THE original 'people's poet' Dr John Cooper Clarke is bringing his new show to Bridport.

This showcase of poetry and spoken word at the Electric Palace on Thursday, June 23 at 8pm, shares stories from his incredible life and hugely successful career.

Promoters say 'John Cooper Clarke, also known as the Bard of Salford, is a phenomenon: Poet Laureate of Punk, rock star, fashion icon, TV and radio presenter, social and cultural commentator – he’s one of Britain’s most beloved and influential writers and performers.'

'JCC' will be reading extracts from his new autobiography I Wanna Be Yours as well as offering his usual musings, off the wall chat, riffs, gags and wicked humour.

The show starts at 8pm. Call 01308 424901 for tickets or buy them from Bridport TIC.