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A new poetry and spoken word exhibition makes its way to ARC in Stockton from Monday 15th January and runs all the way through to Monday 12th February thanks to Apples and Snakes, who have regularly led the way as a poetry organisation. 

Poetry Pioneers: 35 Years is a retrospective of spoken word, which charts its history over four decades, and acts as a real celebration of the Apples and Snakes archive in its birthday year.

With guest curators including John Hegley, Benjamin Zephaniah, Inua Ellams, Roger McGough, Holly McNish, and Cerys Matthews all showcasing work with real personal resonance, they’ve selected some tremendously influential pieces, and spotlighted memorable performances to inspire the poetry of the future. With vintage gig flyers, audio recordings, a video booth and listening posts, this is a very interactive experience, and puts the focus on just how spoken word is intended to be taken in.

With more than three decades to get lost in, and a blend of the social, political and personal, this engaging, effervescent and exciting exhibition spotlights an art form that can get under your skin in all the best ways.

Poetry Pioneers: 35 Years is at ARC in Stockton from Monday 15th January to Monday 12th February.

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