The first Apples and Snakes show. Headlined by probably the then-best-known name on the live poetry circuit, supported by various alumni of Worthless Words, the writers’ collective that spawned A&S in the first place. Glenn Smith later performed under the name Markus Jahn.
The first A&S slot by ranting stalwart Nick Toczek, and a second-time appearance from Seething Wells.
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).
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.
The first outing for a long-running annual partnership event with Alternative Arts. We love the Bottom-themed artwork. PR Murry compere alongside Mark Miwurdz, although Emile Sercombe was supposed to be the second compere.
Murry & Quobble contributing to a performing arts showcase in Bracknell.
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, ...
Ah – the days of 50p/25p poetry gigs…
A noticeably back-to-basics line-up of Worthless Words alumni.
Thanks to Patric Cunnane for finding the flyer.