Apples and Snakes

SPIN: Poetry Performance and Workshop

About the show

SPIN is a live poetry gig for young people. There are three performers; a poet, a storyteller and a rapper, who each perform a 15 minute set, creating a 45 minute performance. The performers use techniques such as call & response to make sure the show is very interactive and children are fully engaged. SPIN can be performed to the whole school or a Key Stage… or to however many can fit in the hall!

SPIN has a simple pop-up set and needs a mic & PA. (We can provide!)

Key stage / year groups:

EYFS, KS1, KS2. Relaxed performances available for SEND settings

Relevant areas of the National Curriculum

  • English
  • Literacy
  • Oracy
  • Personal, social, emotional development

About the pupil workshops

Workshops will be delivered by skilled poet educators to one year group, empowering pupils to create their own spoken word poetry written during the session. The activities will support speaking, listening and collaboration skills in a safe creative space.

Teacher Twilight CPD

Led by an experienced poet educator, the CPD will provide a toolkit of exercises for teachers to develop confidence, insight and creative approaches to speaking, writing and performing poetry with the whole class.

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About Apples and Snakes

Apples and Snakes is England’s leading organisation for spoken word with an international reputation for producing engaging, transformative and inspiring poetry experiences. We commission and develop artists, and produce events and participation programmes. We amplify ignored voices, champion poets and performance poetry, and challenge expectations of what poetry is and can be.

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