Poet John Cooper Clarke at coast venue

Dr John Cooper Clarke
Dr John Cooper Clarke

Legendary poet Dr John Cooper Clarke is heading to the coast for a night of poetry, observations, laughter and chat,

Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original ‘people’s poet’ and since then his career has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents.

Today, he 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 two global No 1 albums in the last two years - 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.

He is at Whitby Pavilion on Sunday November 12 at 8pm.

Tickets from Whitby Pavilion box office on: (01947) 458899.