COVID-19 Update: 24 March 2020

In response to COVID19, the Apples and Snakes team are now all working from home.  You can reach us on

With all public events cancelled, we are busy formulating plans for how we can continue to work online during this time to continue to deliver our mission of championing poets and poetry, amplifying voices and challenging the idea of what poetry is and can be. It will all be a bit of an experiment but now feels like a good time to see what we can do!

The artists we work with are the heart of our organisation and have been since Apples and Snakes began in 1982 – we know this is going to be a challenging time and our priority is to ensure that we can support them/you as best we can. As well as developing online programming opportunities, we want to find ways to bring people together so we can collectively support and take care of each other.

We’ll also continue to work with partner organisations across the country to support the wider poetry sector as now, more than ever, we need to take care of each other.

More to come from our online programme in the next couple of weeks, in the meantime, stay well and keep in touch.

See you on the other side!

With much love,

the Apples and Snakes team

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Covid-19 Update: 17 March 2020

After the government’s new advice to avoid all non-essential social contact, we have decided that all Apples and Snakes’ public events will be cancelled or postponed until further notice.

We are sorry for the disappointment this may cause but the decision has been made with the best interests of our audiences, artists and staff in mind.

Our team will remain working, and we will be available for enquiries during working hours on 020 8465 6140 or

We are currently working up some ideas for activity that we can share online, which we enable us to keep programming and supporting artists during this period.

We will post updates on our website and social media.

Stay well and stay in touch!

Apples and Snakes team

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