Join World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker for a life-affirming evening of poetry and beyond.
Harry Baker’s heart and humour has been watched by millions online and allowed him to perform
all over the world, until suddenly he couldn’t. His knee-jerk reaction was to put out heartfelt
poems about missing hugs and record a German pop music video in his local abandoned
playground. It was a lot. From reviewing toilet seats online to writing falafel-based diss tracks for
Chris Evans, he’s back on stage where he belongs with his most honest, playful, unashamedly
Harry Baker-y show yet.
Harry says: “At its heart my work is all about connecting with people, whether it’s making them
laugh, making them cry, or making them think ‘Hey I didn’t think I liked poetry but this is actually
pretty good.’ While I tried to make the best of performing online during various lockdowns, there’s
only so many clap emojis you can take on Instagram live before you realise it’s not quite the same.
I am thrilled to be back doing what I love (poems) in the places I love (Truro) with
the people I love (your delightful readers who will come along after reading this). The show is a
celebration of playfulness, the power of creativity to keep you going when your whole world falls
apart, and how if we are brave enough to be vulnerable with one another we can build ourselves
back to our best unashamed versions of ourselves.”
Harry Baker is a poet, mathematician, stand-up comedian and writer. Since becoming the
youngest ever World Poetry Slam Champion in 2012, the last 10 years have seen him perform all
over the world, from a sold out Dubai Opera House alongside Simon Armitage and Carol Ann
Duffy, to becoming a firm festival favourite at the likes of Glastonbury, Latitude and Bestival. His
work has been shared on TED.com and seen by over 5 million people and translated into over 20