Nick Knibb aka The Archbishop is a Poet/Spoken Word Performer and published author from Coventry. A former actor and musician, Nick specialises in poetry on music and pop culture and combines this with political and social commentary.
Nick draws on memories of the 70s and 80s, record collections, teenage angst and performing in short-lived self-imploding pop groups. He has performed all over England but mainly in the Midlands and London supporting Punk and Ska bands and is a well-known fixture on the Coventry and Warwickshire Spoken Word circuit as well as acting as host for his own Open Mic events. He’s also a regular on many local radio shows reading and discussing poetry and music.
In addition, he’s performed one-man shows ‘Something About England’, Love Songs 1974’ and ‘Never Mind the Horlicks’ at Birmingham Theatre, Godiva and Shoot Festivals.
He’s performed on theatre stages, bookshops, on the streets, schools, a boxing ring, in pubs, clubs, shops and cafes and even performed ‘Tales From the Ghost Town Car’ from inside the car used by the Specials in their iconic video for Ghost Town.
Since 2017 he has had the great honour of representing the Coventry Music Museum as their Poet in Residence and has written and performed at many of their events catering for all ages as well as representing and performing for Coventry’s City of Culture events.