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    Created for children aged 7-11 and their grown-ups, and developed in partnership with London’s Southbank, Tongue Fu for Kids is jam packed with word play, improv, participation and musical wizardry.

    Delivered by poets, storytellers, rappers and the amazing Tongue Fu band, each show is unique and features stars of UK spoken word.

    Tongue Fu creator and frontman Chris Redmond is a regular at UK music and literature festivals and his experience as an educator includes work with CBBC, BBC 1Xtra and Apples & Snakes.

    ‘It’s poetry, but not as you know it…amazing!’
    The Guardian

    ‘Impossible not to get caught up in the magic…the most remarkable spoken word event going’ ★★★★★
    Informed Edinburgh

    We want your visit to the Royal Albert Hall to be unforgettable for all the right reasons. Read our useful guide to bringing your young family to an event here.

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  • Special Offers

    Customers who have bought tickets to this event are able to receive a 20% discount on food and drinks in Verdi – Italian Kitchen.

    To redeem, please show your ticket when ordering. The offer is not applicable to set menus, special packages, afternoon tea or live music brunch.

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  • Subsidised Tickets

    The Royal Albert Hall offers subsidised places for children and families to attend our events using the following criteria:

    • Children who are eligible for free school meals
    • Children who are looked after by the local authority or in foster care
    • Families who live in social housing
    • Families who are eligible for housing benefit

    To book these tickets, please call the Box Office on 020 7589 8212. Subject to availability.

  • Performers

    Jan Blake

    As one of the leading storytellers, Jan Blake has been performing worldwide for over 25 years. Specialising in stories from Africa, the Caribbean, and Arabia, she has a well-earned reputation for dynamic and generous storytelling.

    Let your imagination run wild and follow Jan Blake into the far-away regions of our world with clever heroes, compelling plot and enchanting songs.


    Sara Hirsch

    A London grown poet with punch, Sara has been a UK & European Slam Champion, ranked third in the World Slam and has performed at Glastonbury Festival. She has also written poems for several historic UK museums including the Roald Dahl Museum, The Museum of London and the Chester Storyhouse.

    Her new children’s poetry collection ‘Louder Than Words’ has been described as ‘excellent’ by Michael Rosen and her witty, warm and heartfelt poetry is packed with interesting people, fascinating places and terrible jokes.