A+S @ Home | Series 2: Episode 1

Time to experience Apples and Snakes @ Home… series 2.0! The online gig series where leading spoken word artists share poetry and conversation for you at home to enjoy from the comfort of your sofa! 

Now in its second series, Apples and Snakes @ Home explores new ways to digitally connect artists and audiences during these extraordinary times. We’re excited to kick-off this series with an incredible line-up. Catch performances from Harry Baker and Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, as well as a specially commissioned poem from Tyrone Lewis. Hosted and curated by Vanessa Kisuule

Click the ‘Watch Gig’ button to the right and join us for an hour of poetry and conversation. 

Harry Baker
World Poetry Slam Champion, Harry Baker published his debut collection, The Sunshine Kid, with Burning Eye Books in 2014. The subsequent show of the same name was voted Best Spoken Word Show of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015. His second book and show, I am 10,000, recently toured to sell-out audiences. 

Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan
An educator, writer and poet, Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan was the Roundhouse Poetry Slam runner-up 2017 and was short-listed for the Out-Spoken Prize for Poetry 2018. She is an Associate Artist at Freedom Studios. Her poetry collection, Postcolonial Banter, is published with Verve Poetry Press, and she is co-host of Breaking Binaries podcast. 

Tyrone Lewis
As comfortable in front of a camera as he is behind it, Tyrone is a full time video editor, the current UK Poetry Slam Champion and founder of Process Productions. He says words to people sometimes and has written some down in his debut poetry collection, Blackish.

Vanessa Kisuule
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.

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. 

At Apples and Snakes, we know 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.

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