Celebrating 75 years of Dr John Cooper Clarke

Get Him While He’s Still Alive!

Sunday 07 April 2024, 20:00 PM



Sunday, 07 April 2024




£24.50, £29.95 & £34.50

Approx. running times:

Doors: 7pm
Guest Poets on Stage: 8pm
Interval: 8:50pm
John Cooper Clark: 9:10pm
Curfew: 11pm
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Celebrating 75 years of Dr John Cooper Clarke

Oval Hall | Sheffield City Hall

In 2024, John Cooper Clarke will be celebrating his 75th birthday with a new live  tour. It’s a chance to see one of the world’s most important and entertaining spoken word artists at his bold and brilliant best.

Literary phenomenon John Cooper Clarke is a British cult hero. Known as the ‘Godfather of Punk Poetry” and the original people’s poet, John’s cultural influence spans literature, music and fashion. From creating some of the most iconic poetry of the modern era, including the world’s most popular wedding poem I Wanna Be Yours ( recently celebrating over a billion streams in its incarnation as a hit record by the Arctic Monkeys) to sharing his life story through his 120k selling memoir of the same name. John is referenced as a major influence not just by the Arctic Monkeys but also by artists across the globe. Hi legendary number Evidently Chickentown plays out the penultimate episode of The Sopranos. Watching John Cooper Clarke perform is an opportunity to see a living legend at the top of his game.

Tickets go on General on sale: Friday 23rd June @ 10am