Tongue Fu is one of London’s liveliest and best attended spoken word nights. It is a riotous experiment in live literature, music, film and improvisation; frequently surprising, sometimes hilarious, often poignant and always unrehearsed. Guests have included Lemn Sissay, John Hegley, Kate Tempest, Scroobius Pip, Salena Godden, Inua Ellams, Ross Sutherland, Laura Dockrill and many more.
“It’s poetry, but not as you know it…amazing” The Guardian
Chris Redmond started Tongue Fu in 2007 with bassist and composer Riaan Vosloo (Nostalgia 77), in a room above The Betsy Trotwood in London’s Clerkenwell. They called together some poets, musicians and an audience, to find out what would happen if they cast their better judgement aside and put on a show with no rehearsal. Unsurprisingly it was a little shambolic, but amongst the chaos, they found the kernel of what’s turned out to be a very good idea.
Two performances, 14 August and 18 September
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