Harry Baker, Henry Madds (Double bill scratch performances)
June 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Slam-Champion Harry Baker turns 10,000 days old, celebrating numbers, words and life itself. From winning his school battle-of-the-bands competition with a Jay-Z Maths homage to his prime number poetry TED talk being watched by millions online, Harry’s love of language and logic has got him through literal marathons, seen him rap battle in front of Ice Cube, and now has him analysing the technical accuracy of So Solid Crew’s 21 seconds. He’s got 99 problems but maths ain’t one. ”Ferociously intelligent” **** Scotsman “Spectacularly witty” ***** Whatsonstage “The greatest performer on earth” ***** BBC Radio 1
Henry Madd is a spoken word artist, theatre maker and workshop facilitator. After cutting his teeth on the Californian poetry circuit he returned to his native England and firmly entrenched himself in the poetry community in Kent. He won the 2017 Apples and Snakes/ Wise Words Festival Emerging Artist Contest and has since gone on to perform around the country, highlights include: City 451, Brighton Fringe, Nozstock, CSP in the Park main stage and supporting Lemn Sissay in Canterbury Cathedral.
“As the town hung-overly heaves itself into life, the farmers chase those of us who have been scarring the crows from the fields all night long. We swallowed galaxies two at a time, sowing seeds of lifelong friendships that dissipate under morning sun.” An autobiographical account of growing up in the West-Mids, exploring the grittier side of life in the countryside.