poet, educator & activist

The 22nd of our Insta sessions features Chris Redmond. Chris is a poet, musician, performer and producer. A regular at music and literature festivals, he’s been 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.

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. Tongue Fu has featured on BBC R2’s Arts Show with Jonathon Ross and Sky Arts’ Live at Cheltenham Literature Festival TV Special, and has toured from London’s Roundhouse to Dublin to Rio to Cape Town. The first Tongue Fu studio album, featuring Anthony Anaxagorou, Vanessa Kisuule, Amyra Leon, Dizraeli and Zia Ahmed will be released on 27 November.

Nymphs & Thugs | Chris Redmond
Insta sessions #22: Chris Redmond on Tuesday 27 October

This session will be hosted by Matt Abbott. The sessions in general welcome guests to join us for relaxed conversations and performances. They’re broadcast live on our Instagram account from 7.30-8pm (BST) on Tuesdays, and then uploaded to Facebook, YouTube and IGTV shortly afterwards.

Find more information and share the event over on Facebook. Our latest session with Gabriel Àkámọ́ is available to view below.

Insta sessions #21: Gabriel Àkámọ́

Episode 11 was broadcast on Soho Radio a day before the one-year anniversary of Roaring 20s Radio being created. It’s been an incredible journey so far and we’re hugely grateful to everybody who’s listened, shared and supported so far.

Roaring 20s Radio | Episode 11: Sign o’ the Times

If you missed the broadcast, you can stream the episode back in full as a podcast. It should be available in your regular podcast provider, but if not, you can find it on our Anchor.fm page.

Stay tuned for details of Episode 12 towards the end of November…

The 21st of our Insta sessions features Gabriel Àkámọ́. Gabriel is a Nigerian-British poet, actor, facilitator, and creative producer based in London. He is a proud Barbican Young Poets alumnus, member of the National Youth Theatre, and a former Roundhouse Resident Artist (2016-17) with Spit the Atom Poetry Collective.

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The 19th of our Insta sessions features Rick Dove. Rick a London-based poet and storyteller. A regular performer on the London poetry scene since late 2015, Rick has been published in poetry zines, national press, and his own solo pamphlet and full collection. His work blends the old and new, taking a keen interest in both societal and personal change and how they interact as we grow.

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