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Season’s Greetings from Apples and Snakes!

Dear Apples and Snakes friends – just a quick message with season’s greetings, and to wish you a very happy new year!

2012 has been a big year for Apples and Snakes, with our huge youth participation programme Shake the Dust happening across England throughout the summer. We’ve also celebrated our 30th Anniversary, with 30 Events in 30 Days, nine brand new poetry commissions and artists blogging about Apples and Snakes’ history – have a look at what we got up to here.

Next year promises to …

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30th Anniversary wrap up!

All through November we’ve been celebrating Apples and Snakes’ 30th anniversary. Here’s what we’ve been up to!

We staged 30 Events in 30 Days across England: starting with a bit of a party at Free Word Centre for the people we work with – have a look at photos from the event below! Throughout November we put on artist workshops, live gigs and education events, all culminating in our big John Cooper Clarke show last weekend in partnership with The Albany, who are also celebrating their 30th! Even …

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Spoken Word 2042! The 30th Anniversary Commission

Not only are we remembering our thirty years of pushing the power of poetry to the public, we are also wondering about the future of spoken word (the next thirty years) and what it holds. To inspire our thoughts with their poetical prose, we commissioned nine poets from around the regions who each performed at our 30th Anniversary launch party at the Freeword Centre!

The theme for this special commission: Spoken Word 2042…. We want to look forward, to explore what the future holds, and imagine what might be …

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Mini-interviews from Apples and Snakes 30th Party!

Here are some mini-interviews from Apples and Snakes’ 30th Anniversary party, held at Free Word Centre on Friday 2 November.

Apples’ patron Michael Rosen says:

Getting involved with Apples from the early years – it was like windows opening, doors opening, the sky opening. Here were voices from all over the country, all over the world and I just wanted to listen and drink it up and learn how to do it.

Have a listen to our conversations below!

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An extract from November’s West Midlands Snakebasket

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

Hello all! An awful lot going on this month… Actually, that’s a pretty strange turn of phrase. Let’s switch it up: a WONDEFUL lot going on this month. See?

Apples and Snakes are celebrating turning 30! Look out for 30 Events in 30 Days taking place all over the country this November – or see the list here! Do also check out the blog, where some of our artists are writing …

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