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Apples and Snakes presents

An evening that guarantees all the right words in the right order. A bi-monthly showcase of local, national and international spoken word.


Raising Lazarus by Kat Francios

Kat Francois’ critically acclaimed Raising Lazarus charts the true story of Kat’s relative, Private Lazarus Francois, from the Caribbean island of Grenada, who joined the British West Indies Regiment in 1915 to fight for Britain during the First World War. This is the story of how Kat discovered she was connected to a part of British history that she previously assumed had no relevance to her, and exposes part of the journey undertaken by thousands of Caribbean soldiers who volunteered for King and Country.

The performance will be followed by a short Q&A with Kat

Supported by
 Sea Sharp

Sea is a Pushcart Prize winner, a Hammer and Tongue poetry slam finalist and a Prairie Seed Poetry Prize winner. They are the first poet featured on the Black Vegans Rock website and are passionate about intersectional veganism, black feminism, and other social movements that actively work towards empowering marginalised people, whilst dismantling oppression.
"The Swagger of Dorothy Gale & Other Filthy Ways to Strut" is Sharp's debut collection.

Plus open mic
 sign up on the door from 7pm. Spaces limited.

Hosted by Ricky Tart.

This event is part of
 SO:To Speak Festival of Words
 Black History Month South.

When: Mon 23 October 7.30pm (doors 7pm)

Where: Nuffield, University Rd, Southampton, SO17 1TR

Tickets: £5 / £3 open mic
Box Office: 02380 671771

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