Apples and Snakes started in 1983, when activist poets gathered in a room above the Adam’s Arms pub in Conway Street, central London. Nearly 40 years later, the collective has become the country’s leading spoken word poetry organisation, delivering impactful projects and events across England. Apples & Snakes prioritises its work with artists and communities of African, Caribbean and Asian heritage, as well as excluded groups such as young people in care and refugees. Core activities include artist and artform development; live events and unique commissions; as well as participation and education. Apples and Snakes’ flagship projects integrate all three areas of work to create unique and immersive experiences for both the artists and participating communities.