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Happy Holidays from Apples and Snakes!

So we’re coming to the end of another full and eventful year here at Apples and Snakes, and, we hope, in all of your lives. As we approach Christmas our national programme of events, artist development opportunities and participation and outreach projects starts to slow down, but 2015 is looking as busy as ever!

During 2014 we have been major partners on SPOKE, a yearlong programme of spoken word events and participation activities in and around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London. Highlights of this programme …

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February Snakebasket Extracts

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From all at Apples and Snakes
Did you catch When Words Collide on BBC1Extra on Sunday? It’s a documentary about spoken word, including Kate Tempest, Scroobius Pip, Polarbear and more! Plus, clips from the Shake The Dust Finals. Essential listening – catch up on iPlayer HERE before it disappears! Lastly, Apples and Snakes is delighted to announce that we’ve secured funding for core costs from the Garfield Weston Foundation, enabling us to …

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Cath Drake on the Wordshuffle Café

Here’s a guest post from Cath Drake on her project Wordshuffle Café, which happened at The Albany in September.

During September I was writer in residence at the Albany café in Deptford. The Albany is a wonderful creative hub and I wanted to bring more creativity into the café area.

I’ve run many writing workshops to introduce and inspire the joy of writing and I love sharing my work. I’m also passionate about creating projects that help build a sense of community. Sense of place and community has always been …

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An extract from September’s London Snakebasket

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

Ah, September – the post-Edinburgh Festival chill-out zone. (And what an Edinburgh it was for spoken word, incidentally.) But, hey, don’t chill out too much, as there’s lots of exciting stuff afoot down here in Londinium.

First is Wordshuffle Café, a poetry residency at The Albany, kicking off on the very first of this month. There’ll be poets popping up when and where you least expect them; passers-by will be …

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