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Paul Beatty the White Boy Shuffle

Archive Excavation – Man Booker Prize Winner Paul Beatty in the Apples and Snakes Archive

As the clocks turn back so do the pages in history of the Apples archive. As you know we’re digging around and discovering gems: gems that you will all be able to access, in the not so distant future.

But for now, we’ve decided to post little bite-size treats during your tea, coffee or gin break …! Well, we don’t know exactly what time you’ll be reading this – do we? Not that we’re advocating reckless drinking. We drink only Apple juice here, freshly pressed, of course.

So, let’s get

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Archive Excavation – Page Match

Archive Excavation – Page Match

As well as printed ephemera and audio-visual material, an archive often includes what’s known as realia, i.e: three-dimensional objects that don’t necessarily fit into any particular category. For the latest #ArchiveExcavation, we focus on a couple of items that well and truly put the G into re(g)alia: two things resembling leftovers from a wrestling-themed carnival-float. Dan Simpson, our former Digital Marketing Officer, tells their story…

Bang Said The Gun‘s second bout of the word-flinging, fighting-writing event Page Match brought together some of London’s top poetry collectives to battle it …

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Archive Excavation – Lydia Tomkiw

Archive Excavation – Lydia Tomkiw

Spoken Word Archive coordinator, Russell Thompson, has been digging deep into the artform to unearth the puzzle pieces of its history. Here’s the latest relic from his #ArchiveExcavation…

Being an archivist is great. I like it when people ask ‘Yes, but what do you actually do?’ Well, right now I’m spending a lot of time linked up to a cassette-player and at least three pairs of headphones, digitising audio-recordings of Apples and Snakes’ shows from the 1980s and ‘90s. And when I’m not tripping over leads or watching digitisation training …

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Archive Excavation – Zolan Quobble

Archive Excavation – Zolan Quobble

We’re thrilled to receive funding from Heritage Lottery Fund to create an archive for spoken word. Over the coming months Archive Coordinator, Russell Thompson, will be bringing you the latest excavations from the Spoken Word Archive, as he uncovers rare sound and video recordings, photographs, and press cuttings, piecing together the artform’s exciting cultural heritage. So here’s the first #ArchiveExcavation to whet your appetite…

Welcome to the first Archive Excavation, our regular bulletin from the bowels of the archive cupboard. Each week we’ll dig up a flyer, a photo, …

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Apples and Snakes – Living Archive Project

Apples and Snakes – Living Archive Project

Preserving our history. Securing our future.

Spoken word and performance poetry is a vibrant, growing and diverse artform that is often marginalised. Since it relies heavily on oral tradition, it is essential that we act now to record and preserve a cultural heritage that is in danger of being lost – a cultural heritage that has reflected and influenced many social and political movements over the last 30-plus years. Apples and Snakes are thrilled to receive funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to create a Living Archive for Spoken …

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