARTURES & POETRY OLYMPICS request the pleasure of your presence to celebrate the launch of Vanessa Vie's debut collection of Poems, Pictures and Reflections
I am extremely happy and honoured to be playing a part in this celebratory event — https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/william-blake-artist/william-blake-live-literature-celebration The Tate Britain is holding a comprehensive exhibition of William Blake’s works: — sketches, plates, temperas, illustrations, self-portrait and more. I’ve attended the opening but this hasn’t been enough to take in the eternity of this collection. I […]
I cannot tell I am a Social Media Animal but I used to post regularly telling about forthcoming projects, performances and new creations; not for the last six months . . . I have been working on my debut book of poems, pictures and reflections …which I am now happy to announce, is currently being […]
  NOT TO TOUCH THE EARTH, NOT TO SEE THE SUN, NOTHING LEFT TO DO BUT RUN RUN RUN, LET’S RUN (Jim M.)  
  The poem for three voices:'War and the Sound of the Park,is now available to read in my book OPEN WINDOWS, OPEN DOORS. It commemorates the First World War(1914-1918) and all wars.The visual invention below illustrates the poem in the book.    
Celebrating Notting Hill Carnival 2018, artist & curator Ron Best presents a collective exhibition celebrating Notting Hill Carnival. The exhibition is held at W11 Gallery, Unit 8, 281 Portobello Green Arcade, London W10 5TZ. The Private View is tomorrow Wednesday 15 Aug, 6 -- 9 pm with a Poetry Reading at 7pm by Ursula Troche, […]
      CLICK ON HOME  ⇓ — LINK TO FESTIVAL’S WEB & PROGRAMME           Once again, I was delighted to be performing next to Michael Horovitz — as guests to NEW RIVER PRESS        Curious Arts Festival is held at Pylewell Park Pylewell East End Lymington SO41 / New Forest   […]
GREAT EVENING  Fantastic artists and performers — every bit of it was great, from Audience to Graham Coxon’s Saxophone,  Damon Albarn’s great piano playing — A lot of Black Panther Power  & of course Michael Horovitz —  v i s i o n a r y  Very often social feedbacks do not include me but […]
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SOME OF MY VISUAL INVENTIONS: PAINTINGS & COLLAGES. The soundtrack to the slide, ‘Jazz Kitchen’ is a poem of mine with Peter Lemer on piano. This track (still work in progress) will be part of VVie & M Horovitz’s forthcoming album ‘Lyrical Soulmates Unanimous’. Recorded at Moving Finger Studio (Bishops Stortford). Click on the Collage below to see the slide and listen to the track.
Drawings & other Little Visual Inventions/ Click on photo below to see the slide. The soundtrack-song ‘Song of the Firebird’ was written in 2014 for MH. It’ll be included in the forthcoming album ‘Lyrical Soulmates Unanimous’.
2019 Photo taken by friend & photographer Lubka Gangarova. Click on the photo to access her website.
Michael Horovitz & me at Tony Elliott’s garden party [Time Out Magazine]. Click on Photo to access my beloved friend and muse, Michael Horovitz’s website: New Departures / Poetry Olympics
Track below: ‘Sky Rocket’ — In between 2005 and 2009 I had an alternative-rock band: Rockatron, with Ian Montlake and Jeff H; We were recording our first album when the band broke in 2009. Recorded by Ian Montlake. Our first drummer was Haruna, an amazing japanese-girl. She plays the drums in ‘Sky Rocket’. Click on photo below to listen to the track
Click on IT logo to access International Times Home Page. Includes: OPEN WINDOWS (Press Release by Adam Horovitz) & THE NAME ON THE DOOR (review by David Erdos)
CLICK ON VISUAL INVENTION BELOW TO LISTEN TO THE AMAZING BLACKBIRD REACHING OUT FROM A TREE IN POWIS SQUARE, NOTTING HILL.[2/01/2020]