Spork! presents: The Hope & Feathers Showcase

Part of Bloom: Exeter's Online Festival Of Mental Health Awareness

Fri 14 May 2021


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Spork! presents: The Hope & Feathers Showcase

Bloom: Exeter’s Online Festival of Mental Health Awareness

Welcome to Bloom – our online festival to mark Mental Health Awareness Week. You can find out more about the festival including more free, online activity here >>

Join Spork! for an hour of soaring, alluring (and sometimes-silly) spoken-word poetry ft performances from Liv Torc and Harula Ladd plus an open-mic.

Liv Torc is a multiple Slam Winner, former Bard of Exeter, creator of the Haiflu project and the current co-host of The Hip Yak Poetry Shack. She runs the spoken-word stage at WOMAD, and has performed her work all over from Glastonbury Festival to BBC Radio 4. Liv’s writing is warm and wondrous. Full of fire, tenderness and humour; her words will never fail to lift you up.

Harula Ladd is a Devon-based poet, performer & facilitator whose practice is rooted in community and well-being. She was recently Poet in Residence for the Social Prescribing Network, is the current Exeter Slam Champion and the creator (& sole librarian) of The Postal Poetry Library. Original, transformative, and possessing of a unique emotional intelligence, Harula’s poetry wraps itself around you with the warmth of one of her mum’s cardigans.


Have a poem or piece of writing to share? Fancy a 5-minute slot? The open-mic is open to all. Limited spaces available, so sign up in advance by emailing Chris at sporkpoetry@gmail.com.

How To Join

This free event will be held online, via Zoom. Advanced booking is necessary. Once you have booked a place we will send you details of how to join the event. Please email dettie.ellerby@exeterphoenix.com if you have any difficulties booking or can’t find your link.

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We are proud to partner with After The Storm for this year’s Bloom Festival. Find resources, advice and support on their website here or by following After The Storm on Facebook here.

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