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JB Barrington brings gritty poetry show to Preston

Posted on - 23rd October, 2022 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, University campus, What's On in Preston
JB Barrington is renowned for his searing satirical poetry and snarling delivery of sharp rhymes Pic: Garry Cook
JB Barrington is renowned for his searing satirical poetry and snarling delivery of sharp rhymes Pic: Garry Cook

The poet loved by some of the UK’s biggest bands launches his biggest-ever tour ‘ Showing Poetential’ this autumn including a date at The Ferret next week.

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Poet JB Barrington’s unique, gritty style has won him several high-profile fans, including Madness lead singer Suggs and bands Sleaford Mods and Reverend and The Makers who he has supported extensively on tour.

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Earlier this year Barrington sold out at The Lowry in Salford when almost 200 people turned up to see his acclaimed show.

Barrington’s searing and satirical poetry, delivered in his own unique snarling style has led to receiving several high-profile commissions.

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Poet JB Barrington Pic: Garry Cook
Poet JB Barrington Pic: Garry Cook

He has produced work for Sky Sports and recorded a segment for Channel 4’s Dispatches about the controversial HS2 high-speed rail link project. His poem about men’s mental health was also commissioned as a short film. 

His funny, endearing and nostalgic poetry has made him one of the most powerful performers on the UK scene while his on-stage presence reveals a sharp wit which would sit comfortably on the stand-up comedy circuit.

Showing Poetential delivers a rollercoaster of emotions with a brilliant and imaginative display of poetic writing covering social issues, economics, class and loss.

Barrington, who names Jonny Vegas and Suggs from Madness amongst his fans, regularly sells out 160-seater theatres in Manchester and Salford.

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The poet is coming to Preston Pic: Garry Cook
The poet is coming to Preston Pic: Garry Cook

His one-man shows deliver a rollercoaster of emotions with a brilliant and imaginative display of poetic writing covering social issues, economics, class and loss. 

He has been on tour with Sleaford Mods, performing in front of huge crowds across England and Scotland, and supported The Charlatans on the main stage at Kendal Calling.

His show was part of Tim Burgess’s Tim Peaks Diner at Festival No.6 and he has performed with Johnny Vegas and Ricky Tomlinson. 

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.

JB will perform his show at The Ferret on Thursday 27 October. Doors open at 7pm, and the performance starts at 8pm. Tickets are £11 and available from Skiddle.

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