It’s Alright Actually, This Poetry

Sat 27 Apr
Doors 19:30Show 20:00
£11.50 - £16.50

Spork! Poetry presents a night of fantastic poetry, comedy and spoken-word, from the sublime to the downright silly. Poetry that’ll smack you right in the feels, lick your funny bones, and make you go “it’s alright actually, this poetry!!”. This event is part of Plymouth Poetry Festival.

Featuring the Bristol based sensation Aish Humphreys, the surreal stand-up poet Ed Tripp, and the Bard of Exeter herself, Ceri Baker. All hosted by the silly wordsmith Chris White.
Aish Humphreys is a poet, performer and workshop facilitator from Cornwall, living in Bristol. He has performed all over the UK and last year worked in Romania with Tongue Fu exploring the relationship between music and spoken word. Poet in residence for the SS Great Britain in 2022, their first poetry pamphlet, “Saints of Golden Hour” was released in February 2023, treading soberness, girlhood, queer relationships and the gods we create for ourselves.
Ceri Baker is a slam-winning poet, performer and facilitator. The current ‘Bard of Exeter,’ she has performed her poetry all across the UK, recently published her debut collection “F*ck it, Pass the Salt,” and is known for her raw, honest writing punctuated by humour, humanity and a captivating delivery.
Edward Tripp is an Irish award-winning stand-up poet, with a penchant for all things dark and surreal. A frequent performer on comedy and poetry stages alike, he’s taken his work around the UK from A Press of Suspects to Milk Poetry, to WOMAD Festival. Whether screaming about spatulas or soliloquising about Uncle Connor “who isn’t in the IRA,” Ed’s an always hilarious, prop-heavy and provocative performer.
Chris White is a performer, poet and the soggiest bottom in all Exeter. The founder of Spork! Poetry, he’s a slam winning poet who frequently performs his work at nights and festivals from Shambala to Tongue Fu. He was the first Riddler in Residence at Exeter Cathedral, has performed on buses and boats, and likes writing silly words about queerness, identity and ducks.
A night of spoken-word brilliance that you’re bound to love. Plus a Plym-erick competition with prizes for the best Plymouth based limericks written on the night, and some maritime-themed musical accompaniment from Dan Lotoczko.
Reserved seating is in place.
Seats B5 & B7 are wheelchair accessible, if you require these seats please add 'access member' (here) to your account and you will have access to these. Please let us know of any access requirements you may have, including whether you would like the seat removed.
Both rows A & B are level access.
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Venue Info 
Barbican Theatre
Castle Street
The Barbican
Situated behind the Mayflower Visitor Centre just off the main Barbican road (opposite the 'Prawn' and Mayflower Steps)
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Saturday 27th Apr 2024