Debuts by future A&S regulars Joolz and Slade, and a welcome appearance by punk maverick Fitzgerald.
Quintessential mid-’80s line-up of goth superstar, socialist punk band, A&S cornerstone and newcomer.
Part one of a two-day celebration marking the end of A&S’s first year (if we regard their years as running concurrently with the academic year).
Four formidable characters together on one bill.
Part of Southwark Community Arts Festival, and therefore a partnership with Southwark Entertainments. If you weren’t into the poetry, it was worth sticking around for the disco.
27 July 1984 - 29 July 1984 at
Happily, two of our acts got namechecked in David Quantick‘s NME review of the festival: Surfin’ Dave sounded ‘like a cross between Jonathan Richman … and Billy Bragg’ and Joolz was ‘reciting, and inciting people to give money for the miners’ (New Musical Express, 11 Aug 1984). Business as usual, ...
A benefit for the striking miners, co-programmed by Apples & Snakes and the Poetry Society, and supported by the GLC. If the ticks on the back of the flyer are indicative of A&S’s contribution, then it comprised Hegley, Gilbey, Fred Williams, McGee, Agard, Joolz, LKJ, Prescod, Fell, Condell and African ...
1 August 1984
VHS recording of Miner Poets event at the Purcell Room, featuring Dannie Abse, John Agard, Gavin Ewart, Alison Fell, Alan Gilbey, John Hegley, Gladys McGee, Joolz Denby, Liz Lochhead, Steve Olssen, Fred Williams, Mogg Williams
A&S poets sharing a bill with The Hank Wangford Band and Microdisney. What a line-up!
Poetry Carnival UK was a nationwide festival organised by the poet James Sale. Spread over two days, it involved performances and workshops. Amongst the bigger names on the bill were Anne Stevenson, Gavin Ewart, George Macbeth and The Liverpool Poets. Ewart’s reading at Southampton Guildhall pulled in an audience of ...
Apart from the great line-up and the great cause, this show surely boasts the best take on the ‘apple/snake’ motif to have graced an Apples & Snakes flyer. The circularity and the black/white symbolism are entirely appropriate, and that ‘apple of the eye’ is a touch of genius.
Only source is from Sound listings 25 Jan. No flyer yet!