The Last Tongue Fu of 2012 features a bumper bill of literary exhibitionists all performing with improvised music and film. Buy tickets here.
In 2012 Tongue Fu and live literature producers renaissance one were commissioned by TheSpace.org – a new BBC/ACE arts website – to make some poetry films. We called them Tongue Fu Flicks. You can watch a little trailer here
In June 2012 we held a recording event at the Albany, Deptford to record performances from Scroobius Pip, Kate Tempest, Salena Godden, Zena Edwards, Shane Solanki and Chris Redmond. We also recorded the band performing instrumental response pieces; poets performing solo and interviews with performers and audience.
David Cuesta – TF designer and CR&D head honcho had access to the BBC archive to source footage for six bespoke collage animations – one for each poem. CR&D also developed a media player that sits within our pages on The Space so you can choose how you want to watch, read or listen to the recordings. The Space is currently offline but will relaunch in Spring/Summer 2014. We will shortly be posting some of the files on this site.
Tongue Fu at Bestival, Isle of White on the Amphitheatre Stage. 7-9pm
We’re really pleased with our very first anthology called Liminal Animals. It’s currently only available at gigs but we’re in the process of sorting out an online shop. Please bear with us while we get this set up. If you can’t wait till the shop’s up and running or the next gig, please email us. Thanks
Liminal Animals contains poems by:
Chris Redmond; Salena Godden; Lemn Sissay; Ross Sutherland; Sabrina Mahfouz; Inua Ellams; Luke Wright; Aiofe Mannix; Elvis Mcgonagall; Francesca Beard; Dizraeli; Shane Solanki; Jacob Sam-La Rose; Byron Vincent; Tim Clare; Simon Mole; Joshua Idehen; Bridget Minamore; Belinda Zhawi; Kat Francois; Tshaka Campbell; Zia Ahmed; Indigo Williams; Liv Torc; Maria Slováková; Ben Mellor; A F Harold; Anna Freeman and Musa Okwonga.
£1 from the sale of every copy goes to Mind – The Mental Health Charity