John Cooper Clarke

11th May 2023 |8pm – 10:20pm | The Maltings

John Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original ‘people’s poet’. His 1980s poetry collection 10 Years in An Open Necked Shirt featuring the lyrics to classic tracks from his albums and more, is one of the UK’s biggest selling poetry collections of all time.

With a career that has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents, John Cooper Clarke is as relevant and vibrant as ever and his influence is just as visible in 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, these days he performs purely as a stand-up solo poet, with his unique poetry show that has been touring worldwide for over 15 years.

“Fantastically entertaining. As a writer of comic prose Clarke is the match of anyone alive, and his turns of phrase are as sharp as his suits”- The Times

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