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Home Cooking: Octavia, poetry collective for women of colour, on Europe

Home Cooking: Octavia, poetry collective for women of colour, on Europe

Octavia is a poetry collective for women of colour, led by Rachel Long, housed at Southbank Centre, and supported by Apples and Snakes.

In this Home Cooking podcast, we talk about Europe – without using the B-word, we discuss the label ‘Black-British’, as well as ‘two-home syndrome’ and how our identities affect our poetry. Featuring readings by Octavia members, Tania Nwachukwu, Theresa Lola and Rachel Long.

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Home Cooking: Knights, Monsters & Spiders

Home Cooking: Knights, Monsters & Spiders

We continue to explore the theme of ‘Europe’ in our monthly poetry podcast, Home Cooking… 

Henry Raby, Dave Jarman and Stu Freestone discuss poetry of national identity and the current feeling regarding Europe, migration and refugees.

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HOME COOKING SEASON 4: THE EUROPEAN SPOKEN WORD FAMILY

HOME COOKING SEASON 4: THE EUROPEAN SPOKEN WORD FAMILY

The fourth season of Home Cooking podcasts commissioned by Apples and Snakes  focuses on Europe, hear from poets and collectives across England…

This month, Berlin based spoken word artist Pete the Temp interviews poets and promoters in France, Germany and the Netherlands while touring there. He asks why British poets should visit mainland Europe and how they can do it.

www.petethetemp.co.uk | @PeteTheTemp | www.facebook.com/Petethetemp

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Talia Randall – Twisted tongues, innuendo and bumbling grammar; the foundations of my spoken word.

Talia Randall – Twisted tongues, innuendo and bumbling grammar; the foundations of my spoken word.

Apples and Snakes’ Poet of The Month for May, Talia Randall, talks about the unique power of Spoken Word, and her new show Bloodlines

A foreign mother.
Dyslexia.
Substandard English education.

These are the things that make spoken word my home.

I don’t know nothing about grammar. I’m not well-read. I don’t have any training in writing, performance, nothing.

But…

I come from a people whose language was nomadic; who carried entangled tongues across Europe and the Middle East. They stuffed their saddlebags with syllables and idioms. Like …

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