Performance by eternal poet of punk

John Cooper Clarke at St Mary In the Castle
John Cooper Clarke at St Mary In the Castle

Britain’s best loved performance poet John Cooper Clarke graces the stage of St Mary in the Castle on Friday July 10.

Fresh from the fields of Glastonbury he will perform his satirical, political and funny verse at the converted neo-classical church on Hastings Seafront.

Rising to fame in the punk rock era of the 1970’s and coined as a ‘punk-poet’, John Cooper Clarke has toured with The Sex Pistols, The Clash and Buzzcocks and now sells-out venues off the back of his own repertoire of witty and rapid-fire performance that still resonates with the punk-movement.

John Cooper-Clarke has featured regularly in the media as a comedian, presenter and social commentator, and he has inspired a new generation of spoken word artists, poets and songwriters, including Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys. His work is studied by students around the world and in 2013 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Salford.

Support is provided by poet Luke Wright who will be performing his latest one man show Stay at Home-Dandy, the eighth show that he’s written and performed since 2006. The event starts at 7.30pm, tickets are £22.50 and available from and Hastings Information Centre (Aquila House, 01424 451111)