Poetry

The Bard of Salford himself Dr. John Cooper Clarke.
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Dr. John Cooper Clarke announces ‘an evening of poetry and laughs’ this Christmas

Dr. John Cooper Clarke has recently announced a one-off online show on Saturday 12th December. ‘I Wanna Be Yours At […]

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“It’s an opportunity to come together” – Coming up: Poetry Christmas Cracker event

To celebrate Christmas, Salford resident, and poet, ‘J’, will be hosting a Poetry Christmas Cracker event this December on Zoom. The […]

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Christopher Eccleston shares a heartwarming book inscription from John Cooper Clarke

Salford actor Christopher Eccleston has released a touching tribute to poet John Cooper Clarke, who he claims changed his life. […]

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“That fight for equality is everyone’s fight” – Black to the Future poetry event celebrates Black History Month

Salford-based poet ‘J’ Ahmed hosted a three-part series of virtual events in October titled ‘Black to the Future’ to mark Black History Month.

Pictured left to right: Jayne Gosnall, Shaun Kelly and Brody Salmon, local contributors to the anthology. Image courtesy of Church Action on Poverty.

“Creativity allows people to speak from their heart”: Church Action on Poverty publishes poetry anthology about poverty and lockdown

As part of Challenge Poverty Week on 12-18 September, a Salford-based charity, Church Action on Poverty, launched a poetry anthology […]

The Bard of Salford himself Dr. John Cooper Clarke.
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Review: John Cooper Clarke’s memoir I Wanna Be Yours online launch

Dr. John Cooper Clarke has been forced to go digital launching his debut memoir I Wanna Be Yours via online stream on October 15th.

The Bard of Salford himself Dr. John Cooper Clarke.
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‘I Wanna Be Yours’ national tour announced for ‘Bard of Salford’ John Cooper Clarke

John’s new show is scheduled to start in May next year and will showcase his poetry, stories and eccentric humour and will commence in Manchester.

The Bard of Salford himself Dr. John Cooper Clarke.
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John Cooper Clarke memoir ‘I Wanna Be Yours’ set for October release

A memoir ‘I Wanna Be Yours’ written by punk poet John Cooper Clarke is set for release on October 15th […]