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2017 NEWS

2017 Glastonbury Festival Poet in Residence

WINNER of 2017 Saboteur

‘Best Spoken Word Artist’

Welcome to my website! My name is Dominic Berry, and I write theatrical poetry for people of all ages (I am also known as Dommy B when I write for children).

This year I have been the Glastonbury Festival Poet in Residence! Check out the Glasto page here for the work I have created, including my recent appearance performing live on BBC2

Dominic Berry at Glastonbury

 

If you can, catch me at the one of these national tour dates, with poetry-for-adults set No Tigers

UK tour of ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’ 

A collaboration between Arts Council EnglandZ Arts, Big Imaginations and Action Transport Theatre, this is my fifth poetry theatre show for children aged 5+ and their families. Stay tuned for further dates!

FEB

10

Whitby Hall, Ellesmere Port (2 shows, 10am and 1pm) – details here

12

St Helens Citadel (2pm) – details here

13

Burnley Youth Theatre (11am) – details here

15

Heysham Library, Lancashire – THIS DATE NOW SOLD OUT

16

Harris Library, Preston (2pm) – details here

25

The Brindley, Runcorn (1.30pm and 4.30pm) – details here

MARCH

1

Eastwood Theatre, Glasgow (11am) – details here

3

Turnpike, Leigh, Wigan (1pm) – details here

4

Z Arts, Manchester (2.30pm) – details here 

9

Castle Carrock, Cumbria (1.30pm) – details here

10

Scarth Memorial Hall, Staindrop, Cumbria (6.30pm) – details here

11

Memorial Church Hall, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria (2pm) – details here

12

Bardon Mill and Henshaw Village Hall. Cumbria (4pm) – details here

17

Blacon Library, Cheshire (6.30pm) – details here

18

Handforth Library, Cheshire (3pm) – details here 

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2016 NEWS

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I am thrilled to announce that I will be performing on the Poetry & Words stage at 2016’s Glastonbury. This is truly a life long dream come true. I can’t wait to share this stage with some of my poetic heroes, including John HegleyBuddy WakefieldKeisha Thompson, Attila the Stockbroker and The Antipoet.

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I have collaborated with award-winning director Kevin Dyer on a new set of verse called No Tigers. Here are some dates and places I have so far toured this. Details on where in Edinburgh Free Fringe this will be shown to follow.

   CANADA, JANUARY 2016

   8th St Catharine’s, Mahtay Cafe

   9th, Niagara Falls, QEW

   13th Peterborough, Spill Cafe

   15th London, Ontario

   20th Toronto

   21st Burlington

   24th Hamilton

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   UK, FEBRUARY 2016

   16th Petersfield, Hampshire

   20th Maryport, Cumbria

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   UK, MARCH 2016

   10th, Newcastle, Alphabetti Theatre

   12th Millom, Beggar’s Theatre

   16th, London, Leicester Square

   25th, Manchester, 3MT

   29th, Cheltenham

   30th, Wrexham

      –

   UK, APRIL 2016

   1st, Glasgow, Eastwood Theatre

 

2015 NEWS

A lot is happening with my work for family audiences. I have been touring my poetry play When Trolls Try To Eat Your Goldfish.

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SEPTEMBER

7th      HULL, FREEDOM FESTIVAL

OCTOBER

5th      ILKLEY, LITERATURE FESTIVAL

18th    RAINHILL LIBRARY

18th    CHESTER LANE LIBRARY

18th    ST HELENS CENTRAL LIBRARY

25th    PRESTON, THE CONTINENTAL 

26th    NELSON, THE ACE CENTRE

28th    CHORLTON, THE EDGE

29th    BURY, THE MET

30th    ELLESMERE PORT, WHITBY HALL

31st      BERKSHIRE, SOUTH HILL PARK STUDIO THEATRE

NOVEMBER

8th       CALDER VALE, VILLAGE HALL

10th     CUMBRIA, INVISIBLE ORCHARD

11th      GLASGOW, EASTWOOD THEATRE 

The TROLLS team are all super excited about getting this show out on the road! Good times!

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2014 NEWS

Hot on the heels of last year’s ‘The Dragon Who Hates Poetry’ tour, this new, solo, family comedy show is hitting the road before heading up to Edinburgh for a month long run with PBH’s free fringe in August.

February

19 The Invisible Orchard, The Old School, Morland
2pm £7 invisible-orchard.com

20 Town Hall, WayWord Festival, Chester
10.30am £5 (under 12s free) wayword.co.uk

21 The Edge, Chorlton
1.30pm £7 / £5 edgetheatre.co.uk

22 The Continental, Preston
1pm £5 / £16 family ticket newcontinental.net

March

8 The Met, Bury
11am £6 themet.biz

29 Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham Poetry Festival
4.30pm £7 / £5 cheltenhampoetryfest.co.uk

30 Vegfest (at The Hove Centre), Brighton
3pm £2 (under 16s free) brighton.vegfest.co.uk

May

3 Bewick Hall, Newcastle City Library, Newcastle
3pm £2 sparkgoblinwizard.eventbrite.co.uk

18 St Mary’s Flower Park, Prestwich Clough Day
2pm Free entry prestwichclough.co.uk

 

2013 NEWS

The Dragon Who Hates Poetry goes on autumn / winter tour!

 

SEPTEMBER

29

Trinity Walk Shopping Centre, Wakefield

11am / 1pm / 3pm

free entry

wakefieldlitfest.org.uk

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OCTOBER

3

Florence Arts Centre

1pm

£5 / family discounts available

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5

The Continental, Preston

1pm

£5 / £16 family ticket

newcontinental.net

6

Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

11.30am / 2.30pm

£7 / 5

watersideartscentre.co.uk

12

East Midlands Vegan Festival, Lincoln

3pm

free entry

eastmidlandsveganfestival.co.uk

13

Ilkley Playhouse, Ilkely Literature Festival

1.30pm

£5 / 3

ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk

18

Tarvin Community Centre

6pm

£5 / 3

tarvincommunitycentre.org

19

Harlequin Theatre, Northwich

11am

£5 / 3

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26

West Midlands Vegan Festival, Wolverhampton

2pm

£1

midlandsveganfestival.org.uk

29

The Met, Bury

11am

£6

themet.biz

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NOVEMBER

10

The Atkinson, Southport

2pm

£4

theatkinson.co.uk

14

The Cockpit, London

11.30am

£4

thecockpit.org.uk

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DECEMBER

8

Newcastle City Library

2pm

£2

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‘The Dragon Who Hates Poetry’ is part funded by Grants for the Arts / National Lottery and co-produced by Z Arts

  ‘Great show! The kids loved it. Very interactive and entertaining.’ Parent at Z Arts

  ‘Very good and funny and I would love to see it again.’ Child at Wigan Words 

  ‘…one of the easiest artists to work with, you’ve kept in communication with me, flagged up show on facebook etc, I came in, on time, you were already here and set up!’ Booker at Wigan Words 

 

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2012 NEWS

Dominic wins … 

Superheroes Of Slam, hosted by the Manchester Literature Festival

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Dominic Berry’s ‘Pulse’… 

Dominic performs award-winning set at ‘Not Part Of’ festival in Kro Bar, Manchester.

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