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London 12th September 2015

Out In South London presents

QUEER'SAY

in association with Apples and Snakes

Saturday 12 September, 8pm

Tickets: £6, £5 concs

Resonance FM's Out In South London presents, in association with Apples and Snakes, a very special showcase of queer spoken word (and live radio broadcast!). Join A J McKenna, Yrsa Daley-Ward, and Ernesto Sarezale for an evening of funny, gritty, life-affirming poetry, hosted by the lovely Rosie Wilby.

Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

http://bit.ly/1N77fND

Plymouth 17th September 2015

FORKED

Thursday 17 September, 8pm

Tickets: £7 on the door | £5 in advance | £4 NUS

Performance poetry from across the UK with a brilliant and diverse line-up! Nestled in the COBBLED streets of the Barbican, you will find the FORKED poets ready and waiting to entertain. Hosted by jazz floozy and poetess Mama Tokus, and featuring Jemima Foxtrot.

The B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Plymouth PL1 2NJ

http://bit.ly/1S69SmZ

Sunderland 22nd September 2015

JIBBA JABBA SUNDERLAND

Presented by Jenni Pascoe with support from Apples and Snakes

Tuesday 22 September, 7.30pm for 8.00pm start

Tickets: £4 on the door

A fast-paced night of spoken word shenanigans, featuring the best poets, comedians and musicians the north has to offer. All that plus the famous JibbaJabba mic jam – sharpen your elbows and get to the front to grab your three minutes of fame!

Independent, 27-28 Holmeside, Sunderland SR1 3JE

http://bit.ly/1MJIYjq

London 23rd September 2015 - 3rd October 2015

Simon Mole presents

NO MORE WORRIES

Created by Simon Mole and Peader Kirk. Co-produced by Apples and Snakes, the Albany and ARC Stockton.
Wednesdays to Saturdays, 23 September - 3 October, 7.30pm

Tickets: £12 | £10 conc, Age Guidance 14+

Ever wanted to get away from it all? Kieran is 27, and stuck in a dead-end sea-side town. He wants to see the world, one exotic cocktail at a time. Paul is 50 and on the road again, a British Lebowski in an old skool campervan. Trusting in tai chi and the power of sevens, he’s on a quest to reconcile then and now. Sometimes the past is the only thing you can’t leave behind.

Poet Simon Mole has collaborated with director Peader Kirk to create a poetic theatrical adventure. No More Worries combines spoken word and contemporary theatre with a live electronic soundscape. #NMWtour

The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, London SE8 4AG
http://bit.ly/1Ih1M5G

Huddersfield 23rd September 2015

Reading Round – a group with a difference

Wednesdays 1.30-3.00 pm       FREE*

Starting 23 September 2015

Methodist Mission, Lord Street, Huddersfield HD1 1QA

Weekly meetings discovering short stories and poems for sheer enjoyment, looking

at how writers achieve their effects, led

by popular local poet Geoff Hattersley

*part of a new national initiative supported by the Royal Literary Fund

No pens, no paper, no prep –

like a book club without the homework

These sessions are free but numbers are limited

Call: 01484 644959

e-mail: jeanettegeoff@btinternet.com

Birmingham 24th September 2015

Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Apples and Snakes, and Beatfreeks present

LEVEL UP

Friday 24 September, 7pm

Tickets: £5, Age Guidance 15+

Back by popular demand, Level Up hits its fourth season! An explosive night of spoken word poetry featuring some of the UK's very best poets alongside local rising stars. Alongside sets from our special guests, expect open mic slots for you to share your own spoken word, as well as poetry video showcases, and time to socialise and exchange with like-minded people. This is poetry with bite!
The DOOR, The Rep, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP

http://bit.ly/1MJKhyS

Canterbury 30th September 201

Apples and Snakes, Wise Words and Gulbenkian present

THE GULB SLAM

Wednesday 30 September, Doors 7.30pm | 8pm start

Tickets: £5 | £4 students

The Gulb Slam features national spoken word headline poets, poetry films and the opportunity to win a feature set at the next slam. Hosted by Canterbury Laureate Dan Simpson and judged by you! There are 10 slots available, to book a performance slot, call box office 01227 769075 or email beth@workers-of-art.co.uk

The Gulbenkian, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NB

http://bit.ly/1IJKy2f

London 30th September 2015

Apples and Snakes and The Writing Room presents

JAWDANCE

Wednesday 30 September, 7.30pm
Open-mic: Sign Up from 7pm till 7.30pm

Tickets: FREE - just turn up!

Take a bunch of stellar headline acts. Mix in some fresh emerging talent, shake up the open-mic, sprinkle with some beautiful beats, honed tones and a dash of poetry in motion. This is Jawdance. It’s chaotic, it’s unruly, it will grab you by the stomach and boldly plant your feet on the stage. Come along and get involved or simply sit back and enjoy the feast with our wonderful host, GREEdS!

Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA

http://bit.ly/1K27Tst

Heswall 2nd 3rd October 2015

Poetry Kit International Poetry Festival 2015 - Heswall, Wirral, UK.   2nd - 3rd October

Great Poets from around the world confirmed so far poets from around Britain, Ireland, Serbia and Jamaica, India.  Great poems, open floor events and workshops.     Free to attend but please let us know you are coming as some events have restricted numbers.  info@poetrykit.org

I have all venues confirmed for events on Fri 2nd October and Sat 3rd October 2015 as follows,

Friday afternoon 2nd October 2015 Reading at Heswall Library - 1pm - 3pm

Friday evening 2nd October 2015 Reading at Heswall Methodist Church - 7pm - 10pm

Saturday afternoon workshops conducted by Stuart Nunn at the Beacon Cafe, Heswall. - 2pm - 5pm

Saturday evening open floor and social event, Rubin�s Cafe, Heswall - 7pm - 10pm

Saturday till late, social event, Jug and Bottle, Public House

This event has been very successful over the years with poets from USA, Israel, New Zeeland, and all parts of Britain.  You are most welcome to come and read with us, and we would love to meet you.  All events are free but a small contribution at the church venue would be welcome.

Hotels in the area, within walking distance of venues,  Premier Inn Heswall, Jug and Bottle

Preston 8th October 2015

Pascale Petit will be leading a workshop at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston from 2.00 – 3.30 pm on National Poetry Day ( 8th October ) on the theme of ‘The Wild and Rural Lives of Poems’ ( linking in to the Harris Museum and Gallery’s Rural Life Exhibition ). £6 waged/unwaged free.

Then from 7-30 – 9-30 pm there will be a reading when she will be joined by local writers. £3 waged/unwaged free.

Booking from the 7th September.

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Palmers Green 24th October 2015

Poetry in Palmers Green 24th October 2015 @ 7.15pm. Parish Centre St. John�s Church, Palmers Green,1 Bourne Hill/corner Green Lanes, London N13 4DA.Lovely warm welcoming venue. Come and hear readings from: Hylda Sims, Lindsay Fursland, Roy Marshall, Maggie Butt and Jane Duran and music from Helios Consort. �5(�3.50 concs) www.facebook.com/PoetryinPalmersGreen