Film-maker Glenn-Emlyn Richards has made two short poetry films of Eleanor’s poems

Night Vision (2009) and Saltwater (2011)

Both can be seen here



Andraste’s Hair, a performance for Oboe

Early music player and oboeist, Cait Walker, composed and performed this haunting piece in response to Eleanor’s long poem Andraste’s Hair for Treasury, Lantern Theatre, Liverpool, Dec 2011. This is a recent recording and Cait captures perfectly the abscences and lyricism of the poem. 

Andraste’s Hair

Eliza and the Bear  the band!

A new band based in Essex are using ‘Eliza and the Bear’ as a name in homage to the poem which they say inspires them!  See here for their new demo track ‘Trees’

Museum of Liverpool

A short atmospheric film of Eleanor’s ‘Night River’ has been included in the Writing Liverpool section of the new Museum of Liverpool. It is displayed on a touchscreen alongside a range of other Liverpool poets. Eleanor also features in the photo montage of Liverpool writers in dramatic head shot by Liverpool photographer Mark McNulty!

Saltwater by Eleanor Rees


Written for Radical City: A Happening on Hope Street at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre. Produced by Almanac and performed by Lindsay Rodden, 23rd April, 2011.  The poem opened the second half and led into a beautiful new song by Lizzie Nunnery.

See for more on the show and other archive performances.




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