Winner of TS Elliot Prize for Poetry, Unboxed, Folk at the Hampstead Theatre
Joelle Taylor winner of the 2021 TS Eliot Prize for Poetry, Martin Green on 2022’s three big cultural events, Katie Razzall unpacks Unboxed, Folk’s Nell Leyshon and Roxana Silbert.
We talk to Joelle Taylor fresh from her win last night of the 2021 TS Eliot Prize for Poetry for her collection of poems which explores her life as a lesbian.
2022 has three big cultural events in store: Unboxed, the Birmingham Arts Festival marking the Commonwealth Games and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Samira is joined by the man behind two of them, Chief Creative Officer Martin Green. We also hear from BBC News Culture Editor Katie Razzall, to unpack Unboxed, once dubbed the Festival of Brexit.
And Folk, currently playing at the Hampstead Theatre chronicles Cecil Sharp’s mission to preserve England’s rural folk music. Writer, Nell Leyshon and director, Roxana Silbert discuss the process of adapting this real life history for the stage.
Presenter: Samira Ahmed
Producer: Simon Richardson