Out In South London and Apples and Snakes present ‘Queer’Say’, a showcase for queer spoken word hosted by Rosie Wilby. After their performance, Rosie speaks to each artist about their work, life and writing and invites the audience to ask questions. In this second event Jasmine Ann Cooray, Nick Field and Cat Brogan shared the stage at the Canada Water Culture Space on 4th July 2014.
Jasmine Ann Cooray has recently been awarded a BBC Performing Arts Fellowship. Previously she was a writer in residence at the National University of Singapore. Besides working on her first collection of poems, she is also training to be a psychotherapist. Her presented poems include ‘Solar’, ‘True Colours’, ‘Fake Tan’ and ‘Tidy’.
Nick Field is a theatre and performance maker, writer and musician. He performed at Glastonbury this year and runs creative writing workshops for IdeasTap. He presents a piece that explores the science within love and the inexplicable within it.
Cat Brogan is a BBC Edinburgh Fringe Poetry Slam Winner and performed at Latitude Festival. She works as Spoken Word Educator at a school in London and was involved in the Occupy London movement. Her presented poems include ‘Pairing Socks’ and draw on her experiences of growing up in Northern Ireland, deal with education and living life to the full.
Here are the highlights together with the Q&As that could not be included in the broadcast on 23rd December 2014. The recording is divided into three chapters: