Dr John Cooper Clarke with Special Guests
John Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original ‘people’s poet’. Since then his career has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents.
Today, JCC is as relevant and vibrant as ever, and his influence just as visible on today’s pop culture. Aside from his trademark ‘look’ continuing to resonate with fashionistas young and old, and his poetry included on national curriculum syllabus, his effect on modern music is huge.
His influence can be heard within the keen social observations of the Arctic Monkeys and Plan B. These collaborations mean that John has been involved in 2 global number 1 albums in the last 2 years – with The Arctic Monkeys putting one of John’s best loved poems, I Wanna Be Yours, to music on their critically acclaimed A:M Album
His latest show, touring across the UK and Europe this year, is a mix of classic verse, extraordinary new material, hilarious ponderings on modern life, good honest gags, riffs and chat – a chance to witness a living legend at the top of this game.
We are pleased to announce our special guests for the evening from the poetry world will be:
Toria Garbutt – http://www.nymphsandthugs.net/toriagarbutt
Luke Wright – http://www.lukewright.co.uk/about-luke-wright/
Mike Garry – http://www.mikegarry.co.uk/
“John Cooper Clarke is Britain’s most outstanding poet. His work has thrilled people for decades and his no nonsense approach to his work and life in general has appealed to many people including myself for many years”
Sir Paul McCartney
Tuesday 28 November
8pm (doors 7pm)
£25 / £21
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult