Baden Prince (Jnr) is a dynamic poet, performer and storyteller who has been a part of London’s thriving Live Literature and Spoken Word scene “since the turn of the century,” in the words of John Row. Between 2003 – 2010 he was organiser, promoter and host of “Speakeasy,” one of the most popular and highly-regarded poetry and spoken word events in London.
His own performance credits are myriad and he was Writer-in-Residence with the London Borough of Havering’s Library Service in 2003/4 and again in 2007/8. He has worked extensively in schools and community settings all over the country as a workshop facilitator for organisations such as Apples & Snakes, Hackney Learning Trust and Spread the Word, on projects as diverse as the London Schools Poetry Slam, Linklaters Reading and Writing Challenge and New London Orchestra’s Music & Literacy Project.
Over the past few years Baden has developed an impressive reputation as a storyteller, largely due to a series of appearances at the East Anglian Storytelling Festival where he has delighted and enthralled audiences young, old and young at heart. He was a featured artist at Halsway Manor’s “3 Golden Apples” Storytelling Festival in October 2018, by special invitation of organiser and host Taffy Thomas MBE; has been invited to perform at events in Southend-on-Sea, Havering, Swindon and London as part of this year’s National Storytelling Week; and most recently at Glastonbury and the Cambridge Folk Festival.
Baden’s repertoire incorporates “traditional” tales from the Caribbean and all over the world, as well as original, self-penned material. As a writer and performer Baden engages reader and audience with a style that is warm, self-assured and displays an entertaining blend of insight and humour.