Preston date for punk poet

ARCTIC FANS: Poet John Cooper Clarke
ARCTIC FANS: Poet John Cooper Clarke
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INDIE stars Tribes are on at 53 Degrees in Preston on Friday February 1.

They sound like a bit of everything - 60s rock, 90s grunge, and plenty of indie guitar thrown in.

The song We Were Children was a big hit on Youtube and the band can boast celebrity fans like Dr Who star Matt Smith.

Expect plenty of tunes from last year’s album Baby and the as yet unreleased follow up.

Tickets are £9.50 and are available from

The venue has also announced punk poet John Cooper Clarke is heading there on Saturday February 23.

Salford’s finest, still going strong at the age of 63, remains as relevant now as during his heyday in the 70s.

His poem Out of Control Fairground was printed inside Arctic Monkeys’ single Fluorescent Adolescent CD in July 2007, Monkeys lead singer Alex Turner declaring himself a big fan of the poet.

Clarke was the subject of last May’s BBC Four documentary, Evidently... John Cooper Clarke, screened as part of the BBC’s Punk Britannia season

He will deliver his usual trademark rapid-fire night of spoken word. Tickets are £17.50.

nTHE Live at LICA spring season kicks off on Thursday with the free public opening of two brand new exhibitions followed by the Chroma Ensemble in concert.

The event kicks off at 6.30pm when visitors can wander round the exhibitions, then at 7.30, Chroma return to the Great Hall at Lancaster University after last season’s glowing reviews.

They have promised another entertaining evening of enjoyable new music which includes a grumpy hedgehog, fidgety squirrel and a scene from a fairy tale where everyone is arguing - sounds interesting if nothing else.

To book tickets or for more information, visit or call 01524 594151.