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Arnolfini - est 1961

Doors: 7:00pm (Start time: 7:30pm, Event Ends: 10:00pm. Includes interval.

*16+ accompanied*. *BSL Interpreted*. *Wheelchair accessible*.
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Raise the Bar are teaming up with Tongue Fu and Boat Poets for an evening of poetry and improvised music from the legendary Tongue Fu band, with acclaimed guest poets to be announced! Hosted by Chris Redmond.

RAISE THE BAR is the South West’s leading regular poetry night, running blockbuster spoken word events in Bristol and beyond since 2014.

‘From top to bottom, one of my all time favourite shows’ – Shane Koyczan
‘One of the best poetry nights in the country’ – Rafeef Ziadah
‘Out-loud reactions are encouraged…shaking off traditional theatre etiquette’ – Bristol 24/7

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.

“Poetry, but not as you know it…Amazing” – Guardian
“…one of the most solidly entertaining, energetic and talented performances” – Exeunt Magazine

BOAT POETS is a talent development project which supports, encourages and inspires new poetry from young people across the UK.