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 writer, performer and academic, Rosy Carrick has hosted and curated major poetry stages and performed internationally. Her first full collection, Chokey, was published in 2018. The same year, her solo show, Passionate Machine, won multiple awards at the Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe festivals. She is currently working on Musclebound, a new spoken word play about sexual agency and her childhood obsession with tortured musclemen in mainstream movies of the 1980s.
Winner of over 10 slam titles and crowned Bristol City Poet 2018-20, Vanessa Kisuule has performed her work internationally. In 2019, her one woman show, SEXY, toured to great acclaim. She has two full collections, Joyriding The Storm and A Recipe For Sorcery (Burning Eye Books) and was Highly Commended in The Forward Prize Anthology 2019.
Hosted by Ricky Tart
A poet, vocalist, and filmmaker, Ricky Tart is the regular host of 451 City in Southampton. His poetry and songs have been described as moving and hilarious, thoughtful and ridiculous.
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!
This episode of Apples and Snakes @ Home brings together artists who have a connection to the South East and 451 City, our regular spoken word night in partnership with NST City.