Tag "Helen East"

SPOKE: Earth

Our year began with a great second season here at SPOKE, a series of varied and engaging community events culminating in the opening of the south part of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday 5 April. As 2014 hurtles on and our third season comes to an end, we take a moment to reflect on how our year kicked off.

SPOKE: Earth brought together top UK poets to engage with enthusiastic, inspiring young people through four ambitious spoken word projects across East London in and around the Olympic Park.…

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Helen East on London Folk Tales

A guest post from Helen East, who is launching her new book ‘London Folk Tales’ next week with a series of outdoor performances around London. Check out the dates and locations here!

When I first came to live in London, 33 years ago,  I was – although I would never have admitted it – scared stiff. I ‘knew about’ London of course. Everybody does to some extent –you hear so much about it. I’d been there before, lots of times, to go to the theatre, or go shopping, or …

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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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Helen East: The Twists and Turns of Apples and Snakes

For want of a nail, the shoe was lost
For want of a shoe the horse was lost,
For want of a horse the rider was lost
For want of a rider the message was lost
For want of a message the battle was lost

For want of a battle the kingdom was lost
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail…

One tiny spark starts everything off. One Apple and Snake caused a new working life. 2,000 years plus of a new religion. More than one spark–what happens …

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