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John Bernard

John Bernard, Coventry Poet Laureate and Musician.  A finalist of BBC Words First, John has become a standout performer in the world of poetry and music. 

He has taken to the stage at some of the UK’s biggest events and venues, including Shambala festival, Godiva festival, BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022, and  Symphony Hall with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. 

His powerful words and unique acoustic style create an intimate experience. He will be joined by singer-songwriter Credo, whose soulful voice complements John’s poetry. Together, they will blend spoken word and acoustic music for a dynamic performance.