An extract from December’s London Snakebasket

This is an extract from December’s London Snakebasket, to view the full version, click here.

Well, after the five-shows-a-week mania of November, we return to relative normality. Because, let’s face it, December involves enough mania already.

There’s another Creative Salon at Rich Mix on 8 December, to which we invite all poets, wheresoever you may be, to come and chew the fat with us, with each other, and with our specially selected speakers. This month’s topics include a potted guide to taking a poetry show to Edinburgh, and one man’s journey from winning youth slams to running his own youth projects. See below!

We’ve got an Xmassy Jawdance on 21 December, with the mighty G.R.E.Ed.S reclaiming the microphone with ‘host’ engraved on it. We’re talking about bringing in some tap-dancers for this one, but that may just be an office brainstorm that got out of control.

Meanwhile, that rogue Inua Ellams is careering round the country this month, promoting his Candy-Coated Unicorns and Converse All-Stars book at a series of impromptu readings. He’ll be doing his thang in people’s parlours and kipping on their couches, supported by Apples and Snakes. Read about Inua’s unique tour on his website!

Anyway, that just about wraps it up for this festive missal. we hope you have a marvellous Christmas / New Year / ‘winterval’ (look to the future, now, it’s only just begun!), and we’ll catch you on the flipside, as they say.


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This is an extract from December’s London Snakebasket, to view the full version, click here.