Category: Art & Culture Date: Thursday, 04 October 2012 The incendiary John Cooper Clarke will be bringing his unique brand of punk poetry to the Southbank Centre for a live show on October 4th 2012. Often known as the Bard of Salford, Clarke gained considerable fame and acclaim during the 1970s and 80s, when he became a key figure in the emerging British punk scene. Widely renowned for his frenetic live shows, witty rhymes and boundary-pushing material, the wordsmith has collaborated with some big-name entertainers over the years, including Joy Division, the Sex Pistols and the Arctic Monkeys. The performance begins at 19:30 BST, with tickets available between £10 and £19.50, plus a £1.75 booking fee for non-members. Luxury London hotel guests who plan to see the quintessentially British performer could get more out of their stay by booking a Discover the Best of British package at The 41 Hotel. The Standard Best of British offer includes a fascinating black cab tour of the capital, while the Ultimate Best of British deal takes guests on a whistle-stop gastronomic and cultural tour of the entire British Isles.