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Artist Development

Apples and Snakes puts on a range of masterclasses, workshops and development events throughout the year to help performance poets develop their work.

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Finding Your Creative Systems with Jacob Sam-La Rose

16 May 2017

LONDON @ 6pm: Acclaimed poet and tutor Jacob Sam-La Rose offers tips and tools on being a freelancer

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No Boring Poetry! Masterclass with MiKo Berry

11 May 2017

BATH @ 12-4.30pm: Miko will help you develop your confidence, hone your writing and ramp up your performance skills.

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POWER PLANT: IS G4A 4 U

22 April 2017

CAMBRIDGE @ 11am: Interested in applying for funding? Perhaps an Arts Council grant is what you need.

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POWER PLANT: POETRY AS A THERAPEUTIC TOOL

28 March 2017

LONDON @ 6pm: A workshop with Dean Atta and Tom Vlietstra

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Higher Learning: Choreo-Poetry

27 March 2017

LONDON @ 10am-6pm: Apples and Snakes & Breakin' Convention presents Higher Learning: Choreo-Poetry

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READ OUR LIPS: 12 HOUR FILM POEM CHALLENGE

25 March 2017

YORK @ 10am - 6pm: From notebooks to movie screens!

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SAY OWT SLAM #15 Adele Hampton Workshop

23 March 2017

YORK @ 5.30pm: a workshop with Adele Hampton ahead of her performance in the evening

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Scratch York: Performance Workshop for Poets

20 March 2017

YORK @ 5.30pm: Free peer-led rehearsal club for performance poets at any stage of their practise, from beginners to headliners!

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SCRATCH TYNE

19 March 2017

NEWCASTLE @ 2-5pm: Learn about how to make an audience sit up and listen with Rowan McCabe.

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POWER PLANT: PUTTING TOGETHER YOUR FIRST COLLECTION

2 February 2017

LONDON @ 6.30-9pm:

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SCRATCH TYNE

22 January 2017

NEWCASTLE @ 2-5pm: a safe place for spoken word – get truly constructive support from your peers

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Power Plant: Celebrating Age

14 December 2016

LONDON @ 6-9pm: Creative writing tips for working with older people

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Power Plant : Taking A Show To The Edinburgh Fringe

11 December 2016

NEWCASTLE @ 10am-4pm: Considering taking a show to the Fringe? This is the masterclass for you!

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POETS' PLACE

3 December 2016

BIRMINGHAM @ 3pm: talk poetry, write poetry, share poetry, eat biscuits

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Scratch York #1

3 December 2016

YORK @ 12:30pm: Free peer-led rehearsal club for performance poets at any stage of their practise, from beginners to headliners!

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POETS' PLACE

19 November 2016

BIRMINGHAM @ 3pm: talk poetry, write poetry, share poetry, eat biscuits

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POWER PLANT: PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUES & POETRY STYLES

14 November 2016

LONDON @ 6.30-8.30pm: explore new techniques and styles for performance

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SAY OWT: WORKSHOP WITH VANESSA KISUULE

12 November 2016

YORK @ 4-6pm: Slam champion Vanessa Kisuule runs a workshop ahead of the Say Owt slam

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POETS' PLACE

5 November 2016

BIRMINGHAM @ 3pm: talk poetry, write poetry, share poetry, eat biscuits

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POETS' PLACE

22 October 2016

BIRMINGHAM @ 3pm: talk poetry, write poetry, share poetry, eat biscuits

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The Writing Room

18 October - 22 November 2016

LONDON @ 6.30pm: challenging, encouraging and inspiring your writing

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POWER PLANT: LANGUAGE AS POETIC ARCHIVE

10 October 2016

LONDON @ 6.30-8.30pm: this workshop is designed to investigate how our memories inform our poetry

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SCRATCH WEAR

9 October 2016

SUNDERLAND @ 1-4pm: start well, end well

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POETS' PLACE

8 October 2016

BIRMINGHAM @ 3pm: talk poetry, write poetry, share poetry, eat biscuits

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POETS' PLACE

24 September 2016

BIRMINGHAM @ 3pm: talk poetry, write poetry, share poetry, eat biscuits

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SCRATCH WEAR

18 September 2016

SUNDERLAND @ 2.30-5.30pm: wow us with words

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SCRATCH TYNE

18 September 2016

NEWCASTLE @ 2-5pm: a safe place for spoken word – get truly constructive support from your peers

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POWER PLANT: DIGGING FOR ME

14 September 2016

LONDON @ 6.30pm: find the spark for new writing and add richness to your process

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POETS' PLACE

10 September 2016

BIRMINGHAM @ 3pm: talk poetry, write poetry, share poetry, eat biscuits

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POETS' PLACE

27 August 2016

BIRMINGHAM @ 3pm: talk poetry, write poetry, share poetry, eat biscuits

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POETS' PLACE

13 August 2016

BIRMINGHAM @ 3pm: talk poetry, write poetry, share poetry, eat biscuits

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BIG MOUTHS!

11 August 2016

HASTINGS @ 1-4pm: set the record straight through spoken word!

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CREATIVE WRITING AND PERFORMANCE POETRY WITH LAURIE BOLGER

4 August 2016

LONDON @ 6.30-8.30pm: celebrate your own unique style in writing poetry and lyrics

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POETS' PLACE

30 July 2016

BIRMINGHAM @ 3pm: talk poetry, write poetry, share poetry, eat biscuits

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A Stranger's Case with Carmen Thompson

30 July 2016

STOCKTON @ 1PM: A creative workshop led by Carmen Thompson

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VERBALISE

27 July - 17 August 2016

BIRMINGHAM: launch your spoken word career with a four week programme

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POWER PLANT: EKPHRASIS IN ACTION

21 July 2016

LONDON @ 6.30pm: This masterclass considers the poet as social commentator who reframes and re-imagines the world

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SCRATCH TYNE

17 July 2016

NEWCASTLE @ 2-5pm: a safe place for spoken word – get truly constructive support from your peers

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POETS' PLACE

16 July 2016

BIRMINGHAM @ 3pm: talk poetry, write poetry, share poetry, eat biscuits

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SCRATCH WEAR

10 July 2016

SUNDERLAND @ 2-5pm: Spoken word on Wearside!

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POETS' PLACE

2 July 2016

BIRMINGHAM @ 3pm: talk poetry, write poetry, share poetry, eat biscuits

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Polish, Hone, Perform: Next Steps Masterclass

19 June 2016

CAMBRIDGE @ 2-5pm: Polish, Hone, Perform – making your poems shine on stage

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POETS' PLACE

18 June 2016

BIRMINGHAM @ 3pm: talk poetry, write poetry, share poetry, eat biscuits

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POWER PLANT: IMAGINATIVE LEAPS IN PERSONAL NARRATIVES

15 June 2016

LONDON @ 6.30pm: are you a poet looking to generate fresh material and up your writing game? Then this is the masterclass for you!

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POETS' PLACE

4 June 2016

BIRMINGHAM @ 3pm: talk poetry, write poetry, share poetry, eat biscuits

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POETS' PLACE

21 May 2016

BIRMINGHAM @ 3pm: talk poetry, write poetry, share poetry, eat biscuits

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POWER PLANT: DEVELOPING IDEAS FOR PERFORMANCE

21 May 2016

LONDON @ 10.30am-4.30pm: This practical session will help poets and spoken word artists consider and negotiate key aspects of creating scripts and text for performance.

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SCRATCH CLUB TYNE

15 May 2016

NEWCASTLE @ 2-5pm: a safe place for spoken word – get truly constructive support from your peers

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SCRATCH SUNDERLAND

15 May 2016

SUNDERLAND @ 2-5pm: Spoken word on Wearside!

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POWER PLANT: FINDING WORK AS A FREELANCE POET

14 May 2016

POOLE @ 9.30am: gain insight into promotion and freelance work through the experience of 3 professional broadly ranging artists

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POETS' PLACE

7 May 2016

BIRMINGHAM @ 3pm: talk poetry, write poetry, share poetry, eat biscuits

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POWER PLANT: WRITING FOR PERFORMANCE

1 May 2016

EXETER @ 2-4pm: Write, read, listen, perform! Taking your words from page to stage

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POETS' PLACE

23 April 2016

BIRMINGHAM @ 3pm: talk poetry, write poetry, share poetry, eat biscuits

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POWER PLANT: PAGE TO STAGE WITH JEAN 'BINTA' BREEZE

20 April 2016

BRISTOL @ 2-5pm: explore the difference between page and stage poetry and learn some tips on performing your work.

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SCRATCH CLUB TYNE

17 April 2016

NEWCASTLE @ 2-5pm: a safe place for spoken word – get truly constructive support from your peers

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POETS' PLACE

9 April 2016

BIRMINGHAM @ 3pm: talk poetry, write poetry, share poetry, eat biscuits

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POWER PLANT: WRITING, DRAWING AND DRAWING OUT THE CREATIVE

30 March 2016

LONDON @ 6.30pm: writing, drawing and drawing out the creative

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POETS' PLACE

26 March 2016

BIRMINGHAM @ 3pm: talk poetry, write poetry, share poetry, eat biscuits

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THE VERANDA POEMS MASTERCLASS WITH JEAN BINTA BREEZE

24 March 2016

NEWCASTLE @ 5.30pm: everything from writing poetry on the page to performing it on a stage

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SCRATCH CLUB TYNE

20 March 2016

NEWCASTLE @ 2-5pm: scratch becomes an alter-ego finishing school

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POETS' PLACE

12 March 2016

BIRMINGHAM @ 3pm: talk poetry, write poetry, share poetry, eat biscuits

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POETS' PLACE

27 February 2016

BIRMINGHAM @ 3pm: talk poetry, write poetry, share poetry, eat biscuits

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POWER PLANT: TIME TO WRITE WITH ANDREW MCMILLAN

18 February 2016

LONDON @ 6.30pm: the time, space and guidance to generate new material

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POETS' PLACE

13 February 2016

BIRMINGHAM @ 3pm: talk poetry, write poetry, share poetry, eat biscuits

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POWER PLANT: PAGE TO STAGE

6 February 2016

FAREHAM @11am-4pm: explore the difference between page and stage poetry and learn some tips on performing your work.

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POETS' PLACE

30 January 2016

BIRMINGHAM @ 3pm: talk poetry, write poetry, share poetry, eat biscuits

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POWER PLANT: TAKING A SHOW TO THE EDINBURGH FRINGE

18 January 2016

BRISTOL @ 9.30am: Find out what it takes to get your show to the Fringe with Dan Simpson and Chris Redmond!

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POWER PLANT: TAKING A SHOW TO THE EDINBURGH FRINGE

16 January 2016

LONDON @ 10am: Find out what it takes to get your show to the Fringe with Dan Simpson and Jack Rooke!

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LEVEL UP WORKSHOPS

11 January 2016

BIRMINGHAM @ 6pm: one of a kind opportunities for young people

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POWER PLANT: How to Write a Movie

18 November 2015

LONDON @ 6.30pm: a warm, witty and accessible workshop focusing on screenwriting

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POETS' PLACE

21 March 2015

BIRMINGHAM @ 3pm: talk poetry, write poetry, share poetry, eat biscuits

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SCRATCH CLUB TYNE

14 December 2014

NEWCASTLE @ 2-5pm: a safe place for spoken word – get truly constructive support from your peers

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POETS' PLACE

5 July 2014

BIRMINGHAM @ 3pm: talk poetry, write poetry, share poetry, eat biscuits

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Scratch Tees Rehearsal Club

21 June 2011

MIDDLESBOROUGH @ 11am: achieve your performance potential

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spring

12 - 13 March 2011

SOUTH EAST: a two day intensive professional development opportunity for emerging South East performance poets

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ESCAPE: Submitting your Poems to Magazines

28 February 2011

LONDON: submitting your work to magazines

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LEARN : EAT : PERFORM

20 February 2011

WORCESTER @ 11.00am: monthly writers' workshop

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Undergrowth - workshop

20 February 2011

NEWCASTLE: worksops led by Cassoulette leading to a performance of Undergrowth

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Spoken Word Open Mic Workshop

15 February 2011

KENDAL @ 5pm: a practical writing workshop

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ESCAPE: Voice Coaching - Royal Shakespeare Company, part II

14 February 2011

LONDON: voice coaching & performance workshop for spoken word artists

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LEARN : EAT : PERFORM

21 November 2010

WORCESTER @ 10.00am: monthly writers' workshop

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TUNED ON: SPOKEN WORD DEBATE

20 November 2010

BIRMINGHAM @ 4.00pm: networking and discussion about spoken word

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The Writer, Performer and Director Relationship

30 October 2010

LONDON @ 10am-3pm: workshop with Zena Edwards and Anthony Shrubsall

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ESCAPE: Voice Coaching from the Royal Shakespeare Company

21 October 2010

LONDON @ 1pm: an afternoon with RSC voice coach Stephen Kemble

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Poetry Networking @ Exeter Poetry Festival

9 October 2010

EXETER @ 5pm: poetry networking

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Performance poetry workshop with Dizraeli

4 July 2010

SOUTHAMPTON @ 3.00pm: prepare a poem to perform

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performance poetry workshop with Zena Edwards

3 July 2010

WHITSTABLE @ 2.00pm: a performance poetry workshop with Zena Edwards

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ESCAPE Masterclass: How to Run a Poetry Slam with Peter Kahn

30 June 2010

LONDON: A three-hour workshop with slam expert Peter Kahn

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collaborative writing

26 June 2010

KENDAL @ 4pm: writing with another person or a group

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ESCAPE Masterclass: Safeguarding Policy & Tools for Schools

18 June 2010

LONDON @ 10am: all day workshop for poets interested in working in education

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writing for performance

29 May 2010

KENDAL @ 4pm: a practical writing workshop

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Lifting off the page

21 May 2010

PLYMOUTH @ 12pm: poetry masterclass with Francesca Beard

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ESCAPE: poetry multimedia masterclass

8 May 2010

STOCKTON @ 12.30pm: combining multimedia with live poetry

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open mic workshop

30 April 2010

KENDAL @ 4pm: try out your open mic material and get feedback

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Performance Poetry Workshop

28 April 2010

HEXHAM @ 4.30pm: workshop on honing your performance skills

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Adapting your work to suit different audiences

27 March 2010

KENDAL @ 4pm: open mic workshop

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Poetry multimedia masterclass

13 March 2010

Learn how multimedia and digital projection can interact with live performance; Arc, Stockton

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Writing from your life story

27 February 2010

Workshop based on writing from your life experiences; Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

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