Bowie in Berlin
Berlin is magnet for artists. In an inspirational double act created for the festival, former Berlin residents Demi Anter and Sherborne’s own Rory MacLean unveil the city’s secrets, focusing on David Bowie’s prolific Berlin sojourn and his devotion to continual creative growth: never be complacent, never play to the gallery, always reach for the furthest horizon. Rory worked with both Bowie and Marlene Dietrich and his books – which have been translated into a dozen languages — include UK top ten Stalin's Nose, Under the Dragon and Berlin: Imagine a City, "the most extraordinary work of history I've ever read" said the Washington Post. When not charming audiences at the Glastonbury Festival and Bristol Old Vic, or auditioning for the Great British Bake Off, the intrepid Californian poet Demi travels the world with her Maine Coon rescue cat Gus.