An extract from May’s South East Snakebasket

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

Hello all,

May blossom is represented in the Apples and Snakes South East by an exciting new event series blooming in Margate on Friday 25 May. Big Talk will be a mix of performance poetry with open mic, feature guests and poetry films. It’ll all take place in the small, but perfectly formed, Tom Thumb Theatre. Details of the launch event can be found below in the events section.

May also brings THE REMEMBERERS gamboling into Southampton – a hip-hop graphic novel live action multi-media sci-fi show written and performed by Kenny Baraka which will take place at a secret location in the city. To find out more about where, visit

Those of you following Apples and Snakes’ Shake the Dust project will be aware that the regional final, which will see 5 groups of young people competing in a poetry slam to represent the South East in a national final in London, is drawing ever closer and you can find out more and follow the project, including regular artist blog posts on the website here:

I can’t go without thanking everyone who came along to 451 in April to see Kayo Chingonyi and Rachel Rose Reid, and to all the open mikers who did Southampton (and some from Bournemouth) proud.

Pete Hunter
South East Coordinator

This is an extract from May’s South East 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.