This Spring, join Jerwood Associate poet Yomi Sode as he hosts the first season of Apples and Snakes: The Podcast. Through conversations and performances from award-winning poets, rappers and artists such as Caleb Femi, Kat François and Eklipse, Yomi will explore what it means to be Black, British and a poet or spoken word artist.
Each episode – released in two parts – will give a greater insight into the journeys of some of the UK’s most celebrated voices, talking through topics such as:
- The importance of owning and telling our own stories
- Poetry in education
- ‘Sometimes our stories need music’
“This was such an important project to work on because there are so many complicated nuances to being Black or Mixed Black and a creative in the UK. There’s so much judgement and, in some ways, the things that are a part of our cultures are diminished as being not polished or “proper” enough.” – Natalie Fiawoo
Apples and Snakes: The Podcast was produced by Natalie Fiawoo, with audio production by Drew Horley for The Lab Studios. The Podcast will be available to listen to and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and all other podcast platforms.
Keep an eye on our social media and newsletters for the official launch date.