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Picture the Poet in Sunderland: Sky Hawkins

Picture the Poet in Sunderland: Sky Hawkins

Sky Hawkins | Photo credit: Suzi Corker | www.suzicorker.com

 

 

Continuing on from the success of the National Portrait Gallery’s ‘Picture the Poet’ exhibition, we chatted with featured artist, Sky Hawkins, about her time facilitating student workshops at Sunderland College. 

I was very excited when I was told I would be working with thirteen second year students from Sunderland College. They had all performed other people’s poetry but never their own. In six weeks, my job was to inspire them to write their own poetry for the first …

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Picture The Poet: Behind The Scenes

Picture The Poet: Behind The Scenes

 Writer and teacher, Vicky Morris, gives us an insight into working with South Yorkshire young people on the Picture the Poet project…

Everything great I see in relation to performance poetry almost always involves my favourite fruit and reptile combination – Apples and Snakes, so I was honoured to get the chance to work with them supporting young people on the brilliant Picture the Poet project in autumn 2014.

Not surprisingly, the project was a delight featuring everything a great project of this nature should – an intriguing and …

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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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Raymond Antrobus: in Praise of Michael Rosen and the Truth

The ‘Poet of the Month’ position is a chance for Apples and Snakes to create a little extra attention for those talented poets and poetesses across the country whose work deserves to be circulated and celebrated.

This September our Poet of the Month is Raymond Antrobus, spoken word poet, photographer and educator, and co-curator of popular London poetry events Chill Pill and Keats House Poets. Here’s Ray’s Poet of the Month blogpost, in praise of Michael Rosen and the truth…

“Open the gate of your soul and get

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An extract from December’s West Midlands Snakebasket

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

Hello all! Welcome to the December Snakebasket, wherein we give you an opportunity to finish the year in style. There may be no Hit the Ode this month, but Wordsmiths & Co. returns with a third installment on Tuesday, this time featuring the great Jacob Sam-La Rose and Lemn Sissay himself!

One of Chicago’s greatest poets and educators, Peter Kahn, is coming to teach a Power Plant masterclass this Saturday

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An extract from September’s South East Snakebasket

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

Hello, September is upon us and the wise folk say that the nights are drawing in and soon we’ll be huddled round the fireside for warmth and comfort, but in my book that just means more time to share our wild and wonderful words of wisdom!

Apples and Snakes South East have plenty going on this month, starting with a supporting role in Wise Words Festival in Canterbury, where Lemn Sissay will be

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