Sun, 04 Sept|
Showing poetential by JB Barrington
Showing Poetential by JB Barrington Cult performance poet JB Barrington is a Salford-born award-winning performance poet is renowned for his searing and satirical poetry, snarling delivery of strong sentiments and sharp rhymes.
Time & Location
04 Sept 2022, 19:00
HU1 3AA, George St, Hull HU1 3AA, UK
About The Event
Showing Poetential by JB Barrington
Cult performance poet JB Barrington is a Salford-born award-winning performance poet is renowned for his searing and satirical poetry, snarling delivery of strong sentiments and sharp rhymes.
His funny, endearing and nostalgic poetry has made him one of the most powerful performers on the UK scene.
Showing Poetential delivers a rollercoaster of emotions with a brilliant and imaginative display of poetic writing covering social issues, economics, class and loss.
Barrington's unique, gritty style has won him several high-profile fans, including the bands Sleaford Mods and Reverend and The Makers who he has supported extensively on tour.
The poet has been commissioned by BBC Radio Manchester, City of York Council (York Fairness Commission), Kendal Calling and Salford Arts Theatre.
Suggs from Madness was so impressed by Barrington's book 'Woodchip Anaglypta And Nicotined Artex Ceilings' he took a copy on stage with him at Kendal Calling 2016 during the sell-out Madness Saturday night headline show and read out one of the poems.
Spend the HS2 billions in the North, commissioned by Channel 4's Dispatches: https://www.facebook.com/DispatchesC4/videos/2287751487923664/
Doncaster Council mental health commission: https://youtu.be/LQtWXAJug3o
“A chap to be cherished and a gig not to be missed” Johnny Vegas
“Savagely funny and profoundly moving” Cheltenham Poetry Festival
“Great poetry, absolute class” Steve Cradock, Ocean Colour Scene & Paul Weller
“A warm charm, a rapier wit and a real appreciation of words” Louder Than War
“He's funny, he's nostalgic, he moves you and we love him” Becky Want, BBC Radio Manchester