In these extraordinary times, we’re trying something new and bringing some of the UK’s leading spoken word poets together online to deliver top line-ups right to your home.
Through Apples and Snakes @ Home we’re exploring new ways to digitally connect artists with each other and with our audiences, nationally and across the globe. It’s vital to continue supporting artists and the wider spoken word community through this time of change, producing new work and pushing the boundaries of what poetry is and can be.
Click the ‘Go to live stream’ button to the right and join us over on the Apples and Snakes YouTube channel for an hour of live streamed poetry and conversation, featuring a selection of artists from our regular Plymouth-based spoken word cabaret night, Forked:
Poet, singer, MC, multi-instrumentalist, Dizraeli is a genre all of his own, and is long established as a gem of the world of spoken word. A BBC Poetry Slam champion, he has performed around Europe and played to audiences of thousands around the world. The Unmaster is his first self-produced album and an electrifying new sound, the first single from which has already won support from BBC 6 Music and Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM.
Safiya Kamaria Kinshasa
British born Barbadian raised artist Safiya Kamaria Kinshasa is a multiple slam champion known locally and internationally for her ability to captivate audiences by effortlessly weaving poetry, storytelling, satirical humour and movement. Her work is published in several anthologies, including Alter Egos (Bad Betty Press, 2019).
Hosted by Mama Tokus
Soulful jazz, blues, rhythm’n’blues and gospel-inspired, Mama T was also the longest running host of Forked.
Spoken word has the power to bring people together in the best and worst of times. As we find ourselves in a period of global uncertainty, distanced physically from one another, the need to connect has never felt more important. Time to experience Apples and Snakes @ Home!