Boat Poets was established in 2017 in collaboration with the Thames Festival Trust as a talent development project for young poets and spoken word artists. Its primary aim is to connect young people with their local river and provide paid space and time for young artists to develop their craft in a unique and supportive environment. With support from the Arts Council and Apples and Snakes, Boat Poets continues on this trajectory in 2018 and will connect with artists and audiences in Bristol, London and Plymouth.

Apples and Snakes are excited to be supporting Boat Poets, an innovative residency that provides a unique development opportunity for the young poets involved. I was very impressed by the standard of applications and I’m looking forward to seeing the diverse range of work that emerges. Watch this space for a boat poets on tour event in autumn where audiences will get the chance to see what inspiring poetry has been created.
– Gina Sherman, SW Producer

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