Spork! open mic night returns to Little Drop of Poison on Thursday 13 October with a headline set from Exeter-based poet and performer Charice Bhardwaj.
Her work seeks to explore contemporary topics including racism, food, ageing and touch in intimate and darkly humorous ways, starting from the personal to speak to the political.
Charice has made work with organisations including Quirk Theatre, Beyond Face and Out & About: Queering the Museum on a range of topics from British healthcare to Devon’s imperial history.
Other support acts are still to be confirmed. Prospective performers can sign up for a five minute performance slot in advance or on the night.
Spork! is a community-led producer of spoken word works. It was founded in 2018 by Exeter poet and artist Chris White.
It holds regular events in Exeter venues that feature local talent with line-ups from across the UK and offers a year-round programme of writing and performance workshops and an artist development programme.
Spork! works with a range of community partners from Newcourt Community Centre to Mothers Who Make. It has 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! open mic night is at 7.30pm on Thursday 13 October at Little Drop of Poison.
Prospective performers can sign up for a five minute performance slot on the night or in advance by contacting Chris on [email protected].
Entry is free although donations are welcome.