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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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Apples and Snakes Board member Kerry Featherstone on spoken word

It only takes a couple of bites.  You can be tempted by a ‘Snakebasket’, or hear something in your school.  And then it starts!

Seeing Polarbear at The Albany, the open-mic in Soho, slams making the walls wobble. Watching clips from Shake the Dust; kids strutting and confident in newfound poetics; voices raised in celebration over Olympic Park.  Clicking through the website A-Z of writers and performers for A&S; reading the names of new shows and gigs.  Who are these people?

And then sitting in an audience to …

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