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Blurring the Boundaries between theatre and poetry by Nick Field

Blurring the Boundaries between theatre and poetry by Nick Field

Apples and Snakes’ Poet Of The Month, Nick Field, talks about blurring the boundaries between theatre and poetry…

I love blurring the boundaries.

I’m also always drawn to experimenting with blurring the boundaries in my work, between forms often, but other ways too; structure and genre are favoured playthings. As an artist it is in forming and causing these mutations between different arts that I find the most exciting creative potential. While my work as a writer and performer has been on quite a journey in recent years, poetry is …

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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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Nick Field: Championing Change with Apples

  I can honestly say that Apples and Snakes changed everything for me. When I first started performing my work, four years ago or so, I’d mainly written for theatre so other people had always performed my words. I wanted to shake things up a bit and so I wrote pieces I could perform myself and took them to open mics, including Apples and Snakes. I started to get a lot of offers to perform, which was great, but I also wanted to fuse my theatre experience with spoken word, and …

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