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7th Dec, Rich Mix, London


Our last show of the year back at our home venue, Rich Mix, with Chris Redmond and the band joined by John Osborne, Rachel Long and Jolade Olusanya. Tickets here


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29th November – The Assembly, Leaminton Spa


We’re joined by Soweto Kinch, Jess Green and Zia Ahmed for this free gig as part of Free Flow Festival, celebrating young writers. Tickets and info here

22nd October, Arnolfini, Bristol


For this fundraiser for Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival, we’ve got a big Bristol line up. Guests are Dizraeli, Anna Freeman, Vanessa Kissule and Malaika Kegode. Tickets here

14th October, Cheltenham Literature Festival


Double bill of Tongue Fu and Tongue Fu for Kids with guests, Soweto Kinch, Jan Blake and Maxwell Golden. Tickets here

30th September, Tongue Fu for Kids, High Tide Festival, Walthamstow


We’re taking Tongue Fu for Kids to this family festival in East London. Tickets here

25th September, Boat Party, Totally Thames


It’s our birthday! We celebrate ten years of Tongue Fu with a very special party on board the Dixie Queen in partnership with Totally Thames. Join us as we sail through London in a beautiful replica paddle steamer, with a wonderful line up of hotties – Abandoman’s Rob Broderick, Inua Ellams, Bellatrix, Vanessa Kisuule, Dizraeli, Erin Bolens and Rachel Nwokoro. Tickets here PLEASE NOTE – ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY – NO SALES ON THE DOOR



8th September Festival No 6, Portmeirion, Wales

With Irvine Welsh, Salena Godden and Jordan Stephens aka Rizzle Kicks. Tickets here

7th September Velvet Coalmine, Blackwood, Wales


We’re delighted to be doing Tongue Fu for Kids with special guest, Jan Blake and the full Tongue Fu show in the evening as part of the opening night of this feisty festival in South Wales. Tickets here

28th July Camp Bestival, Dorset


12th July London Wonderground


We’re heading to the Southbank to the beautiful Spiegeltent at London Wonderground for a special one-off show with comedy poetry legend, John Hegley, poet and broadcaster, Salena Godden and South African leading light, Toni Stuart. Tickets here

8th July Glas-Denbury Festival, Devon


21st-25th June Glastonbury Festival, Somerset


4th June Tongue Fu Open Mic, Roundhouse, London


We host a special one-off open mic for Last Word Festival. Open mic poets were selected at random from dozens of applicants. They are, Tane Stevens, Amani Saeed, Uppahar Subba, Joshua Seigal, James Chelliah, Maddie Godfrey, Maja De Freitas & Amber Agha. With special guest features, Amy Leon and Zia Ahmed. Tickets and info here 

4th June Tongue Fu for Kids, Roundhouse, London


We take our new family show to the Roundhouse for the Last Word Festival featuring Chris Redmond, award winning storyteller, Jan Blake and children’s poet and rapper, Simon Mole.  3-4pm.  Tickets and info here



13th May – Swindon Literature Festival


We’re bringing the party to the closing night of the festival at Swindon Town Hall with guests, Vanessa Kisuule and Rachel Rose Reid

April 30th – Wise Words Festival, Canterbury


Double bill – Tongue Fu for Kids in the afternoon with Francesca Beard and Simon Mole. Tongue Fu in the evening with Dizraeli, Debris Stevenson and more Francesca Beard.

April 9th – Tongue Fu for Kids – Southbank – SOLD OUT


Our second outing for our new Tongue Fu for Kids is a playful hour of poetry, storytelling, freestyle rap, improvised music and all the chaos a room full of 7-10 year olds and their parents can muster. Featuring Chris Redmond, the Fu Band and guests – poetry queen, Francesca Beard and slam champ, Adam Kammerling. Tickets here



23rd March Rich Mix, London SOLD OUT



26th Jan Rich Mix, London SOLD OUT



17th March Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol SOLD OUT


We’re heading West! Chris Redmond and guests, London Young Poet Laureate -Caleb Femi, award winning Welsh poet – Rhian Edwards, rapper and wizard – Toby Thompson and Bristol’s very own wonder – Malaika Kegode. Tickets here


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