Created and hosted by poet and musician, Chris Redmond (BBC R1,2, 4, XFM, CBBC, SKY Arts), Tongue Fu is a riotous experiment in live literature, music, film and improvisation.

Performers are accompanied by The Tongue Fu musicians, who regularly play with the likes of Nostalgia 77, Puppini Sisters, Beardyman DreamTeam, Mad Professor, Massive Attack and Jamie Cullum.


Hannah Lowe – Poet, life-writer and academic. Her first collection Chick (Bloodaxe) won the Michael Murphy Memorial Award for Best First Collection and was short-listed for the Forward, Aldeburgh and Seamus Heaney Best First Collection Prizes. Her new chapbook, The Neighbourhood, was published by Outspoken in January 2019

Caleb Femi – Poet and film director featured in the Dazed 100 list of the next generation shaping youth culture. Commissions include short films for BBC and Channel 4 and poems for the Tate Modern, The Royal Society for Literature and the Guardian.

Ben Norris – Writer, actor and two-time national poetry slam champion. His debut solo show, ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family’, won the 2015 IdeasTap Underbelly Award at the Edinburgh Festival before touring the UK and Australia. Commissions include BBC Radio 4, Southbank Centre and Ditch the Label.

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Please note: This show is part seated, part standing. Seats on a first-come-first-served basis.

Suitable for ages 16+