PUNK poet Dr John Cooper Clarke is bringing his ‘Luckiest Guy Alive’ tour to Cirencester for one night in May.

The town’s Bingham Hall will provide the intimate backdrop for the original ‘people’s poet’ on Friday, May 17.

He shot to prominence in the 1970s and since then his career has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents - a lifelong craft most recently embodied in his book of poetry 'The Luckiest Guy Alive', which was released worldwide in November.

The poet 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 within the keen social observations of the Arctic Monkeys and Plan B. These collaborations mean that John has been involved in 2 recent global number 1 albums - with The Arctic Monkeys putting one of John’s best loved poems, I Wanna Be Yours, to music on their critically acclaimed A:M Album.

His latest show, touring across the UK, USA, Canada and Australasia, is a mix of classic verse, new material, comic ponderings on modern life, good honest gags, riffs and chat .

This is a chance to witness a living legend at the top of this game.

See Dr John Cooper Clarke at The Bingham Hall in Cirencester on May 17. Support to be announced.


Aged 16+ only.

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