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Talking Doorsteps / A Contains Strong Language film

Poet Joe Hakim talks about his involvement in an innovative new spoken word exchange project connecting young participants from Trinidad and Hull.

Talking Doorsteps

A new spoken word exchange project and its young participants from Trinidad and Hull.

Talking Doorsteps is a spoken word exchange project that explores the idea of “home” by connecting young poets and filmmakers from across the globe.

For Hull 2017, The Roundhouse, Wrecking Ball Press and the Bocas Lit Fest have teamed up with the British Council and the BBC. Poet Joe Hakim talks about travelling to Trinidad as part of the project and bringing his experiences home to Hull and to the young people who participated in the project.

Joe Hakim at Contains Strong Language

Friday 29 September

11:30 - 12:30
Recording at Hull College - Joe Hakim talks to Ian Mcmillan about the Talking Doorsteps project for a special international poets edition of The Verb, to be broadcast later on Radio 3.

18:00 - 19:00
A screening of Talking Doorsteps Films from Trinidad, Hull and London and insight into the project with Joe Hakim.

Saturday 30 September

11:30 - 12:15
A high energy showcase of poetry. Ideas and social activism featuring performances from Deborah Stevenson, Joe Hakim and Chiedu Orakld.

Contains Strong Language films

The 2017 Festival