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.

2018 is our 35th year, to celebrate we are commissioning a new series of podcasts Apples and Snakes: Assembly exploring how contemporary artists are inspired by historical moments.

Apples and Snakes: Assembly – Windrush 70 1/3

Alexander D Great, Antonia King and Malika Booker perform pieces about Windrush

Apples and Snakes: Assembly – Women’s Suffrage 1/3

Imprisoned and force fed for wanting the vote. Listen to Apples and Snakes: Assembly on the first wave of women’s suffrage featuring Stockton based women’s writing group The TWP and Apples and Snakes’ producer in the North Kirsten Luckins. Edited by Jay Sykes.

Poems written by Natalie Scott, performed by Kirsten Luckins, Jo Colley and Janet Philo

Apples and Snakes: Assembly – Women’s Suffrage 2/3

Hear poetry inspired by the discovery of a suffragettes diary in the British Library. Apples and Snakes: Assembly celebrates the centenary of the first wave of women’s suffrage. This episode features Women of Words, a Hull based poetry collective and Apples and Snakes’ producer in the North Kirsten Luckins. Edited by Jay Sykes.

Poems written and performed by Vicky Foster, Cassandra Parkin and Michelle Dee.

Apples and Snakes: Assembly – Women’s Suffrage 3/3

Things weren’t perfect for women after 1918; women’s football was banned in 1921 and only legalised again in 1971?! Tune in to Apples and Snakes: Assembly celebrating the first wave of women’s suffrage. This episode features Verse Matters, a Sheffield based writing collective and Apples and Snakes’ producer in the North Kirsten Luckins. Edited by Jay Sykes.

Poems written and performed by Vicky MorrisRachel Bower and Sez Thomasin

 

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.

Octavia

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.

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.