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February Special: Twisted Tales of Tainted Love

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Talk for Health's monthly Special events are an opportunity for anyone in the community to come along, learn something knew, and experience talking for health.

In this Valentine's Day Special, 'Twisted Tales of Tainted Love,' Baden Prince (Jnr) will be performing a selection of works about love and relationships. 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.

The second half will introduce you to, and give you a chance to experience, some of the four key learning areas of Talk for Health:

  • Open and truthful talking

  • Empathic listening

  • Basic counselling skills

  • How to set up an ongoing group

After this event, you can go straight into a Talk for Health Cafe, where you will learn peer counselling skills as well as have plenty of space to talk and get/give support. You can also attend an Intro to Talk for Health or sign up to the Full 4-day Talk for Health Peer Counselling Programme to deepen your knowledge, skills, and get even more space to share.

As always the event is free, but there is an option to pay by donation if you would like to contribute to the running of Talk for Health's services.

For more information contact info@talkforhealth.co.uk or 07826148461

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