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Watch: Rhyme and Reason - The Poetry of Climate Change

  • By Angharad Guy
  • 23rd June 2015
Watch poets and spoken word artists discuss how they can help to create change through their writing and performance, contributing to the debate around climate change.

In May Free Word and Apples and Snakes welcomed Polish writer and activist Jaś Kapela to London for an event which explored how poets and spoken word artists can help to create change through their writing and performance, contributing to the debate around climate change and raising awareness and understanding through art as activism. The evening showcased the talents of poets who are inspired to write and perform about one of the biggest and most complex issues of our time, with Jaś Kapela – Weather Stations writer in residence at Krytyka Polityczna in Warsaw – who was joined by British-based poets Inua Ellams and Victoria-Anne Bulley. The evening was chaired by Lucy Crompton-Reid, executive director of Apples and Snakes.

You can watch the conversation that unfurled below, as well as watching individual videos of each poet's performance on the night.

Following the discussion, each artist shared some of their work, beginning with Jaś Kapela:

Victoria-Anne Bulley performed next:

And finally Inua Ellams performed.

This event was part of 'Weather Stations', a project made possible with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.

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