Chris White

Poet and performer with a passion for making poetry which is fun and accessible

Chris White

Chris is one of Cape Farewell’s SIRENS, a programme with a unique take on the climate emergency and response to the Covid-19 pandemic. A self proclaimed “submerging artist” he is keen to explore making more work which responds to the climate crisis, to give people a voice and to inspire change.

Chris White is a poet and performer originally from the Midlands, now based in the South West. With a passion for making poetry which is fun and accessible, Chris has performed his work nationally at festivals and spoken-word nights from Tongue Fu to Latitude.

He regularly makes full-length shows which he’s taken to the Theatre Royal Plymouth, Camden People’s Theatre and Cambridge Junction. In his silly and surreal way he often talks about class, queerness and identity. He’s won multiple slams, came 3rd in last years Roundhouse London Slam and is a former Bard of Exeter. He’s also the creator of a regular poetry night called Spork! and has produced and facilitated workshops for adults and younger people. 

Plasticles: Life in Plastic – an epic poem by Chris White
About Cape Farewell’s SIRENS programme

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