Cult performance poet brings hit show to Preston

Posted on - 20th June, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
JB Barrington
JB Barrington is coming to Preston

Cult performance poet JB Barrington is bringing his hard-hitting show to Preston’s Ham & Jam Coffee Shop.


Salford-born JB is renowned for giving powerful performances of his searing and satirical poetry. His one-man show has been described as “a brilliant and imaginative display of poetic writing, covering social issues, economics, class and loss”.

As well as writing commissions, JB tours with his hit one-man show and has performed with other big name acts, including Sleaford Mods, The Charlatans, and Ricky Tomlinson.

Read more: Ham and Jam coffee shop back open after break in

The award-winning poet also counts Johnny Vegas and Suggs from Madness among his fans. Vegas said of JB’s work, “Lovely stuff, touches heartstrings and the odd raw nerve.”

Suggs was so impressed by JB’s book, Woodchip Anaglypta And Nicotined Artex Ceilings, that he took a copy on stage at Madness’ Kendal Calling 2016 headline show, and read one of JB’s poems to the sell out crowd.

JB will perform his hit show at Ham & Jam Coffee Shop on Saturday 23 June. Doors open at 7pm, and the performance starts at 8pm. Tickets are £7.50 and available from We Got Tickets.

Are you a fan of JB? Will you be going to the show? Let us know in the comments below.

Preston in pictures Covered Market, PrestonPreston Court BuildingLawson Street6201 Princess Elizabeth57313 becomes the main engine6201 pulls into Preston Station for an engine changePreston CenotaphColourful & Shops On Lancaster Road a View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday rounding up our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.