Run Your Tongue

We are now hosting live events again at Donald Watson’s Vegan Bar, in Leicester City Centre, as well as online events via Zoom.

Please check our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates.

The night runs as an open mic night where anything goes, within reason.  Poems, stories, songs, jokes are all actively encouraged. Everyone gets five minutes to do their thing, with musicians allowed to perform two songs.  We also invite some of the best spoken word artists in the country to come and headline for us (see below).

Previous headliners:


January 31st – Dominic Berry

February 28th – Stephen Thomas and Meddla

March 28th – Loz Anstey

April 25th – Lydia Towsey

May 30th – Sammy Nour

June 27th – Edd Hedges – Comedy Special in aid of 
Kettering Refugee Assistance

July 25th – TBA

August – No event – Summer break

September 26th – 5th Birthday – RYT Showcase

October 24th – RYT @ CTRL AltFest Delete

November 28th – Some-Antics Takeover 

December 26th – Christmas Party and Open Mic


January 25th – Mark Grist

February 22nd – Poetman

March 29th – Hib Word 

April 26th – Ash Dickinson

May 31st – Shruti Chauhan

June 28th – Rob Gee

July 12th – Leanne Moden – hosted by Stephen Thomas as part of KettFest

August 30th – No Event – summer break

September 27th – Jess Green

October 25th – Alex Gardner

November 29th – The Antipoet

December 27th – Christmas Special – Some-Antics Takeover