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City Slam

Sun 14 Apr 2024


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Age guidance: 12+


£10* | £5* students/under 25s



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City Slam

Spork! and Exeter City of Literature

Exeter UNESCO City of Literature, Spork! Poetry and Taking the Mic are joining forces once again to present the 2nd Annual City Slam; an exciting competition to find the best spoken-word artist in Exeter (and across Devon).

12 poets will battle it out across 3 rounds of fierce but friendly competition. With feature slots from previous City Slam winner Jonah Corren, Bard of Exeter Ceri Baker, and a whopping headline set from Esther Koch; international slam champion and recent Finalist of Words First (BBC Radio 1 Xtra)

The winner of the City Slam will be entered into 2024’s Slamovision; an international slam competition featuring poets from UNESCO Cities of Literature all across the world, as well as receiving a cash prize of £150. Runners up will also receive some exciting prizes provided by local businesses in Exeter.

Our headliner this year is a multiple slam-winning-word and page poet from Salford. Recent accolades include being a BBC Radio1 Xtra Words First finalist, and closing the the Team GB homecoming ceremony at Wembley in 2021. More recently Esther performed her commissioned poem “Manchester is alive, I can assure you” at the One Young World 2022 summit in Manchester and won Slamovision 2023; the world’s foremost international poetry slam.

Also featuring the uplifting and unflinching Bard of Exeter, poet and performer Ceri Baker, and last year’s City Slam Champion, the warm and witty singer-songwriter and poet Jonah Corren

James Turner
Tia Meraki
Laura Free
Micha Colombo
Shrividhya Iye
Josh Keen
Edward Tripp
Sirisha Damarla
Susan Taylor
Gracie Avery
Peter Roe


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