Events

An evening with Chris Redmond

23rd November 2017

TONGUE FU TALES
An evening with Chris Redmond

Chris Redmond is a poet, musician, performer and producer living in Bruton. A music and literature festival favourite, he’s featured on BBC Radio 1, 2 and 4, XFM, CBBC and Sky Arts. Chris’s debut collection Let The Pig Out is published by Burning Eye. Sometimes he goes deep(ish). Other times he’s content to splash around happily in the shallows.

Chris is the creator and frontman of Tongue Fu, the UK’s leading spoken word and music show, currently celebrating it’s tenth year. Shows have ranged from London’s Roundhouse to Dublin, Rio and Cape Town with collaborators including Kate Tempest, Irvine Welsh, Akala, Hollie McNish and Roger McGough. For this special one-off show, Chris will bring a lively mix of poetry, stories and songs, both from his book and his new show in development at London’s South Bank. Fox racing, fatherhood, rainbows and roadkill are all explored with a playful heart and a political head; on a quest to nd balance between cynicism and idealism. Trigger warning: this show will include some Ukulele.

‘It’s poetry, but not as you know it . . . amazing’ Guardian
‘. . . a wordsmith wizard whose sublime art of storytelling in verse is impossible to ignore’ The Poetry Book Society
‘. . . reminiscent of the best bits of Kurt Vonnegut, discussing love, education, war and raising children . . . whilst at every second line making the reader howl with laughter.’ Exeunt Magazine ‘a shot of uncomplicated joy.’ Independent

£10 per ticket
book here
clubroom bar open from 6.30pm; event starts at 7pm
Meantime curated by Emma Craigie