Spork! presents a Christmas special at Exeter Phoenix on 14 December featuring poetry, comedy and live music from Joelle Taylor, Luke Wright, BopaRhys and friends, with carols from the Exeter Railway Band.
Joelle Taylor is an award winning poet, playwright and author.
A former UK slam champion, she founded the national youth slam championships SLAMbassadors in 2001 for the Poetry Society and was its Artistic Director and National Coach until 2018.
She is the author of four collections of poetry and is currently completing her debut collection of inter-connecting short stories The Night Alphabet.
She won the 2021 T.S.Eliot Prize for her poetry collection C+NTO & Othered Poems, published by Westbourne Press.
Luke Wright is a founder member of poetry collective Aisle16.
He has written four poetry collections and several verse plays. His latest pamphlet won the Saboteur Award in 2019.
He has been a regular support act for John Cooper Clarke and in 2007 hosted a two day poetry event at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
There will also be Christmas carols led by the Exeter Railway Band, a traditional brass band originally founded in 1944, and drag artist BopaRhys will be joined by singer Mrs Clause and comedienne Valley Gal for festive songs, jokes and stories.
Spork! Christmas special is at 7.30pm on Wednesday 14 December at Exeter Phoenix.
Tickets cost £8, or £5 for students or under-25s, and are available from the Exeter Phoenix website.