‘Open Windows, Open Doors’@ the Chelsea Arts Club. Thursday 5 March, 5:30-7:30pm

Posted 28th February 2020

Dear friends and Art lovers, 
We are cordially inviting you to join us next Thursday 5th of March in the Chelsea Arts Club for another launch of ‘Open Windows, Open Doors’, my debut book containing poems, pictures and reflecttions. It is New Departures’ (N:42-43) first publication in a decade, exactly sixty years since Michael Horovitz, with Anna Lovell and David Sladen first launched the imprint, and also Live New Departures in Michael’s last year at Oxford. 
We are looking forward to seeing you there. 
Do please RSVP. Download invitation below. 
With Love,
V V
& MH

The paragraph below is the blurb the Chelsea Arts Club added to its Members Notice Board. Unfortunately, this board is only available to Members . . . https://chelseaartsclub.com

Posted 24th February 2020

Michael Horovitz writes: ‘The first New Departures publication since 2007, Open Windows, Open Doorsby Vanessa Vie, is being launched, all of sixty years since Michael Horovitz first launched the acclaimed experimental imprint, and its performance-based sibling, Live New Departures. Open Windows, Open Doors is Vanessa Vie’s debut volume of diverse poetic writings, accompanied by a substantial selection of her varied visual art inventions created between 1997 and 2019. Its release this spring extends the essential commitment of the New Departures imprint to wonderment, internationalism and multi-medic cross-pollination in the arts. Almost entirely self-taught as both multi-media artist and poet-writer, as well as singer-songwriter-musician, Vanessa grew up on the coast of Northern Spain, and came to Britain at the end of the last millennium. She decided to stay in Albion for good in 2000, largely inspired by absorbing herself in the visionary art and poetry of William Blake. Advance copies of Open Windows, Open Doors (£14.99, 128 pages), will be available for perusal and purchase in the Club on Thursday 5th March, between 5.30 and 7.30pm. Vanessa will be singing and signing copies in the Billiards Room and later in the Ladies Bar. For more information please contact New Departures on 020 7229 7850, or via michaelhorovitz@me.com
New Departures / Poetry Olympics @ the CAC/5/03/MMXX

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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.
Below, Michael Horovitz & myself outside The Hepworth Wakefield Gallery. Photograph by Joanne Crawford [joannecrawford.com]. Click on the photo to access New Departures/Poetry Olympics’s website.
‘Sky Rocket’ — In between 2005 and 2009 I fronted the alternative-rock band: Rockatron. We were recording our first album when the band broke in 2009. Click on the photo-edit below taken by Jo Syz [josyz.com] life at The Dublin Castle, Camden, to listen to the track.
Click on IT logo below 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]