An extract from April’s South West Snakebasket

This is an extract from April’s South West Snakebasket, to view the full version, click here.

Hello beautiful readers, here we are in sunny spring ready to indulge in some sumptuous spoken word shenanigans.

The Daffodils have sprouted, the parks are full and the beach too, isn’t the South West of England beautiful this time of year?  Whether you live near the rolling hills and valleys, by the golden coast or in the hustle of a creative city, here’s to embracing the inspiration all around us.

Just one Apples and Snakes type event this month, but plenty more happening in May! We’re thrilled to be supporting The Hip Yak Poetry Shack again, and what an incredible line-up they’ve got! Check out the info here.

So, May: be well prepared and get your tickets for the next FORKED nice and early: the crème de la crème of the South West spoken word scene and beyond. Festival favorites, slam winners and exciting newcomers will all feature alongside Mama Tokus of course.

I am also pleased to confirm the final line-up for the new and improved Gallery Sessions, the first of the year. Each Gallery Session will now feature a 5 minute slot from a local performer, be it poetry, prose, comedy, playwriting, monologues or songs, so if you’re a North Devon artist interested in showing your work, drop me a line. There will also be some amazing performances from storyteller Rachel Rose Reid, international poet Chanje Kunda and London-based Raymond Antrobus.

Finally, a big thank-you to those who attended the Rural Touring Workshop in partnership with Take Art: feedback was brilliant and we hope to bring you more events like this in the future.

Gina Sherman
South West Programme Coordinator


This is an extract from April’s South West Snakebasket, to view the full version, click here.

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“just wanted to say thanks for one of the best poetry-info emails I’ve ever received. Hope to attend at least a couple of the events – brilliant!” London Snakebasket reader.