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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.

His unique poetry was put to music by producer Martin Hannett and a band of Mancunians The Invisible Girls. Seminal tracks such as 'Beasley St' and 'Evidently Chickentown' featured on the album Snap Crackle and Bop as JCC became one of the most prolific artists of the Punk years.

This latest live show 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.

With support from Mike Garry - Poet Librarian Mancunian Father Husband Uncle Brother.

Presented by AEG

“One of Britain’s outstanding poets”

(Sir Paul McCartney)

“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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