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SUMMER 2015 NEWS

Poetry for adults and family audiences

Thanks for checking out my website! Here is the place to find out about the cool poetry stuff I have coming up this summer.

Throughout August I will be working with PBH’s Edinburgh Free Fringe.

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Multi award winning poet Dominic Berry (BBC3, Channel 4) returns to the Edinburgh fringe with Up Your Game: The Downfall of a Noob, a new show about love, loss, and being rubbish at video games.

Up Your Game: The Downfall of a Noob is a hilarious but deeply moving spoken word show about what happens when you turn to video games to solve the problems you have in the real world.

Scored by Martin Stannage (PenUltimate, previously toured poetry gangster scrabble play A Night on the Tiles) and the dramaturg is Monkey Poet Matt Panesh (whose own shows have won him Best Poet, San Francisco Fringe, Best In Venue, Indianapolis Fringe, Producer’s Pick, London Fringe).

Listings details

6:20pm, Aug 8-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-29 - NO SHOWS ON MONDAYS

Cabaret Voltaire (Venue 338) ​


Read more about this show here!

Watch a poem from the show here!

2. Blaze small

The Dragon Who Hates Poetry, a fun, interactive poetry show for children and families, created with funding from Z Arts, Big Imaginations and Grants for the Arts

“There is no dragon scarier in any earthly place.

His face looks like his bottom and his bottom like his face.”

The Dragon Who Hates Poetry is an engaging and hilarious poetry show for children and families. There’ll be rhymes, silliness and a lot of joining in as the audience help Dommy B deal with the nasty dragon for good. The audience will guide the action as Dommy B improvises around their suggestions, creating a whole world on stage with only his words and a pen and paper.

This imaginative and charming show has toured around theatres, festivals and schools, delighting children and presenting them with lovable, accessible poetry, and is now coming to the PBH Free Fringe.

Listings details

10:45 am, Aug 8-9, 11-15 - NO SHOW ON MONDAY

Café Camino (Venue 65) ​


Read more about this show here!

Watch a poem from the show here!

For more details on any of the above or enquiries about other bookings, please email me thepoetdominic (at) hotmail.co.uk

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2014 NEWS

TROLLS on tour Autumn / winter 2014 

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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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PBH’s EDINBURGH FREE FRINGE 2014

An exciting summer lies ahead!

Hey folks,

Here are some July poetry performance I have got coming up:

SPARK, THE GOBLIN WIZARD, MANCHESTER  Family comedy show, Thursday 3rd July

SPARK, THE GOBLIN WIZARD, GLASGOW  Family comedy show, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July

LIVIN’ RUFF, SALFORD  Adult comedy poetry, Wednesday 16th July

FOODIES FESTIVAL, TATTON PARK  Family comedy poetry, Friday 18th and Saturday 19th July

THE DRAGON WHO HATES POETRY, CHESTER Family comedy show, Sunday 20th July

GREAT WAR STORIES, CHESTER War Centenary themed library poetry event, Wednesday 30th July

… and then I will be performing every day (except Mondays) with PBH’s Free Fringe up in Edinburgh

SPARK, THE GOBLIN WIZARD, EDINBURGH  Family comedy show, 2nd to 23rd August (not Mondays)

PLAYING MORTAL KOMBAT GUARANTEES YOU INNER CALM Adult poetry show, 19th to 23rd August

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POETRY PERFORMANCES

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Following a fantastic sell out national tour of my family show, ‘Spark, The Goblin Wizard’, here are some dates for performances of poems aimed at adult audiences…

May

17      Manchester Vegan Fair

Details on their website

19     Newcastle, Alphabetti Soup

Find the facebook event here

21     Leicester, Find The Right Words

Find the facebook event here

30     New Mills, Solid with Stardust

Details on their website

SPARK, THE GOBLIN WIZARD!

2014 tour!

Starting this February, The Goblin Wizard Spark is going out on tour!

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

 

THE DRAGON WHO HATES POETRY

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SEPTEMBER

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Trinity Walk Shopping Centre, Wakefield

11am / 1pm / 3pm

free entry

wakefieldlitfest.org.uk

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OCTOBER

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Florence Arts Centre

1pm

£5 / family discounts available

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The Continental, Preston

1pm

£5 / £16 family ticket

newcontinental.net

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Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

11.30am / 2.30pm

£7 / 5

watersideartscentre.co.uk

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East Midlands Vegan Festival, Lincoln

3pm

free entry

eastmidlandsveganfestival.co.uk

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Ilkley Playhouse, Ilkely Literature Festival

1.30pm

£5 / 3

ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk

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Tarvin Community Centre

6pm

£5 / 3

tarvincommunitycentre.org

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Harlequin Theatre, Northwich

11am

£5 / 3

danarts.org

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West Midlands Vegan Festival, Wolverhampton

2pm

£1

midlandsveganfestival.org.uk

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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

dragonwhohatespoetry.eventbrite.co.uk

‘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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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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