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July 2nd Ledbury Poetry Festival


We are thrilled to be heading to Ledbury Poetry Festival for a double bill of our new show, Animal, followed by Tongue Fu with special guests Toni Stuart, Hannah Lowe, Adam Horovitz and Sarah Jane Arbury. Tickets here.


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July 7th Animal – Hen & Chickens


We’re getting our new show Animal into shape before we take it to Edinburgh.

Animal (Are You A Proper Person?) is a brand new spoken word musical comedy from the acclaimed Tongue Fu team (“The leading spoken word show” Metro).


Action film crushes, pub science and awkward one-night stands meet in a boisterous show about learning to live with the choices we make and the animals that guide us. Featuring farcical storytelling, high energy live music and home made graphs.


Written and performed by poet, musician and Tongue Fu creator, Chris Redmond (BBC Radio 2’s Arts Show & BBC Radio 4’s Pick Of The Week) and stand up poet and award-winning novelist Anna Freeman (BBC Radio 4’s Bespoken Word, The Today Programme). With music from Tongue Fu multi-instrumentalist Dave O’Brien.  Tickets here


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On July 10th 2013 we launched our very first album Tongue Fu Tapes Vol. 1.


It’s a scorching compilation of live highlights from an incredible, as yet unheard archive, recorded over four years at Tongue Fu’s home – East London’s Rich Mix.


The album features Chris Redmond, Soweto Kinch, Kate Tempest, Jonny Fluffypunk, Jacob Sam-La Rose, Femi Martin, Ross Sutherland, Indigo Williams, Zia Ahmed, Joe Dunthorne, Francesca Beard, Anna Freeman, Homecut, Toby Thompson and John Hegley, with pretty gobsmacking accompaniments from the Tongue Fu band.


Needless to say we are very pleased with ourselves!  The music jumps from honky tonk, to dubstep, deep jazz, minimalist beats, tango, hip-hop and so much more.  The CD is available from gigs and soon from this very website.  It is also available on iTunes and Amazon.




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

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