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Collage of Hot Poets


Tongue Fu




A 5% booking fee applies online and over the phone. A £2 postage fee is charged where applicable.

Please note this event has been rescheduled from November 2021 and all tickets remain valid

Raise The Bar presents

Tongue Fu – Hot Poets

“Poetry, but not as you know it…Amazing” Guardian

A brand new show from Tongue Fu, Hot Poets partners brilliant spoken word artists with scientists, NGOs and change-makers in the fight against climate change, to make brand new work telling hopeful stories.
Fusing spoken word, genre-hopping improvised music, film, science and bags of hopeful FACTS, Hot Poets aims to help change the ‘doom narrative’ around climate change and shine light on the amazing work being done around the world.

Zena Edwards Poet, singer and climate activist who’s collaborators include Hugh Masekela and Akram Khan.
Yomi Sode Poet and theatre-wrangler, recipient of the Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship. Debut collection with Penguin 2022.
Matt Harvey Writer, poet, funnyman and favourite of BBC R4’s – Saturday Live and Wondermentalist Cabaret.

Hosted by:
Chris Redmond Writer, musician and Fu founder. A regular at music and literature festivals, featured on BBC R1, 2, 4, 6 and CBBC.
Liv Torc Poet and producer of WOMAD’s Hip Yak Poetry Stage. Her lockdown project, Haiflu – was championed by BBC R4 Today Programme and National Poetry Day.
Hot Poets, created by Chris and Liv, is working in partnership with Met Office, LSE, Manchester University and more to create 12 Poetry Films About Saving the World.

Tongue Fu is one of the the UK’s leading spoken word and music shows. having played the Roundhouse to Glastonbury, Dublin, Capetown to Rio. Previous collaborators include Kae Tempest, Irvine Welsh, Akala, Salena Godden, Lemn Sissay and Hollie McNish.

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

In 2020 Tongue Fu released their album, Boat Building. It featured on BBC6Music, BBC R1, 1Xtra, BBCR4’s Loose Ends, BBC Introducing and WorldWideFM. “A beautiful album” – Cerys Matthews (BBC 6Music)

Pre-event Food & Drink

Enjoy delicious drinks and light bites from our Café Bar ahead of the event.

Available to pre-order when booking your tickets, you can choose from a selection of house drinks on arrival, accompanied by a board of bread, olives and dips (all Vegetarian). Just select which option – for one or two people – you would like, before checkout.

Your pre-ordered food and drink will be available to collect from the Café Bar from 60 minutes before the event. It’s the perfect way to begin your event experience at St George’s!