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Spork! Stay At Home Special

Front Room Phoenix

Wed 06 May 2020






Spork! Stay At Home Special

Front Room Phoenix

Exeter Phoenix may be temporarily closed, but we’re not going to let that get in the way of bringing arts and culture to Exeter. Welcome to Front Room Phoenix – our way of beaming online creative activity straight to your sofa! 

Spork! Stay At Home Special

Spork! is back! A jam-packed night of spoken-word, comedy & poetry from the comfort of your living room…or bedroom, or bath. 

This stay-at-home special will feature poets Dan Simpson, Julie Mullen, and support from a few Spork! favourites inc Roisin’s Brother, Charice Bhardwaj and Alexandra Onofrei. 

This free live gig will be hosted live via Zoom. We’ll post a link here nearer to the date. 

A message from Spork!: 

This is a tricky time for all of us. The impact of COVID-19 will be widely felt in the arts, and we want to do our bit to support incredible artists and venues in Exeter. We’re asking those who can to donate to Exeter Phoenix’s Coronavirus Impact fund here >>

Line Up


Our incredible headliner is Dan Simpson. Dan is a poet, performer & former Canterbury Laureate. He has been Poet-in-Residence at Waterloo Station, a National Trust property, and a Roman Museum. He’s performed his sometimes cynical, often silly & always ingenious work around the world from Glastonbury to Chicago’s Uptown Poetry Slam, from Sofar Sounds Auckland, to the BBC. Dan is published by Burning Eye Books, and has been touring his second collection Totally Cultured.


Supporting Dan Simpson is the sensational Julie Mullen. Poet, performer & host of The Word Cafe in Totnes. Known for her silliness, surrealism, gorgeous hats & erotic poetry for vegans and vegetarians… you’d be a fool to miss her

With feature slots from 3 wonderful poets. All hosted by yours truly scrumptious, Chris White.

Accessing the event

This free live gig will be hosted live via Zoom. We’ll post a link here nearer to the date. For more info and help with accessing the event, please email

Supported by Arts Council England

Venue: Hosted Online

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