HOME   ARCHIVE   GALLERY   SHOP   ABOUT US      
 

 
WENDY RULE AND DOMINIC BERRY AT THE EAGLE INN SALFORD
 

Star date: 15th July 2017

A NIGHT OF MAGICAL MUSIC AND SPOKEN WORD

Wendy Rule and Dominic Berry
Friday 21st July 7:30pm
The Eagle Inn 10

Get set for a magical evening of music, storytelling, ritual and spoken word as Australia's Wendy Rule glides into the Eagle Inn on Friday, on a double bill with Glastonbury Poet In Residence, Dominic Berry. It's going to be a night out with a difference, as Ian Leslie discovers.

Full details here...


Dominic Berry
click image to enlarge

The Eagle Inn has a great evening's entertainment in store on Friday 21st July, with two amazing and unique acts. Australian songstress Wendy Rule will headline a top double bill with her wild, passionate and empowering music.

Her visionary work weaves together music, story and ritual to take her audience on an otherworldly journey of depth and passion. Drawing on her deep love of nature and lifelong fascination with the worlds of mythology and magic, Wendy's songs combine irresistible melodies with rich aural textures and a rare personal honesty to create spiritual music.

Also taking the stage in Salford will be this year's Saboteur Award winner Dominic Berry. The evening will begin with a guest set from Dominic, performing theatre-verse from his book No Tigers, detailing his gay, vegan, poetic adventures in India and around rural Britain.

Those familiar with the spoken-word scene and The Eagle's Evidently night will be aware of Dominic and will have witnessed his talent first-hand. Dominic is arguably the hottest property in poetry at the moment. And his appearance is hot on the heels of a triumphant stint at Glastonbury Festival as Poet in Residence. He's a likable presence and conveys his work with energy, enthusiasm and poignancy.

I asked Dominic about a very successful year and his upcoming show...

How did the Glastonbury Poet in Residence come about?
"Many people don't think of poeting as a potential job. The awareness of performance poetry and slam is gradually rising, loads of teenagers are aware of Kate Tempest, and just recently the work of Tony Walsh has been going viral, but still a lot of people don't know this is a thing a person can do for a full time income.

"I got offered Glastonbury from slowly building a good reputation over the past few years. It's an amazing booking to get, and one for which I'm hugely appreciative. Glastonbury Festival is undiluted happy, being among that many awesome people is mind-blowing. It led to me getting my poetry shown on BBC2 as part of the festival highlights, so to get that kind of national exposure is fantastic."

What did it mean to win the Saboteur Award?
"An award from your peers is always a big honour, and all the artists shortlisted are people whose work I admire and respect, so it was humbling and ace. But, as we often say in slam, the point is not the prize, the point is the poetry: all kinds of factors can affect a person winning or not winning an award, and the danger can be that pursuit of that kinda acclaim can distract from actually trying to write good poems.

"Anything that helps give this art form a platform is good. Us poets are all on a constant quest to undo a lot of the poor introduction to poetry so many people had and have at school. No disrespect to teachers, the way the Government frame lessons leaves little room for the importance and empowering affects art can have.

"Hearing Jeremy Corbyn's Glastonbury Pyramid stage speech about the power of poetry is of course something I wholeheartedly agree with, and if this prize helps me get work, work about mental wellness, work about standing up to inequality, work about unity and inclusion, to more people - that's all good."

Will you be performing old favourites along with your new work at The Eagle?
"For sure! Whenever anyone requests one of my poems, I'll always perform it on stage for them..."

How did you come to be on the bill with Wendy?
"Wendy Rule is an epically splendid and spell-binding singer songwriter from Australia. I came to know her as fan before we ever worked together. I have had the massive joy of sharing stages with her on dates in England, Wales and recently across Melbourne as part of my Spring Oceania tour.

"Wendy's mix of gentle understanding and phenomenal power draws on so many rich sources, ancient mythology, modern magic, a complex understanding of melody and a voice of incomparable beauty. Her set is also going to be a mix of old and new songs. Her recent work, inspired by the tales of Persephone, are gorgeous and deeply moving. I'm so excited about hearing her in concert again. It's all too rare Wendy comes to the UK so this is not a show to be missed..."

Get along to The Eagle on the 21st July and witness the magical and ethereal songs of Wendy Rule. Even if you think that spoken-word isn't your bag, I'm sure you will be taken by the inimitable Dominic Berry. I'd advise anybody in need of a night out with difference to attend this showcase of two distinctive talents.

Wendy Rule and Dominic Berry
Friday 21st July 7:30pm for 8pm start
The Eagle Inn
18-19 Collier Street, M3 7DW


10 entry on the door

For further details click here


Words by Ian Leslie

Please enter your comment below:
 
 
 
Salford Star Hoodies
Salford Star contact
Deli Lama
advertisement
 
Contact us
phone: 07957 982960
Facebook       Twitter
 
 
Recent comments
article: COMMUNITY HAMMERS SALFORD CITY COUNCIL OVER BUILE HILL PARK HOUSING PROPOSALS
First I would like to say a very big thank you to Steve and the star for being on the ball,yet again and highlighting this plan.I ... [more]
article: COMMUNITY HAMMERS SALFORD CITY COUNCIL OVER BUILE HILL PARK HOUSING PROPOSALS
This reminds me of Commorra (Mafia) in Naples after the earthquakes. Millions of pounds SQUANDERED by bent city officials passing ... [more]
article: CANNABIS SHOP IN SALFORD OPENS
I've been going to this shop for nearly 2yrs now and I suffer for anxiety and panic attack and have arthritis in my knee and very ... [more]
article: CANNABIS SHOP IN SALFORD OPENS
The more I look at life, the more cynical I get. We always seem to be getting sold the latest wonder food, drink or supplement ..... [more]
article: CANNABIS SHOP IN SALFORD OPENS
I have Post Polio syndrome, which means fatigue , weakness n pain. I tried cbd oil , tiny dose. Instant relief from brain fog - bu... [more]
 
 
 
 
 
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
 
 
 

Donate

Help the Salford Star...

all donations welcome

 
 

More articles...

SALFORD CITY COUNCIL SACKS URBAN VISION

Star date: 24th May 2018

SALFORD COUNCIL ENDS CONTROVERSIAL URBAN VISION CONTRACT

Salford Council is to end its controversial contract with joint venture company Urban Vision, after years of accusations that the company was grossly profiteering from public money projects.

Salford Council has a 19.9% stake in Urban Vision but up until recently never even got a dividend from the profits. The Council is set to end the 'joint venture' when the current contract runs out in 2020.

Full details here...

COMMUNITY HAMMERS SALFORD CITY COUNCIL OVER BUILE HILL PARK HOUSING PROPOSALS

Star date: 23rd May 2018

COUNCIL UPS PRICE OF BUILE HILL MANSION PROJECT TO OVER 20MILLION AS PLANS MET WITH SCORN FROM COMMUNITY

Last night, a packed stormy meeting of the Claremont and Weaste Community Committee left Salford City Council in no doubt that any plans to build houses in Buile Hill Park as part of a deal to restore the Grade 2 listed Mansion will be met with fierce opposition.

Salford Council's Assistant Director of the Environment revealed to the meeting that Salford Red Devils Foundation, one of the driving partners of the project, hadn't even signed the controversial Memorandum of Understanding yet and that the 1.6million cost of restoring the Mansion would have to be met with 1million a year to sustain it, giving a figure of over 20million.

Full details here...

SONGS AND CEREMONIES AS MANCHESTER REMEMBERS ARENA ATTACK

Star date: 22nd May 2018

ONE YEAR ON...

One year on from the Manchester Arena attack, today sees the Manchester Together With One Voice event this evening in Albert Square from 7pm to 9pm, and Remembering Together, a civic reception this afternoon at Manchester Cathedral.

Meanwhile, local band Prose and the Manchester Survivors Choir have teamed up to raise money for those affected by the Manchester Arena bomb, with the track A City United.

Full details here...

ROLLERBLADING IS TEST OF MANCHESTER AND SALFORD SUCCESS SAYS COUNCIL STRATEGIC DIRECTOR

Star date: 21st May 2018

FORGET ABOUT JOBS, HOMELESSNESS AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING ROLLERBLADERS IS WHERE CITIES' REGENERATION IS AIMED!

'Jobs priority "just doesn't echo in the room any more"...'

Never mind jobs, homelessness and affordable housing, all Manchester and Salford regeneration is, apparently, aimed at attracting rollerbladers, Eddie Smith, Strategic Director at Manchester City Council, told a Built Environment Network conference last week; and that the jobs priority "just doesn't echo in the room any more". At the same conference, the Development Manager for Salford City Council echoed the similar sentiments.

Full details here...

BLANEY TO PLAY CASTLE HOTEL MANCHESTER

Star date: 21st May 2018

FROM SALFORD TO BERLIN TO MANC

Blaney and special guests
Saturday 26th May 7:30pm
Castle Hotel, Manchester

Blaney, the Salford band fronted by Ed Blaney, having just returned from two successful gigs in Berlin, play the Castle Hotel Manchester this Saturday in what should be a storming set.

Full details here...

 



written and produced by Salfordians for Salfordians
with attitude and love xxx