Punk poet on campaign trail

Punk poet John Cooper Clarke visits Worthing at the end of the month as part of his nationwide campaign to encourage everyone in the UK, with the exception of the emergency services, to communicate in rhyme.

Friday, 25th November 2011, 7:44 am

As part of his campaign for rhyming, John will debut new material and perform his greatest hits interspersed with casually funny one-liners. He will move through his catalogue of performance poetry which includes Evidently Chickentown which is currently part of the GCSE syllabus and Out Of Control Fairground.

This year John has appeared at Glastonbury and Green Man festivals, headlined a night at Ray Davies’ Meltdown in London and appeared as cultural commentator on for both BBC and Sky TV. He has also won new fans on BBC 6Music, where his playlists have combined everything from rock’n’roll and be-bop to American punk and reggae.

John has also been working on his film career in recent years, having played himself in Anton Corbijn’s 2007 Joy Division biopic Control and playing a significant role in a soon-to-be-released movie produced and directed by Plan B.

John Cooper Clarke will be at Worthing’s Pavilion Theatre on Friday, November 25 at 8pm. Tickets on 01903 206206 or www.worthingtheatres.co.uk.