451 - City

Spoken Word at City - Presented by Apples and Snakes. Live Lit, Spoken Word, Performance Poetry.

26 November, 2018

  • wheelchair access
  • hearing enhancement
  • assistance dogs

Apples and Snakes presents

451 - City

Monday 26 November 7:45pm at NST City Studio

Also 11 February / 1 April / 3 June

Apples and Snakes, England’s leading organisation for performance poetry and spoken word, bring the best local, national and international spoken word artists to Southampton, from stand-up poets to live literature to spoken word theatre.

Line up 

Roger Robinson

One of the most versatile and internationally respected dub poets, writing dub poetry that is a powerful mix of rhythm and socially conscious themes. He is a serious man with a great sense of humour whose lyrics are unlike most you find in modern dub poetry. Roger has performed worldwide, was chosen by Decibel as one of 50 writers to have influenced the black-British writing canon and has received commissions from The National Trust, London Open House, The National Portrait Gallery, The V&A, INIVA and Theatre Royal Stratford East. Roger Robinson is a dozen men. Or more.

Joy France
Multi -award and slam winning poet, writer and all round creative who is proud to be a magnet for the gloriously weird and who engages audiences with a deft (and often daft!) use of words. Joy has gone from retirement to rap battling and has written and performed poetry for the Nationwide TV ad campaign.
'Witty and wise and with a natural talent for rhythm and rhyme, Joy France has that 'je ne sais quoi!' Tony Walsh

Jayne Ede
Hammer and Tongue Solent Slam Champion 2017, Jayne says words are her favourite and sharing them is a bonus.

Hosted by Ricky Tart

Open mic.
Eight 5 minutes slots are available for you to stretch your poetry wings.
Sign up at the box office on the night to claim your space.