An extract from November’s North East Snakebasket

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

Hello to everyone, and welcome to your November Snakebasket! Lots going on here at Apples and at ARC as we gather together schools and poet coaches to kick off the Shake the Dust youth slam project – expect more updates over the coming months as we build up to a regional slam and a national finale next summer. Gigs-wise, I am excited to say that the fantastic Cath Drake will be joining us at the Radikal Words Love vs. Lust Slam on Monday 14 November to do a guest performance. You can check out her style at www.cathdrake.com.

Then we have the joy of a brand-new performance venue for Scratch Tyne, returning on Sunday 20 November. We’re on Floor 2 of Commercial Union House (the one that sticks out over Pilgrim Street, the belle-laide remnant of our brutalist seventies regeneration!). As with our previous venue at Norham House, this is an empty office project and we are one of the vanguard organizations bringing our work to what will rapidly become a new hub for diverse arts practice. Vane Gallery are already in there, hosting crazy stuff for Wunderbar Festival, you should totally come and check it out.

Many of our regular regional spoken word nights go dark over December, including Scratch Tyne but also Take Ten and Jibba Jabba – so make an effort to get your poetry fix before winter swallows us all whole!

Kirsten

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

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