Established by North Producer Kirsten Luckins, our Home Cooking podcast series has commissioned poets and poetry collectives from all over the country to create poetic audio responses to contemporary issues.

Our 2016/17 season revolved around the theme of Europe.


In this Home Cooking podcast Octavia discuss Europe – without using the B-word, the label ‘Black-British’, as well as ‘two-home syndrome’. Featuring readings by Octavia members, Tania Nwachukwu, Theresa Lola and Rachel Long.

We Are All Refugees

A spoken word podcast created by Somaye Zadeh for Apples and Snakes ‘Home Cooking’ Podcast. ‘We Are All Refugees’ uses poetry and sound artistry to examine the  refugee crisis.

You can find our artists across every platform. Check out our curated YouTube playlists, brand new video series, interesting blog and occasional live tweeting of important events in the spoken word calendar. Plus keep an ear out for our upcoming podcast series.