Blackbox: oakley ‘the urban queer finds themself walking again’

oakley has worked with Birmingham Rep and Theatre Royal Stratford East as a playwright, and was awarded the Out-Spoken Prize for Page Poetry 2018 and a part of Apples and Snakes immersive poetry show Rallying Cry in 2018.


Blackbox: Amina Jama ‘Ode to Frida Kahlo’

Apples and Snakes Blackbox captures performances from the best spoken word artists of today. Watch the strength of a single, passionate voice as poets speak openly & honestly on politics, gender, identity, race & the everyday. First up in the new series, rising star Amina Jama.


Blackbox: Helen Seymour

Helen Seymour is a Canterbury-based writer and spoken word artist whose work blurs the line between theatre and poetry, approaching serious topics with surreal humour.


Blackbox: Roger Robinson

Roger Robinson is a Trinidadian writer and musician based in the UK. He has published several books and is lead vocalist for critically acclaimed King Midas Sound.


Blackbox: Shagufta K

Shagufta K is an award-winning poet who uses arts to engage with audiences who feel their experiences are not reflected within traditional and mainstream arts.


History of Spoken Word