A poet known as one of the world’s best at his craft is coming to Cumbria.

World Poetry Slam champion Harry Baker is embarking on a 30-date tour across Ireland and the UK this year and will visit the Penrith Playhouse on June 19.

Harry Baker’s performance will feature brand new poems about a range of topics, from wellies, postcodes, and his favourite German wheat beer Schöfferhofer, playing part of what has been described as a portfolio with ‘signature playfulness and poignancy that has made him a fan favourite and reached millions of people all over the world’.

The youngest ever World Poetry Slam Champion has performed 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 his spiritual home Greenbelt.

His work has been shared on TED.com and in recent months he reached over 10million people on Instagram and TikTok.

He’s also established himself firmly in the UK’s rap battle scene and is a regular contributor the Pause For Thought on BBC Radio 2.

He has toured the UK and featured on The Russell Howard Hour as part of comedy-rap-jazz duo Harry and Chris, and most recently has been chosen to perform at the Royal Albert Hall this spring.

This tour will coincide with the release of Harry’s third collection of poetry, titled Wonderful, published with Burning Eye in May 2024.

For ticket information, and to buy his new book, go to www.harrybaker.co.