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:
An award-winning writer, theatre maker and poet, Travis Alabanza’s recent show, Burgerz, toured internationally, winning the Total Theatre Edinburgh Fringe award and recently completing a sold out run at The Southbank Centre in London.
A British Nigerian poet and facilitator, Theresa Lola is the current Young People’s Laureate for London. She is a Barbican Young Poets alumna, and joint winner of the 2018 Brunel International African Poetry Prize. She is also a poetry workshop facilitator, and has produced commissions for the Mayor of London and Tate Galleries. Her debut poetry collection, In Search of Equilibrium, was published in 2019 by Nine Arches Press.
Hosted by Yomi Ṣode
A Nigerian British poet, performer and facilitator, Yomi Ṣode was recently awarded a prestigious Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship. Yomi’s first one man show, Coat, toured nationally to sold-out audiences, and he is currently working on his first poetry collection.
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 with a connection to London and our regular night in partnership with Rich Mix London, Jawdance.