Glynde place, east sussex 5-7th July 2024

At Tongue Fu poets, writers and storytellers take to the stage to perform live, amplified by the quick-witted improvisers of the Tongue Fu band.

One of the the UK’s leading spoken word and music shows for over a decade, led by poet, musician and founder, Chris Redmond (BBC Radio 1, 2 and 4, Sky Arts) Tongue Fu features musicians whose credits include playing for Jamie Cullum, The Last Poets, and Massive Attack. Tongue Fu is part gig, part experiment; a high energy, big hearted show with a wide appeal.

“…one of the most solidly entertaining, energetic and talented performances”

Exeunt Magazine

“…impossible not to get caught up in the magic…the most remarkable spoken word event going”

Informed Edinburgh

“A strange kind of alchemy”


In 2020 Tongue Fu released their first studio album, a poetic and political snapshot of the last three years in collaboration with leading spoken word artists including Vanessa Kisuule, Dizraeli, Amyra León, Anthony Anaxagorou and more. It’s been featured on BBC6Music, BBC R1, 1Xtra, BBCR4’s Loose Ends, BBC Introducing and WorldWideFM.

“A beautiful album”

Cerys Matthews (BBC 6Music)

“…easily one of the best Spoken Word albums in recent years.”

Raymond Antrobus


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