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Apples & Snakes – Sunday Papers Live

Apples & Snakes – Sunday Papers Live

Apples and Snakes is the leading organisation for performance poetry in England, with a national reputation for producing exciting and innovative participation and performance work in spoken word. We work in partnership with creative individuals and organisations across the country to produce high quality artistic experiences – including work with, for and by young people – that raise the profile of spoken word and push the boundaries of the artform,

artists and audiences. We offer professional development for artists including advice, training and performance opportunities at a local, national and international level. Deanna Rodger is a spoken word poet and performer from London. She is the youngest UK

Poetry Slam Champion (2007) and has written and performed as a poet in 2012 Olympic Team Welcome Ceremonies (NYT commission), Buckingham Palace (NYT commission), Speakers House (NYT commission) and 10 Downing Street (somewhere to_ commission), as well as travelling

internationally to perform and host workshops. She runs Chill Pill and Come Rhyme With Me and is currently developing a music/poetry show called Earth. – Mr Gee is a poet, comedian and radio presenter. H presented BBC Radio 4’s “Rhyme & Reason”, “Bespoken

Word” & ‘Poetic Justice” and starred as “The Poet” for the West End run of “Into the Hoods” – the first Hip Hop West End production. Mr Gee was the “Poet Laureate” for Russell Brand’s SONY award-winning radio show and supported Russell Brand on the “Messiah

Complex” tour – being the first performance poet to do a set at the O2 in front of 17,000 people. He’s also had a cameo role in the film “Get Him To The Greek” and writes current affairs poems for BBC regional radio. Mr Gee co-runs Chill Pill with Deanna Rodger.

“A charming and politically articulate street poet” – The Times – SugarJ is a young Croydon based poet. His poetry explores love, identity and relationships between both people and things. SugarJ has performed his poetry at range of venues including the Roundhouse,

the Southbank Centre and Birmingham NEC Arena. He is one of the faces of Nationwide’s ‘Voices’ ad campaign with his poem ‘Face to Face’ and is a Barbican Young Poet. Writer, compere, performer, SugarJ is a special artist who brings his own unique sweetness

to every project he’s involved in.