Review: Spork! The Valentine(ish) Edition @ Exeter Phoenix

Spork! is a delightful evening of poetry, comedy, rap and performance, which brings together local artists in celebration of spoken word. Hosted by Chris White, Spork! is full of the weird and wonderful, it’s variety making each show unique, exciting and guaranteed to include something for everyone. On Tuesday 11 February, I was lucky enough to see their ‘Valentine(ish)’ special, in which poetic performances were based (loosely) on theme of love. Continue reading Review: Spork! The Valentine(ish) Edition @ Exeter Phoenix

Review: Spork’s First Birthday

I must have walked past A Little Drop of Poison dozens of times during my time in Exeter. The pub on Fore Street blends away into the background, unlike the Chev or The Black Horse, with even the doorway quite easy to miss. But in this pub in Exeter, where the ceilings are so low your whole hand can lie flat on it if you stretch up, there is a spoken word night once a month called Spork. Continue reading Review: Spork’s First Birthday

Review: Moist, Moist, Moist @ Exeter Phoenix

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Chris White is the kind of guy you want to be your friend. He’s the one in your friendship group who makes stupid jokes which you feel like you shouldn’t be laughing at, but which make you piss yourself anyway. His spoken-word show, Moist Moist Moist, pulls together this silly humour with the more emotional elements of the queer experience, love, sex and relationships, into a bizarre and hilarious show about a relationship with the sea. Continue reading Review: Moist, Moist, Moist @ Exeter Phoenix

Chris White: blurring the lines between spoken word poetry and stand-up comedy

Chris White is a poet. I first came across him at Exeter’s 8th Annual Poetry Slam a few weeks ago. He came second in the competition and I was completely enamoured with his witty poetic chops from the outset. Flashback to the 15th October 2017. Procrastination and a final year sense of I-should-be-doing-more has led me to the cosy Bike Shed Theatre on a Sunday … Continue reading Chris White: blurring the lines between spoken word poetry and stand-up comedy

Theatre Review: Wanderlust at the Bike Shed Theatre

I was incredibly apprehensive about my second trip to the Bike Shed Theatre. On my first experience, I went to see a play called ‘After the Accident’, which was a fictional dramatization of the aftermath of the death of a young girl hit by a car. Overtly tragic and distressing, my hysterical reaction to it was one of the most humiliating things of my life. … Continue reading Theatre Review: Wanderlust at the Bike Shed Theatre

Review: Cafe Culture Poetry Night

Cafe Espresso is a charming little coffee shop right next to Timepiece, so if nothing else, my visit to the Cafe Culture poetry event was worthwhile just for discovering the venue. I’d been to a few spoken word events in Exeter already this year but mostly with local poets, so I was looking forward to seeing what students would come up with. The Cafe is … Continue reading Review: Cafe Culture Poetry Night

Walking In Their Footsteps

With Freshers’ Week quickly approaching, it’s that time of year again. The time of year when you promise yourself you’re going to make the most of your time in Exeter, whether it’s your first year or your last (eek!). One of my personal yearly promises to myself is to write more, because every writer knows that the first rule of being a writer is to, … Continue reading Walking In Their Footsteps