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The UK’s sharpest poets, storytellers, rappers and comedians perform with jaw-dropping improvised soundtracks from the genre hopping Tongue Fu Band and animations from design studio CR&D.

Created and hosted by poet Chris Redmond, Tongue Fu is one of the UK’s liveliest and largest spoken word shows: a riotous experiment in live literature, music and improvisation.

For this special show the line-up includes Trainspotting and Acid House author Irvine Welsh, YouTube smashing super-poet Hollie McNish, beatbox and improv legend Beardyman, US and World Slam champ Buddy Wakefield and UK Slam champ Deanna Rodger.

“It’s poetry, but not as you know it…amazing”

The Guardian

“Top performance poetry night”

The Independent

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