Tim Grayson


We are currently hosting fortnightly events through Zoom. Please check our Facebook page for dates.

Run Your Tongue is Kettering's premier spoken word night, hosted by Rob Reeves (it's also Kettering's only spoken word night, but we don't mention that.)

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 being 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).

RYT is a Pay as You Feel night, and anything we take on the night over the headliners' fees goes to support Johnny's Happy Place, a great, local Pay as You Feel café.  In the three years we've been going, we've managed to raise hundreds of pounds for them to help support the amazing work they do.

The night is held every last Thursday of the month in the beautiful back room of The Three Cocks Inn, 48 Lower St, Kettering NN16 8DJ.

Confirmed headliners are as follows:



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