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Picture the Poet in Sunderland: Sky Hawkins

Picture the Poet in Sunderland: Sky Hawkins

 

 

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 time and be ready to perform it and alongside …

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Picture The Poet in Sunderland: Rowan McCabe

Picture The Poet in Sunderland: Rowan McCabe

 

Following the success of the National Portrait Gallery’s ‘Picture the Poet’ exhibition, we caught up with featured artist, Rowan McCabe, to hear about his recent experiences running young people’s workshops at the Sunderland Music Workshop Centre.

A few months ago, I was asked by Apples and Snakes to run some workshops at the Sunderland Music Workshop Centre. It was on the theme of identity, in response to the National Portrait Gallery’s ‘Picture the Poet’ exhibition and I really enjoyed being a part of it.

Over the weeks …

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Read Our Lips at Barnard Castle

Apples and Snakes’ exciting new project, Read My Lips, teaches writers how to combine their poetry with film. Here, the writers involved share with us their experiences of the process.

Some time ago, we were contacted by Teesdale Words, a group of enthusiastic poets based around the very attractive market town of Barnard Castle. They had heard about the Read Our Lips project, where we teach poets to storyboard, film and edit their own filmpoems. Could their group take part? So one (mercifully) bright day in October, Laura Degnan

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North East Go And See Fund: Poetry in Therapeutic Practice

Tyneside poet Carmen Thompson tells us how she put the North East Go And See Fund to good use!

Workshop: Healing Words: Poetry in Therapeutic Practice

Organisation: Scarborough Psychotherapy Training Institute

Deliverer: Kate Evans

Being a writer, talking to writers and reading writers, I’ve come to realise that writing drives us a little bit mad (hence the title) – the obsessions, the rituals, the ecstasy of a good day and the manhole darkness of a bad day. To make this worse, the myth of the crazed, drug …

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North East Go And See Fund

Tyneside poet James Wilkinson tells us how he put the North East Go And See Fund to good use!

It can feel a little isolated up here in the grim north, and as programme coordinator for the region I’ve often thought a travel bursary might be a good thing. So this year I finally got around to trying it out! It’s only a token pot, poets can claim back up to £50 towards the cost of anything that helps develop their career: performing out of region, going to see an …

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PUBLIC ADDRESS II: Meet the poets – Tom Sissons

We introduce you to Tom Sissons, one of 5 regional poets performing on our Public Address II tour.

Poet number 4 is Tom Sissons our South East poetry performer. As the 2012 Hammer and Tongue Brighton Slam Champ and star at Brighton’s Bite! Youth Poets v MCs battle, Tom is cutting a clear path through the overgrowth of spoken word with writing and performances about politics, urban life, and working class values that exhibit a maturity and style belying his teen years.

Check him out…

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