Win John Cooper Clark tickets

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One of Britain’s best loved and most important poets and performers is hitting the road again - and he is coming to Scotland.

John Cooper Clark has lined up several dates as part of his UK tour including Edinburgh’s Picture House on Saturday, May 18 .

The News and Chronicle has teamed up with the promoters to give one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to the show.

John worked the cabaret clubs in his hometown of Manchester in the early days before he hit the big time.

His biting, satirical, political and very funny verse delivered in his rapid-fire performance style resonated with the punk movement that begun to pick up speed in the late 70s. After touring with most of punk’s seminal and ground breaking bands including the Sex Pistols, The Clash and Buzzcocks, he signed a major album deal. His records with the Invisible Girls and produced by Martin Hannett have become acknowledged as masterpieces. The unique fusions of JCC’s poems and The Invincible Girls’ highly original music , created influential records still name checked by people as diverse as Bill Bailey, Jarvis Cocker and Steve Coogan.

To be in with a chance of winning the tickets, see this week’s Cumbernauld News or Kilsyth Chronicle dated Wednesday, May 1.