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Spork! Presents: Queer & Still Here

Sun 14 Nov 2021



£6* | £4* Concession


7.00pm - 8.15pm

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Spork! Presents: Queer & Still Here

Join celebrated spoken-word artists Jasmine Gardosi & Edalia Day for an hour of poetry & performance which celebrates the LGBTQ+ community in all its glorious glory. Hosted by Chris White

This event also includes a queer-friendly open-mic, and a FREE pre-show workshop on writing for performance.

Jasmine Gardosi is a multiple slam champion, and recent winner of the Out-Spoken Prize for Poetry. She uses audience participation, beatboxing and manipulation of voice and body in order to explore LGBTQ+ issues, sex education and mental health. Her work has appeared on Button Poetry, at the Tate Modern, Glastonbury Festival, and across BBC Radio

Edalia Day is a transgender spoken-word artist, motion designer and theatre maker based in Norwich. Her work is full of energy and theatrical flair, combining comedy, live music and interactive projection mapping. She recently completed a UK-wide tour of her show Too Pretty To Punch, about transphobia in the media

Chris White is a former ‘Bard of Exeter’, a multiple slam winner and the host of Spork! in his silly, surreal way he often talks about queerness, identity and ducks.

Want to get involved?

Pre-show Writing for Performance Workshop with Jasmine Gardosi 

(4.30 – 6.00pm, Exeter Phoenix Workshop Room)

Before the show, Jasmine is running a fun, free & dynamic session exploring writing for performance. We’ll talk about how to write and prepare for different types of performance as well as how to bring our own words to life, with a particular focus on LGBTQ+ artists and how we amplify our unique queer voices. A chance to share work and learn new performance techniques.

Open to all LGBTQ+ artists, poets, writers and anybody who speaks their words out loud, or wants to give it a go.

Open Mic

6 spoken-word artists will brave the stage in a warm & welcoming open-mic. To sign up for a 5 min slot, email sporkpoetry@gmail or turn up on the night to add your name to the hat.

Open to anyone who identifies as LGBTQ+




*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >>

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