Apples and Snakes is creating a living archive for spoken word and performance poetry; preserving a cultural heritage that has reflected and influenced many social and political movements over the last 30-plus years including rare sound and video recordings, photographs and press cuttings.


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Time and Space

Time and Space

Writer and Visual Artist Alice Frecknall tells us about her experience at Arvon in collaboration with Apples and Snakes and the importance of having time and space to create: At the start of April I had the privilege of heading off into the depths of the Shropshire hills for a week-long poetry writing retreat with […]

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Inua Ellams: Art as Therapy

Inua Ellams: Art as Therapy

My earliest memory of creation happened when I was 4/5 years old in Nigeria. I stuck 4 A4 sheets of paper together, planned an entire city and showed my father. He was so impressed, he gasped. Breath left his body. I caused a genuine physical reaction and he looked at me anew. I started drawing […]

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SPINE residency blog: Cecilia Knapp

SPINE residency blog: Cecilia Knapp

Its my fourth day as Artist in Residence at Pimlico library and each session has brought me a new and joyful experience. I’m working alongside mixed media artist Emma Ghafur who brings new, inventive and engaging activities to each day we spend here. Combining creative writing with visual art is making really exciting and vibrant […]

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