About Us

WE ARE SPOKEN WORD TRAILBLAZERS, WITH ARTISTS AT OUR HEART.

BY BRINGING TOGETHER IMPORTANT VOICES IN INTERESTING WAYS, WE CREATE INSPIRING EXPERIENCES FOR AUDIENCES.

We champion the development of extraordinary artists. Want to get involved in spoken word? You are in the right place.

As England’s leading spoken word poetry organisation, we exist to support poets at all stages of their careers. Working with inspiring people and organisations, we run regular live events and artist development programmes across the country. Through our Book a Poet scheme, we can help you find the best visiting artists for your workshops and events. We produce work in collaboration with other charities and organisations, including libraries, prisons, and housing associations.

We believe that working collaboratively helps ensure that unheard voices become heard. Apples and Snakes is proud to have worked in partnership with a number of organisations, including BAC, Free Word, Southbank Centre, Rich Mix, Tate, Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Penguin Random House, Barbican Theatre Plymouth, Hull City of Culture, Roundhouse, Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, RSC, Arc Stockton, The Royal Court, #Merky, EUTC, BBC, Brighton Dome, Nottingham Playhouse, and many more.

We are grateful to have received support from a number of generous donors and organisations, including Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund, London Community Foundation, Cockayne Foundation, Ernest Hecht Foundation, The Fenton Arts Trust, Esmee Fairbairn, and Paul Hamlyn FoundationApples and Snakes is a registered charity and a National Portfolio Organisation.

 

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