Queer’Say September 2015

Dominic Berry photo: Ian Wallis

Dominic Berry
photo: Ian Wallis

Out in South London and Apples and Snakes present Queer’Say, a showcase of 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. This event was recorded at Rich Mix on 12 September and features a stellar line-up including AJ McKenna, Ernesto Sarezale and Dominic Berry.

AJ McKenna – Trans woman who ‘effin’ rocks!’, AJ McKenna published a pamphlet A Lady of a Certain Rage, won the 2011 Durham Mega Slam, and was a national finalist at the 2013 Superheroes of Slam contest.

Ernesto Sarezale – Basque cognitive scientist, published poet, performer, stand-up, cabaret act and video artist living in London. Ernesto’s creative work includes: concrete and ‘clickable’ poetry, body art and multimedia performance. He is the promoter of the quarterly erotic literary soiree, Velvet Tongue. He came into the studio to chat to Rosie ahead of the gig on 8 September 2015.

Dominic Berry – Manchester’s Premier Queer, Vegan Poet! Dominic has toured work for both children and adults across the UK and has performed his poetry on the BBC and Channel 4. He is a winner of Manchester Literature Festival’s prestigious Superheroes of Slam as well as New York’s Nuyorican Poetry Café Slam. Despite being vegan, he assures you he will never collapse on stage due to lack of protein; he is actually quite bouncy.

This event was reviewed by The LGBTQ Arts and Culture Review.

Our thanks go to Arts Council England for supporting this event.

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