This autumn’s first spoken word and music event is taking place in The Model on Saturday the 6th of October at 8pm. Soul Burgers in Concert are a poet and piper duet based on a recovery story told in verse by Christina Reihill.
Described by Marian Keyes as “The Emily Dickinson of Addiction” and Peter Sheridan as “Soul Burgers gets under the skin and stays there”. The performance, features the poet telling her story of addiction and recovery is accompanied by the haunting melodies of renowned Irish Uillean Pipes player Eoin O’Cionnaith.
Absorbed in the glamorous lifestyle that came with working on Vogue magazine in London in the 1980s, Christina Reihill convinced herself that her drinking and drug taking were not a problem. Soul Burgers live is the stage adaptation and lyrical narrative of her critically acclaimed book about her experiences, a book that is inspiring urban recovery projects in Ireland.
It is her acclaimed odyssey in verse telling her story of a ten-year journey from breakdown to breakthrough from drug and alcohol addiction. The book was launched at the Irish Museum of Modern Art last year and is sponsored by The Rutland Centre. Her story is honest, and incredibly touching.
Speaking ahead of the initial opening of the exhibition of poems on addiction and recovery, the poet said feeling suicidal was a universal experience.
“Our attitude to suicide has to change. It is vital that we recognise that feeling suicidal is a universal human experience – it is okay to say you feel like giving up.”
Now in its second edition the book can be bought in independent book shops, tickets for this event are priced at €10/€8 can be bought at www.themodel.ie .