An extract from September’s London Snakebasket

Monsters of Poetry

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

Well, I’ve just come back from the Edinburgh Fringe, and all the folk up there are saying that spoken word is the Next Big Thing. Which is great, of course, except that we all know it’s been the Big Thing for years. But just look at all the accolades – Hannah Jane Walker winning a Fringe First, John Osborne’s show sold out every night…  As Spike Milligan said, it’s “about bloody time”.

Anyway – speaking of potential awards and sell-outs, we have a packed September here in London. Our children’s shows Spin and A Roo in my Suitcase will be hitting the stages of Kings Place and Tara Arts respectively. Then we’ll be back at our old stomping ground at the BAC on 18 September with Monsters of Poetry, our contribution to this year’s SW11 Literary Festival. A storming line-up, that one. Jawdance will be clacking its poetic molars again a few days later. And if you’re hoping to come to that one, make sure you arrive nice and early – especially if you’re a first-timer, as we’re keen to accommodate as many new bugs as we can.

Hope to catch you at one of those.

Russell

Russell Thompson, Programme Coordinator for London

russell@applesandsnakes.org
020 8465 6154

This is an extract from September’s London 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.