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June Snakebasket Extracts

Apples and Snakes’ Snakebaskets are monthly newsletters tailored for each region we work in. Here you will find lots of exciting spoken word stuff and more about what we are up to in your area. These are extracts – sign up here to receive the whole message! 

“just wanted to say thanks for one of the best poetry-info emails I’ve ever received. Hope to attend at least a couple of the events – brilliant!” London Snakebasket reader.

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From London Coordinator Russell 

And the main news: no Jawdance at

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March Snakebasket Extracts

Apples and Snakes’ Snakebaskets are monthly newsletters tailored for each region we work in. Here you will find lots of exciting spoken word stuff and more about what we are up to in your area. These are extracts – sign up here to receive the whole message! 

“just wanted to say thanks for one of the best poetry-info emails I’ve ever received. Hope to attend at least a couple of the events – brilliant!” London Snakebasket reader.

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From London Coordinator Russell

There, I knew it was a mistake …

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January Snakebaskets

Apples and Snakes’ Snakebaskets are monthly newsletters tailored for each region we work in. Here you will find lots of exciting spoken word stuff and more about what we are up to in your area. These are extracts – sign up here to receive the whole message! 

“just wanted to say thanks for one of the best poetry-info emails I’ve ever received. Hope to attend at least a couple of the events – brilliant!” London Snakebasket reader.

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From London coordinator Russell

Happy New Year!

Admittedly premature, as we’re …

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One Way Ticket – Week Four

Rosie Harris talks ships, scripts and staging for the One Way Ticket tour.

Although we don’t start touring until March, the One Way Ticket team has recently been on a mini-tour, visiting the two superb ships (did I mention the ships?) that make up half of our tour venues – the magnificent SS Shieldhall in Southampton, and the equally lovely LV21 in Gillingham. The pictures here are of Chris Elwell from Half Moon and me finding our sea legs with some of our lovely venue hosts, along with …

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January Snakebasket Extracts

These are extracts from January’s Snakebaskets. Sign up here to receive the whole message!

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From London Coordinator Russell
Gosh, can you believe it’s 2013? When I was a lad, there was a TV programme called Space: 1999, in which glamorous aliens underwent full-body molecular transformation in the time in takes you or me to make a cup of tea. A neat link, there, to The Rememberers, Kenny Baraka’s spectacular sci-fi spoken-word show. Imagine if you knew all the accumulated knowledge of your ancestors. (Think how full …

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An extract from November’s South East Snakebasket

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

Hello all! Happy birthday to us, happy birthday to us, happy birthday dear uuu-uuus, Happy birthday to us!

Apples and Snakes strides into its 4th decade this month with an unbelievable 30 Events in 30 Days across England. The two South East events are Archimedes Screw at The Art House, Southampton on November 9th and Big Talk at the Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate on November 30th and you can find out …

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An extract from October’s South East Snakebasket

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

Hello,

every day is National Poetry Day for Apples and Snakes, but the nation must have its way, so remember that Thursday 4 October is the day you are legally allowed to stop people in the street and do poems at them. Make sure they are poems on the theme of ‘Stars’.

Talking of stars (see what I did there?) 451 this October features the poetic heavenly bodies of Jacob Sam-La Rose and …

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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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An extract from May’s South East Snakebasket

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

Hello all,

May blossom is represented in the Apples and Snakes South East by an exciting new event series blooming in Margate on Friday 25 May. Big Talk will be a mix of performance poetry with open mic, feature guests and poetry films. It’ll all take place in the small, but perfectly formed, Tom Thumb Theatre. Details of the launch event can be found below in the events section.

May also …

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An extract from April’s South East Snakebasket

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

Hi all,

April brings the next 451 to Southampton bringing electric poetic-storyteller Rachel Rose Reid and quiet word-storm Kayo Chingonyi to the Nuffield Theatre stage on Monday 16th. There’ll also be the usual open mic to sign up for from 7pm.

I’m only just recovering from March’s Alphapoetica outing at the City Gallery in which Matt West, Ben Lawrence, Angela Chicken and Sean Douglas performed their work to a rapt …

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