“Unfinished for Kimarlee Nguyen” on Paris Lit Up Open Mic Online Tour

“You have been numerous to grace our humble stage on a Thursday evening at Culture Rapide-Cabaret Populaire. However, the situation obliges us to seek alternative ways to express our artistic endeavours and to bring people together. Here is our attempt to do both of these things: PLU Presents, a weekly video collection. See below for the Round Up

This week would have seen the PLU Team touring England, for the sixth year. We would have been welcomed back to various events and warmly embraced in new ones.

Alas, it was not to be. This week’s video features performances from UK associations, the PLU Tour Team, as well as a great selection of international artists.

Thank you to all the artists who have contributed and a special thanks to Oliver Cable from Open World Jam, Richard Stephenson at Dreading Reading, Rhys Ashton Tucker from Bath and Carolyn Batcheler from Manchester. We can’t wait to see you again!

As usual, a warm thanks to Leah Soeiro for her keen eye and support in helping realise this video.

Finally, a big thank you to you, our cherished audience, for watching the video and being part of this journey with us.

Round One – 21h CET

Gombak Hillbillies – COVID 19 Blues
Rufo Quintavalle – Tomorrow
Ed Bell – William Blake’s London
Emily Ruck Keene – I still write
3lia Cohen – Don’t leave your fire unattended
Matt Jones – Skeleton Story
Mila Ovchinnikova – Mila as Kiki #1
Oliver Cable – To bake an almanach
Richard Stephenson – Shall I compare
Carolyn Batcheler – Sometimes
Rhys Ashton Tucker – Who’s laughing at Thom Yorke
Rufo Quintavalle – Cold Salt Waves


Round Two – 22h CET

Vivienne Vermes – Breath
Maiya Sinclair – Quarantine Monologue
James Walton – I missed the passing of Galway Kinnell
Mila Ovchinnikova – Mila as Kiki #2
Kathy Tytler – These are the hands
Ian McKenzie – The First Cherry Blossom
Richard Stephenson – The Fall
Emily Ruck Keene – I imagine
César Eduardo – Sonnets from ‘Golden State Heralds’
Gracie Bialecki – Exhale
Malik Crumpler – Unfinished for Kimarlee
John Hicks – Ascent

If you would like to submit a video, send it via WeTransfer to info@parislitup.com


*3-5 minutes MAXIMUM
*MP4 or MOV format
*please film horizontally, where possible
*since this project is about solidarity in confinement, we would very much appreciate work that has been developed in this time.
*any questions, please ask.” -PARIS LIT UP