Wee Three Indies Presents John Cooper Clarke
Join us for the official launch of John Cooper Clarke’s long-awaited memoir I Wanna Be Yours! This special virtual event is in partnership with Ebb &
Join us for the official launch of John Cooper Clarke’s long-awaited memoir I Wanna Be Yours!
This special virtual event is in partnership with Ebb & Flo Bookshop, Mostly Books, Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights, Newham Bookshop, Red Lion Books and Wee Three Indies.
In this intimate one-off event, hosted by John’s long-time friend, confidante, and road-manager Johnny Green, JCC will finally lift the lid on the highs and lows of an incredible career which starts in Salford, spans five decades and as many continents, and features an incredible cast of characters along the way.
Throughout the evening, John will be joined by a series of special guests who celebrate the impact John’s work has had on their own lives – and don’t miss your chance to ask John your own questions in the audience Q&A.
This event will be broadcast live from Vout-O-Renees, an Arts Club for the Surrealistically Distinguished and one of John’s favourite London venues.
About I Wanna Be Yours
John Cooper Clarke is a phenomenon: Poet Laureate of Punk, rock star, fashion icon, TV and radio presenter, social and cultural commentator. As a writer his voice is equally unmistakable and his own brand of slightly sick humour is never far from the surface.
I Wanna Be Yours covers an extraordinary life, filled with remarkable personalities: from Nico to Chuck Berry; Bernard Manning to Linton Kwesi Johnson; Elvis Costello to Gregory Corso; Mark E. Smith to Gil Scott Heron and Joe Strummer and on to more recent fans and collaborators like Alex Turner, Plan B and Guy Garvey. Interspersed with stories of his rock and roll and performing career, John also reveals his mind-boggling encyclopaedic take on popular culture over the centuries: from Baudelaire and Edgar Allan Poe, to Pop Art, pop music, the movies, fashion, football and showbusiness – with more than a few laughs along the way.
Don’t miss your chance to pick up a copy of John’s memoir I WANNA BE YOURS (RRP £20) when buying your ticket for this event. You should receive your copy of the book in the fortnight after the event.
We have a limited amount of Indie Exclusive editions available to purchase. If you choose an Indie Exclusive ticket, you will receive an exclusive indie bookshop edition, hand-stamped with a special John Cooper Clarke seal and signed by the man himself.
PLUS: All book and ticket holders will be entered into a draw to win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to chat to John (virtually, of course) after the event!
**Once you’ve purchased a ticket, you will receive a link and password to login to an exclusive event page which will include the event stream and exclusive content from the man himself. **
(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm