Poets, writers and storytellers take to the stage to perform live, amplified by the improvisation genius of the Tongue Fu band and masterful live visuals.

Experience mind-blowing collaboration-in-motion, only at Tongue Fu.

This show is part of our Raised @ Rich Mix season – with Tongue Fu and their associated artists celebrating ten years of shows with us.


Jan Blake – One of the world’s leading storytellers, specialising in stories from Africa, the Caribbean, and Arabia. Recent highlights include Hay Festival, Viljandi Harvest Festival, Estonia and TEDx Warsaw

Joshua Idehen – Poet, singer and front-man of Hugh and Benin City whose latest album ‘Last Night’ was given 9/10 by Clash Magazine, 4/5 by Q Magazine and championed by Gilles Peterson.

Cecilia Knapp – Poet, playwright and performer. Commissions include the TATE, The Guardian and the BBC. Vogue named her as one of the UK’s young poets to watch. Her latest play ‘Losing The Night’ recently premiered at The Roundhouse.

Hosted by writer and musician Chris Redmond (BBC R1, 2, 4, Sky Arts)

Warning: This event contains poetry.


Poetry, but not as you know it…amazing


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…impossible not to get caught up in the magic…the most remarkable spoken word event going
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…one of the most solidly entertaining, energetic and talented performances
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