Festival City #7 | Morale remains high at the Fringe

Festival City #7 |

credit: Imogen Grey

From David Bowie fandom to Arabic poetry via West Country bovine, what a journey

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In episode seven of Festival City, the writer-director of Morale is High (Since We Gave up Hope) Adrian Berry and host Gareth K Vile get in deep about David Bowie, fandom and obsession with music. Writer Jessica Barker-Wren and director Lucy Ray come in to discuss Cow and end up debating PJ Harvey's cultural importance and West Country accents. And Gareth's final interview of the episode is a fascinating discussion with Palestinian writer-performer Amer Hlehel about the poet Taha Muhammed Ali.

Show Notes
00:00:00 – Music from Morale is High (Since We Gave up Hope)
00:01:35 – Interview with Adrian Berry
00:10:02 – Music from Morale is High (Since We Gave up Hope)
00:12:15 – Interview with Jessica Barker-Wren (writer, performer), Lucy Ray (director) of Cow
00:24:30 – Interview with Amer Hlehel of Taha

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Credits:
Festival City Podcast is co-created by Gareth K Vile (host) and Scott Henderson (producer). Intro music by The Joy Drops. Supported by SGSAH.

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Morale Is High (Since We Gave Up Hope)

  • 3 stars

A double act debut performance from Powder Keg predicting what could happen at the next general election.

Cow

  • 2 stars

Jessica Barker-Wren ‘Hi, why've I got a cow? Why've you got a…/What is that?/A snake dog? This is just a casual rural situation: I'm a farmer's daughter, looking to acquire a tractor… I think I've got a handle on things.’ A tragicomedy with music, set in rural Devon about a girl, a cow and the ways we ask for help.

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