Dr. John Cooper Clarke
Saturday, 14 July @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm£22
Part of Frome Festival 2018
Back by huge pubilc demand. His profile has dramatically risen over the last year with a BBC domumentary, numerous media appearances including guesting on “The Buzzcocks” and “Have I Got News for You”, as well as tours in the USAand Australia, and a major tour with Squeeze this Autumn. He will also be performing at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire two days after the show at The Cheese and Grain.
“Poet; Movie Star; Rock Star; TV & Radio Presenter; Comedian; Social and Cultural Commentator.
Britain’s best loved and most important performance poet. John is as vital now as he was in the 70s; His biting, satirical, political and very funny verse, delivered in a unique rapid-fire performance style, resonated with the punk movement. JCC toured with all the seminal bands; The Sex Pistols, The Clash & Buzzcocks, and in the USA with Elvis Costello. JCC regularly tours throughout Europe and Australasia. As the hardest working man in show business he still averages over 100 shows a year worldwide.
No bigger accolade and platitude of his work is that he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in July 2013 by the University Of Salford. He is studied by many college and university students throughout the world, all ensuring that he will be forever ingrained in the psyche of the world’s youth.”
His rapier sharp wit and communication skills are second to none and if he flies off at a tangent, you can be sure of a hilarious and thought-provoking journey.
Mike is an award winning poet described by iconic designer Peter Saville as “A genius!”
He focuses on the city of Manchester and its people, championing the under dog and finding beauty amongst the ugliness and triumph amongst tragedy.
Toria is a spoken word artist from Knottingley in West Yorkshire with a punk heritage, a staccato heartbeat and a unique flair for storytelling. Her work is brutally honest yet breathtakingly beautiful.