spoken word

Word Command : Spoken Word Evening

Event Date: 
11/09/2019 - 8:00pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Our Bi-monthly spoken word evening Word Command has become one of the must perform at events in South West England.

Come spend the evening with us and those performing. The evening will serve up a mashing of poetry, storytelling comedy and more...

Steph Bradley Ben Chadwick Ross Bryant Michelle Dilling Harrula Ladd Martin Reeve T.S Idiot Shelly Szendar

More performers TBC

Reserve your free ticket here.

SLAM! Spoken word workshop

Event Date: 
16/09/2019 - 7:30pm to 04/11/2019 - 9:30pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Our 8 part spoken word workshop will guide you through your first steps in the spoken word world to your first performance and beyond.

This workshop will facilitate the development of spoken word artists and poets within a performance setting. It explores a variety of performance styles and examines a range of skills and techniques to ensure that performers connect, engage and entertain. Although each session has its own theme, the evolving of sets, personas and performance styles will be ongoing throughout the workshop.

This eight part workshop runs 2 hours each week on...


Event Date: 
12/06/2018 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
The Exeter Phoenix

Acclaimed storyteller Matthew Crampton (Five Stars, Guardian) unites with American folk music legend Jeff Warner in a new show based on Crampton’s book Human Cargo: Songs & Stories of Emigration, Slavery & Transportation.

Human Cargo gives voice to past exiles – emigrants, slaves, transportees – to shed fresh light on today’s migrations.

Through the accompanying Parallel Lives project, it includes – wherever it performs - local stories of migration and partnership with local refugee and migrant support groups.

In a remarkable evening of story and song,...

SILENCE - storytelling show by Rachel Rose Reid

Event Date: 
21/04/2018 - 8:00pm
Matthews Hall, Fore street, EX3 OHF Topsham, Devon

Artemis Storytelling presents SILENCE by Rachel Rose Reid

Saturday 21st April at 8.00pm Matthews Hall Tickets £8 (a few £7 "affordable" tickets remaining)


Oral tales have been shared in every culture for entertainment, education, cultural preservation and to instill moral values. From Homer to the Brothers Grimm they have stood the test of time.

Grab your tickets and join Rachel Rose Reid for a night of epic and wonderful storytelling!

A tale of naughty trysts and gender shifts, chivalry...

SILENCE - storytelling show by Rachel Rose Reid

Event Date: 
19/04/2018 - 7:30pm
Totnes Methodist Church, 47 Fore Street, Totnes TQ9 5RP

South Devon Storytellers present SILENCE by Rachel Rose Reid

  • Thursday 19th April at 7.30pm
  • Totnes Methodist Church
  • Tickets £7.50 advance at www.ticketsource.co.uk/south-devon-story-tellers (link is external) or £9 on the door.

Oral tales have been shared in every culture for entertainment, education, cultural preservation and to instill moral values. From Homer to the Brothers Grimm they have stood the test of time.


Grab your tickets and join Rachel Rose Reid for a night...

The Two Robbies

Event Date: 
23/09/2017 - 7:30pm
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

An evening of comedy and whimsy from two of the South West's funniest spoken word performers - Robert Garnham and Rob Barratt.


Christopher Brett Bailey's THIS IS HOW WE DIE

Event Date: 
31/03/2015 - 7:30pm to 04/04/2015 - 7:30pm
Bike Shed Theatre, 162/3 Fore Street, Exeter, EX4 3AT

A motor-mouthed collage of spoken word and storytelling. Tales of paranoia, young love and ultra-violence. From the desk of Christopher Brett Bailey comes a spiraling odyssey of pitch-black humour and nightmarish prose.

With echoes of Lenny Bruce, William Burroughs, beat poetry and B-movies, THIS IS HOW WE DIE is a prime slice of surrealist trash, an Americana death trip and a dizzying exorcism for a world convinced it is dying...

Tue 31 March - Sat 4 April, 7.30pm Tickets: (£5 Tuesday) £10/£8 conc. Age guidance 16+ To book: http://www.bikeshedtheatre.co.uk/whats-on/this-is...

Standby For Tape Back-Up by Ross Sutherland

Event Date: 
23/03/2015 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
The BikeShed Theatre, Exeter

“Two years ago, I found a videotape in my loft. On it: one and a half films, one quiz show and two sit-coms. Somehow, it became the story of my life” (Ross Sutherland)

After a hard-drive crash and a near death experience, Ross Sutherland found himself house-bound with only one thing for company: an old videotape that once belonged to his granddad.

Over the months that followed, Ross memorised every second of the tape. Slowly, he learnt how to manipulate the images into telling the story of his life. The videotape allowed Ross to open a dialogue with his late grandfather,...

Matilda and Me

Event Date: 
21/04/2014 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
The Bike Shed Theatre

Matilda is my Grandma. She migrated from Jamaica to England in 1962. Now all of her memories have faded. I need to remember for her, for me, for us…

A woman makes a decision that will change her family’s history and the course of their future. Five decades later her granddaughter reflects on the eminence and consequence of that choice, retracing Matilda’s journey to discover how it has shaped her own.

Weaving together storytelling, spoken word, dubpoetry, live art, autobiography, and reggae music, this colourful and challenging performance offers a political viewpoint...