about Spork! Poetry CIC
Hello! We're a community interest company & spoken-word producer based in Exeter, delivering big dollops of live poetry events, workshops & artist support.
We put on regular gigs at Exeter Phoenix featuring local talent & line-ups from across the UK, as well a year-round program of writing & performance workshops, online events & our artist development strand Spork Up!
"With an incredibly talented line-up and a charming host, Spork! celebrates spoken word poetry in all its forms, making for an authentic and amusing show to please any audience member." - Razz Mag Feb 2020
Spork! was created by local artist Chris White in 2018 to bring accessible & fun spoken-word to the region. We're community led, are constantly trying new ideas and love working with partners accross the city.
In the past 3 years, we've put on over 40 events, including slams competitions, haiku workshops and online gigs. We've worked with a range of partners from Newcourt Community Centre to Mothers Who Make, and have programmed drag queens, brass bands and rappers, as well as some of the best spoken-word artists in the UK and beyond, including Buddy Wakefield, Vanessa Kissule and John Hegley.
Spork! is supported by Arts Council England and Exeter UNESCO City of Literature