Apples and Snakes @ Home is 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. Catch performances from Toby Campion and Kareem Parkins-Brown, as well as a specially commissioned poem from Remi Graves. Hosted and curated by Vanessa Kisuule.
Click the ‘Watch Gig’ button to the right, and join us on the night for an hour of poetry and conversation.
Toby Campion is Director of UniSlam, and a UK National Poetry Slam Champion. His debut play, WRECK, won the Fifth Word Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright. A former Roundhouse Resident Artist, and one of the first resident poets of the River Thames, Toby has performed internationally. His debut collection Through Your Blood is published by Burning Eye Books.
A writer and visual artist, Kareem Parkins-Brown won the Roundhouse Poetry Slam in 2019, he is a proud North-West Londoner and the World’s Greatest Grandson. His latest endeavour is a show called Do Nitties Live Forever, commissioned by the Battersea Arts Centre, an ode to his estate before they finish knocking it down.
A London based poet and drummer, Remi Graves is a former Barbican Young Poet. Her work has been commissioned by St Paul’s Cathedral, Visit England and BBC Radio 4. Remi was a 2017 National Poetry Day Ambassador, a SPINE Festival Artist in Residence, and she held the role of Digital Poet in Residence with 1215.today and The Poetry School.
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.