Doors 7,30pm Performance Jim Higo 8pm JB Barrington 8.45pm
Tickets £8 from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/hull/union-mash-up/jb-barrington-lacking-poetential/2019-05-17/20:00
With his signature Salfordian twang, and satirical, quick-witted and heartfelt pieces, JB Barrington is a poet guaranteed to take you on an emotional rollercoaster. Cleverly, he proposes everyday situations and objects as his main tools of representation, allowing himself, as a true wordsmith, to evoke emotions and meanings from his readership that expand far beyond the confines of his poetry. Barrington is sure to reach the blank canvas of your mind, painting powerful images, relative to your own personal ups-and-downs and simple, day-to-day struggles.
His poems speak directly to, and for, the working class – presenting life in its purest and most genuine form. He uncovers typical Mancunian, working class struggles, from writing against the law, the government and everyday grapples to make ends meet to the nostalgic experiences of growing up, including warm references to his ‘mam’, his greatest role-model, throughout his work.
With Special guest Jim Higo performance 8pm
I am a writer and performer and all round general irritant.
I have been published in several poetry books and performed across the North of England.
I can often be seen shouting stuff out at various places.