World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker will bring his 30-date tour to Manchester’s Band on the Wall in July.

Harry Baker’s new show Wonderful includes brand new poems covered everything from wellies and postcodes due to his favourite German wheat beer Schofferhofer.

Talking about the show and tour, Harry Baker said, “After the mental health struggles I shared in my last show, this time around the plan was to have a fun time touring a fun show full of fun poems to celebrate coming out of the other side. But it hasn’t quite worked out like that. For the first time ever I have been to more funerals than weddings in the last year. I have hit the age where everyone around me is either having babies or talking about having babies or definitely not having babies, and found out first hand how complicated and painful that can be. And yet I am more fascinated and amazed by the world around me than ever before. From the transformational power of documenting moments of everyday joy to the undeniable raw energy of performing a garage song about Greta Thunberg, I am learning more than ever that life can indeed be incredibly hard sometimes, but that doesn’t make it any less incredible. If anything it is the darkness that helps us to appreciate the light, just as it is the puddles that help us to appreciate the wellies. And what could be more wonderful than sharing all of this with the glorious folk who come along after reading about it in your magazine or newspaper.”

The poet, mathematician, stand-up comedian and writer became the youngest ever World Poetry Slam Champion.  He has performed across the world as well as festivals including Glastonbury, Latitude and Greenbelt.  He is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 2’s Pause For Thought and has featured on The Russell Howard House as part of comedy-rap-jazz duo Harry and Chris.

Harry Baker is in the midst of a 30 date tour across the UK which includes a show at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre.  The tour comes on the back of the release of Harry Baker’s third collection of poetry, Wonderful.

When does Harry Baker perform at Manchester’s Band on the Wall?

Harry Baker performs at Manchester’s Band on the Wall on 17 July 2024.