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John Cooper Clarke - 'Legendary, satirical, Poet at the Village hall!' PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dee   
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 11:10

Versatile Arts are hosting Britain’s best loved and most important performance poet, John Cooper Clarke for a one off warm up show at Colwall village Hall on Weds 18th June.

John Cooper Clarke is as vital now as he was in the 70s. His acerbic, satirical, political and very funny verse, delivered in a unique rapid-fire performance style, resonated with the punk movement leading him to tour with all the seminal bands of time (The Sex Pistols, The Clash etc).

 

 

Fast forward to 2014, and JCC remains a key orator of British society, as relevant now as ever, with his mark indelibly made on today’s pop culture. His influence can to be heard for example in the satirical and keen social observations of the Arctic Monkeys. Alex Turner cites him as a huge inspiration, as recently highlighted by the band’s cover of JCC’s ‘I Wanna Be Yours’ on their critically acclaimed fifth studio album ‘AM’

John has a regular show on BBC 6 music. He has also made a recent appearance on the satirical TV show 'Have I got news for you'.

His current touring show takes in his best loved work alongside brand new material.

The performance begins at 7.30 with support from Manchester's Mike Garry. Tickets are available from the Courtyard theatre box office both online and by phone Tel 01432 340555. Tickets cost £14.50

Last Updated on Monday, 09 June 2014 10:00