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People's poet: John Cooper Clarke


Poster advertising John Cooper Clarke
John Cooper Clarke - poet
The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster LA1 1QE
John Cooper Clarke

Dr 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 in his .recent. collaborations. with The Arctic Monkeys and Plan B. meaning John has been involved in 2 global number 1 albums in the last 2 years.

His own career spanning Box set Anthologia was released on Sony in late 2015 to great critical acclaim. Music week called him “ One of the most important artists ever” His collection of poems 10 years In An Open Necked shirt is one of the bestselling poetry books of all times.

His latest show, touring across the world is a mix of classic verse, extraordinary new material, and hilarious ponderings on modern life, good honest gags, riffs and chat – a chance to witness a living legend at the top of this game.

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Age 14+ | Tickets: £24 (£22 Friends) from the Box Office: 01524 598500 or online at:

Limited number of £15 student tickets available