Tongue Fu celebrate the publication of their first book - ‘Liminal Animals’ - a compact little anthology from some of the nations best performance poets. A riotous, jam-packed bill of contributors will perform with improvised soundtracks and films from The Tongue Fu Band and CR&D.
"It's poetry, but not as you know it…amazing” The Guardian
Francesca Beard: Internationally celebrated poet, playwright and live-lit provocateur with work for The Royal Court, The Barbican and BBC Radio 4 under her sparkly belt. "Spine-tingling... Witty and narcotic." The Independent
Ben Mellor: BBC Radio 4 National Poetry Slam Champion, writer, theatre maker, activist and founder member of Manchester’s Pun-ultimate collective.
“A pure undiluted talent. Concentrated" Lemn Sissay
Indigo Williams: Show stopping young poet, associate artist at The Roundhouse, worked with RSC and recently stormed a sold out QEH warming up for Saul Williams.
Plus special guests Tshaka Campbell, Simon Mole, Liv Torc and more
Writer in Residence Shane Solanki
Chris Redmond: as heard on BBC Radio 4’s Pick Of The Week.
“Top performance poetry night” The Independent
“Tongue Fu is at the high end of the scene.” Time Out
“the best poetry night in London” WriteOutLoud.net
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Liminal Animals will be available to buy on the night. It features poems from:
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; Musa Okwonga and Chris Redmond.
£1 from the sale of every copy goes to Mind – The Mental Health Charity