31 October 2012
Performance poetry organisation Apples and Snakes is celebrating 30 years of putting spoken word centre stage with events every night from 2 November to 1 December ...
Performance poetry organisation Apples and Snakes is celebrating 30 years of putting spoken word centre stage with events every night from 2 November to 1 December
30 Events 30 Days is intended as a snapshot of the spoken word scene in 2012. Events include Hannah Silva's Opposition show at Oval House (6-17 November); Wordsmith & Co at Warwick Arts Centre (6 November) and a celebration of Apples and Snakes at The Albany on 1 December with John Cooper Clarke. There will be new commissions from Ross Sutherland, Roger Robinson, Stephen Morrison-Burke, Keisha Thompson, Khadija Ibrahiim, Rowan McCabe, Tshaka Campbell, Michael Parker and Sally Jenkinson.
Apples and Snakes was set up in 1982. 'Apples and Snakes now has over 150 live events taking place across the UK every year,' commented director Lucy Crompton-Reid. 'Tens of thousands of young people participate in education projects and hundreds of poets and performers benefit from opportunities to develop their writing and performance skills. This is our opportunity to celebrate the success of all Apples and Snakes achievements over the last three decades. At the heart of Apples and Snakes work sits the desire to be pioneering, inclusive, accessible and to produce work of the highest quality. Here’s to the next thirty years.'