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Poetry and Live performance

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Kimwei McCarthy Grand Bard of Exeter
Ceri Baker Bard of Exeter 2023-2024
Edward Tripp Bard of Exeter 2022-2023

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Spork Slam 2021 Exeter photo by @jorbein 

WOMAD festival Slam winner 2022

Recent Spoken word poetry Wins and highlights

  • 2023-2024 Current Bard of Exeter 

  • 2023 UK Slam Championships finalist.

  • 2023 Locally Sourced Comedy and Spork 'Worst Poet Wins' Anti-Slam Winner 

  • 2022 Spork Dead Poets Slam Winner 

  • 2022 Spork Up! Arts Council of England Spork Supported Artist 

  • 2022 WOMAD festival Slam Winner 

Founder and MC/host of Spokenword Poetry night called 'Speakease at Rafikis', Ashburton, Devon. Insta @speakease.spokenwordpoetry.

Live Poetry Performance History (Selected)

  • 2023 July WOMAD Festival  

  • 2023 June Menopause cabaret 

  • 2023 May Supported Raina Greifer on UK tour

  • 2023 May EOS Festival 

  • 2023 May BBC ‘Dear Teenagers’ Upload featured poet May 2023

  • 2023 April UK Slam championships 

  • 2023 Feb Worst poet wins - Anti Slam Exeter Phoenix 

  • 2022 Nov Spork Up! Supported Artist showcase Phoenix Exeter 

  • 2022 Oct Spork Dead Poets Slam 

  • 2022 July WOMAD festival performance and Slam winner 

I am a regular attender and supporter of the poetry / Spoken-word scene:

  • 2022 June Sproutspoken Newquay 

  • 2022 May Deadbeats Plymouth 

  • 2022 March IWD- Grit Girl events Ashburton Arts 

  • 2021 Dec Spork Slam Finalist- Barrell House Totnes

  • 2021 Dec Open Collab Live Bristol

  • 2021 Dec OOO Beehive Slam Finalist 

  • 2021 Nov Poetic Licence Sandford

  • 2021 Oct Cosmic Rhymes Plymouth

  • 2021 Sept Rainbow fish- Liv Torc 

  • 2021 July Wonder Zoo- Plymouth

  • 2021 July Raise The Bar- Bristol

  • 2021 July Spork Slam - Exeter

  • 2021 June OOO Beehive Slam Finalist

  • 2021 Feb 2021 BBC Upload- Bristol

  • 2021 Hammer and Tongue -Hackney

  • 2020 – current Taking the Mic - Exeter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writing Workshops/Courses/Mentoring.

Investment in my creativity and the development of my craft

  • ​2023 April  Lumb Bank Arvon, week long course 'Writing with communities. With Francesca Beard and Sara Clifford.

  • 2023 Jan  Charles Causley Trust winter writing retreat with Katrina Naomi and Fiona Benson

  • 2022 March/ April Hot Poets Participation project with Liv Torc and Chris Redmond

  • 2022 Sept- current How to Write the Sh*t Away- Kat Francois. Weekly workshops

  • 2022 Feb - current Mentoring with Rebecca Tantony 

  • Summer 2020 Outspoken Press- Anthony Anaxagoro workshop series. Writing Poetic Narrative. Prompt, Write, Share. Getting your Poetry Published. Disruption, Syntax, Line breaks

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Wonderzoo, Plymouth- photo by Calvin Bedford 

Over the last few years I've mainly been concentrating on developing my skills as a performer and haven't pushed for publication so much, although I have recently completed my first collection, editorial support by Rebecca Tantony published by 'Speakease Press' 2024. 

Published Poetry.

  • 2024 Devon Wildlife Trust, Film and release.(Forthcoming)

  • 2024 Spring 'Fuck It... Pass The Salt, Please' By Ceri Baker Published by Speakease Press. (Forthcoming) 

  • 2023 March Hot Poets Sparks Anthology - collated by Liv Torc and Chris Redmond 

  • 2023 May Whoop Whoop Magazine May 

  • 2021 The British Library - Covid Collection Online 

  • 2021 Nov 365 days of Covid Anthology- Sundays by the River 

  • 2021 Oct Despite Knowing -Addiction Anthology

  • 2021 Oct Haiflu - Liv Torc 

  • 2021 Jan Nymphs and Thugs- Insta

  • 2020 Aug Healing Issue Irisi Magazine 

  • 2020 May Out of Nothing -Bath UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

IWD - Bread and Roses , Plymouth March 2020

Poetry in the pub -photo by @poeticlicenceevents

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Spork and Arts Council of England supported Artist 2022 Photo by @Jorbein
 

International Women's Day 2022 - photos by @lunahag.photography

The Green Table- in the toilets before my first open mic Dec 2019

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