This was an Artists For Palestine benefit.
Programmed by Apples & Snakes, although not credited as such in publicity. Some of the poets felt that one of their colleagues was giving such lengthy introductions to his work that they were in danger of missing last orders. Never a good thing for poets.
A partnership with Islington Ecology Centre to mark Tree Dressing Day. This event was established in 1990 by the charity Common Ground.
1997 was Apples & Snakes 15th Anniversary of being the foremost Spoken Word/Poetry Organisation. Bernardine Evaristo has gone on to a successful writing career publishing many novels and is now a University lecturer at Brunel University. This information was accurate as of 2017.