How do we write together? How do we make multi-voiced poems, stories and songs? What happens when we take creative risks and let go of the controls a little?
This workshop will explore these creative questions in a practical, playful, roll-your-sleeves-up-and-write-like-you-have-electric-fingers sort of way. You will create new collaborative work, explore performance possibilities then perform it on stage the same night with improvised soundtracks from the Tongue Fu band.
All levels of experience are welcome.
Tongue Fu Info:
What happens when you put a bunch of artists on stage together who have never met, and ask them to perform live?
At Tongue Fu poets, writers and storytellers take to the stage to perform live, amplified by the quick-witted improvisers of the Tongue Fu band.
One of the the UK’s leading spoken word and music shows for over a decade, led by poet, musician and founder, Chris Redmond (BBC Radio 1, 2 and 4, Sky Arts) Tongue Fu features musicians whose credits include playing for Jamie Cullum, The Last Poets, and Massive Attack. Tongue Fu is part gig, part experiment; a high energy, big hearted show with a wide appeal.
Chris Redmond is a poet, musician, performer and facilitator. A regular at music and literature festivals, published by Burning Eye, he’s been featured on BBC Radio 1, 2, 4, and 6Music. Chris is artistic director of Tongue Fu, one of the UK’s leading spoken word shows, where poets, comedians, storytellers and rappers perform with improvised music and films.
‘Poetry, but not as you know it … amazing.’ Guardian
As an educator, Chris leads workshops in writing, performing and musicianship for organisations such as the British Council, BBC, BAC, First Story, National Theatre, the Roundhouse and St Mary’s University, London