Fans of John Cooper Clarke will be ecstatic to hear that they will have the chance to get up close and personal with their hero thanks to a one-off screening of his autobiographical film at Cornerhouse. Evidently… John Cooper Clarke will be followed by the Salfordian streaming live from Newcastle’s Tyneside Cinema on Thursday 3 October – National Poetry Day. Directed by John Ross, the film looks at the life of Cooper Clarke from his rise as a ‘punk poet’, through his heroin addiction and finally his comeback, with contributions from the likes of Bill Bailey, Steve Coogan and Arctic Monkeys. Known as the bard of Salford, Cooper Clarke is renowned for writing and performing hysterical, political and often moving poetry, often to music, and has gained a huge following locally and nationally. Even now, after almost 40 years in the business, he plays sold-out shows nationwide, having previously shared bills with the likes of The Sex Pistols, The Buzzcocks, The Clash and Joy Division. For the one-off special evening fans can tweet questions to Cooper Clarke via @CinemaArtsNet.

Thu 3 Oct, Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, M1 5NH, 6.15pm, full £10.50, concessions £8.50,

Thu 3 Oct
Steven Brown
Published on:
Fri 20 Sep 2013