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Poet Dr John Cooper Clarke set to appear at Stamford Corn Exchange ahead of Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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Poet Dr John Cooper Clarke is set to appear at Stamford Corn Exchange ahead of an appearance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The live show is in celebration of his autobiography ‘I Wanna Be Yours’, and promises to be a rollercoaster of poetry, spoken word, off the wall chat, riffs and wicked stories drawn from his incredible life.

He shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original ‘people’s poet’ and his unique poetry was put to music by producer Martin Hannett and a band of Mancunians The Invisible Girls.

Dr John Cooper Clarke (57452868)
Dr John Cooper Clarke (57452868)

His 1980s poetry collection 10 Years in An Open Necked Shirt featuring the lyrics to classic tracks from his albums is one of the UK's biggest selling poetry collections of all time.

Since then his career has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents. Today he performs purely as a stand up solo poet. His unique poetry show has been touring worldwide for over 15 years.

John’s 2018 poetry collection The Luckiest Guy Alive. Features 30 new poems, including the favourites; I’ve Fallen In Love With My Wife.

He is touring until the end of the year and tickets are now on sale for the Stamford Corn Exchange warm-up show, on Monday, August 22, are available here.

Along with Stamford, dates include London’s Hammersmith Apollo, two nights at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall, a French debut in Paris in May at La Boule Noire and, a special show at New York Cities Town Hall in October.

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