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Dr John Cooper Clarke

Dr John Cooper Clark

Dr John Cooper Clark

The original ‘people’s poet’ Dr John Cooper Clarke comes to Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for Arts along with special guests Mike Garry and Luke Wright on Wednesday 10 February.

Since shooting to prominence in the 1970s, his career has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents. His biting, satirical, political and very funny verse, delivered in a unique rapid-fire performance style resonated with the punk rock movement and he toured with all the seminal bands of the time including The Sex Pistols, The Clash, Buzzcocks and Elvis Costello.

Today JCC is as relevant 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 being included on the 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 two global number one albums in the last two years. His own career-spanning boxset Anthologia was released on Sony in late 2015 to great critical acclaim, with Music Week calling 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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