Shaking the Dust at the Slam Final

Shaking the Dust at the Slam Final

Here’s Dr Helen Gregory – performance poet, lecturer and researcher – with her take on the atmosphere of the Shake the Dust Slam Final. On my way to London I worried that I wouldn’t have anything to write about, wouldn’t notice anything new. After all, I was only making a...
10 impressions from the Shake the Dust Weekend

10 impressions from the Shake the Dust Weekend

I have overdosed on poetry … My head is crammed with words but I don’t know how to get them out. The Shake the Dust weekend at the Southbank Centre in London was an explosion of emotions and an overload of impressions. I’ll share ten of my finest moment, in...
Day 2 of the National Shake the Dust Weekend

Day 2 of the National Shake the Dust Weekend

After yesterday’s marvellous on point digital coverage from Dan Simpson at Shake the Dust, I was excited and apprehensive to see the project as it nears it’s conclusion in terms of the National Shake the Dust Weekend at the Southbank Centre. Today is the second day of the three-day extravaganza...
The Final Shake Up!

The Final Shake Up!

Here’s a word from Laurie Bolger, our Digital, Marketing & Communications Intern…Lovely stuff. “Shake the Dust is the biggest National Youth Slam ever attempted! So far we have had workshops, we have had some unbelievable performances all over the country at the Regional Finals and now it’s time to take all that energy...
Yorkshire & Humberside welcome Shake the Dust!

Yorkshire & Humberside welcome Shake the Dust!

Yes, they welcomed it with open arms! So after much waiting, it was finally Yorkshire & Humberside’s turn to host their Regional Final at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds. Many people came out to see the result of many months of hard work between the schools, young people organisations,...
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Shake the Dust is a nationwide youth poetry slam, giving young people the opportunity to work with leading spoken word poets to write, perform and compete with their words. Have a look at our About page for more information, or take a look at what’s happening in your Region.

Southbank Young Producers Shake the Dust!

Southbank Young Producers Shake the Dust!

Southbank Centre Young Producers have been working together throughout the summer to create a series of events around the Southbank’s summer festivals, including Shake the Dust! They put together Friday Phonic and the aftershow party. This film captures one of the events curated by the team! Film made by Myles McAuliffe and Gustav Newby of...
Drama Opportunity for 13-21 year olds

Drama Opportunity for 13-21 year olds

Rebecca Abbott, one of Shake the Dust’s Young Producers, has a London based opportunity for Shake the Dust participants, and anyone aged 13-21 interested in drama: Following a successful run of our play, “The Passersby”, in summer 2010, SPID, an award-winning film and theatre company based in Ladbroke Grove, is looking to tour “The Passersby”...
I just saw a guitar floating down the Thames

I just saw a guitar floating down the Thames

After West Midlands Poet Coach Brenda Read-Brown saw a guitar floating down the Thames during the Shake the Dust Weekend, she was challenged to write a piece about it. Here’s the brilliant poem she came up with! I just saw a guitar floating down the Thames You played that song for her, And now you’ll...

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