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  • Chris Redmond on stage with Tongue band in the background

The UK’s sharpest poets, storytellers, rappers and comedians perform with jaw-dropping improvised soundtracks from the genre hopping Tongue Fu Band with animations from design studio CR&D in this special show aboard the beautiful Dixie Queen Steamer to sail down the River Thames in style.

Tongue Fu celebrates its tenth anniversary in this special show aboard the beautiful Dixie Queen Paddle Steamer to sail down the River Thames in style. Full line-up to be announced. 

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.

Previous guests have included spoken word artists Kate Tempest and Hollie McNish, to rappers Akala and Soweto Kinch; poetry legends Roger McGough, Lemn Sissay and John Hegley, author Irvine Welsh, comedians Abandoman and Phill Jupitus, storyteller Jan Blake and beatbox champions, Bellatrix and Beardyman.

  • “Spoken Word magicians”
    The Guardian
  • “Tongue Fu is at the high end of the scene”
    Time Out
  • “The leading spoken word show”
    Metro

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