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2022 NEWS

 

Welcome to my website!

My name is Dominic Berry. I write poems for adults and for children.

I won the 2020 Saboteur award for Best Spoken Word Artist

I have a new poetry book, ‘Yes Life’, out with Flapjack Press now!

I was also 2017 winner of Saboteur’s Best Spoken Word Artist award, and the 2017 Glastonbury Festival Poet in Residence (rebooked for Glastonbury 2022!)

More from 2022

Check this lovely review of my recent rural tour of my poetry shows for children!

Before that, I had toured London’s Half Moon, Wigan Old Courts, Salford Arts Theatre, Widnes Studio, Goole Library, Halifax Square Chapel and many other places with my verse for children and adults. Summer saw a great set of performances, including Kendal Calling Festival, and a 14 date run of my poetry shows at The Lowry.

 

Other highlights of 2022 have been:

  • a short story for children published in Tales of The Brave, The Bold and the Beautiful, edited by Sophie Willan, created with Stories of Care and Manchester University. (“Fantastic… Highly recommended.”   Jacqeline Wilson
  • my director’s debut with Oliver Syke‘s debut children’s show, ‘Alfie’s First Fight’, touring libraries and boxing clubs this year. I am currently thrilled to be directing the follow-up by Oli, ‘Fishing for Rainbows‘.

I had plenty of dates for my tour of my previous book for young readers with Flapjack Press – ‘Dommy B’s Best Adventure Ever’! Here were just some of the 2022 show tour dates where I performed the story.

 

In 2021, I mostly performed online (Due to a certain global situation beyond my control!). Here is a selection of some of my poetry for children I did…

Before the first lockdown, here were some of my 2020 tour dates

This follows an amazing time I had performing two of my shows at 2019 Edinburgh Fringe – ‘When Trolls Try to Eat Your Goldfish‘ and ‘I Can Make You Fail Slightly Less‘.

See ‘Trolls’ audience reviews here!

See ‘I Can Make You Fail Slightly Less’ audience reviews here!

Watch my new trailer here!

Here is a fuller review of ‘When Trolls Try to Eat Your Goldfish‘ from 2019 Ed Fringe!

and here is another review of the same show; 4 STARS from One4Review!

I have been writing poems professionally for many-a-year now…

Check out my Glastonbury Festival verse I created for my residency with them, including my appearance performing live on BBC2

Dominic Berry at Glastonbury

Here are some of the places I toured in 2018, with my previous adult show No Tigers (Known in its earlier versions as Playing Mortal Kombat Guarantees You Inner Calm)

Also in this year, my poetry was featured in an amazing collection from Bad Betty, ‘The Dizziness of Freedom’, alongside such awesome poets as Dean Atta, Dizraeli, Lemn Sissay MBE, Jackie Hagan, Maria Ferguson, Salena Godden, Rob Auton and an absolute load of other exquisite talent with whom I’m honoured to be sharing pages.

Bad Betty

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.

FEB

10

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

12

St Helens Citadel (2pm) – details here

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Burnley Youth Theatre (11am) – details here

15

Heysham Library, Lancashire – THIS DATE NOW SOLD OUT

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Harris Library, Preston (2pm) – details here

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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 

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Castle Carrock, Cumbria (1.30pm) – details here

10

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

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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

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Handforth Library, Cheshire (3pm) – details here 

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2016 NEWS

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No Tigers international tour:

   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

Children’s poetry tour:

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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 

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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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