katieLon­don based poet and spoken word artist Katie (per­former name Klastro) has been per­form­ing for almost a dec­ade, at many Lon­don ven­ue showcases: 

Dean Atta & Deanna Rodger­’s “Come Rhyme With Me”, Leyton­stone Arts Trail, Note­worthy, All­Sortz, The Great Barn Extra­vag­anza — Ruis­lip, Lyr­ic Ham­mer­smith, Roy­al Fest­iv­al Hall, Deal Real Records relaunch Carn­aby, Free Word Centre, Costa cof­fee, Bus­sey Build­ing, Surrey/Brunel Uni­ver­sity, Passing Clouds — Lyr­ic­ally Chal­lenged, Sil­ver Bul­let, Box­Park and Rich Mix.

Katie’s Uni­ver­sity Place­ment at Rich Mix in Shored­itch, gave her the con­fid­ence and plat­form towards per­form­ing her own writ­ten work. She dis­cusses vari­ous top­ics- ran­ging from city humour, UK life­styles to broad­er soci­et­al issues. In addi­tion to fea­tur­ing in poetry antho­lo­gies and online pub­lic­a­tions, she won the top cash prize of £200 via the Guest­l­ist Net­work pub­lic­a­tion’s ‘Cash Genie’ com­pet­i­tion prize, com­ing up with their “Wit­ti­est Rhyme”.

Below is a piece of her poetry from her:

Just Imagine

Ter­ror, it aims to divide
This dark­ness resides, unless we truly fight
Instead cohe­sion, humil­ity and unity’s needed
Our memor­ies res­on­at­ing, soul spir­its superceded
People phys­ic­ally hurting
Cit­izens emo­tion­ally bleeding
Friends men­tally wounding
It’s on a glob­al scale, ser­i­ously my heart impales.
So we have to arise, reject what is expected
From these extreme fun­da­ment­al­ist states of mind,
Hor­ror and sor­row, how can this be God’s will
Surely not predesigned…
Such tor­ment and turmoil
With hatred and cor­rup­tion combined
It’s an explod­ing ripple effect
On our earth’s soil,
Some­thing has to draw the line
It’s def­in­ite human agency, and a world urgency.

Fol­low Klastro on the links below:

www.facebook.com/klastrodesigns (Pro­fes­sion­al Face paint­ing & Body Art)

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.