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North East Regional Final

North East Regional Final

It was a Saturday, a Saturday unlike any other.  A Saturday where bleary-eyed North-Easteners were making their weary way to ARC, Stockton instead of sleeping in until some unearthly hour.  A Saturday where, unbeknown to the world around them, teams of young poets, teachers, support workers, poet coaches and shadows were gathering for what was...
Southampton Session with Chris Redmond and Graham Smith

Southampton Session with Chris Redmond and Graham Smith

Poet Coach, Chris Redmond and Shadow artist Graham Smith tell us about their latest session for Shake the Dust.  Catch their teams performance at the South East regional Final, @ Nuffield Theatre, Monday 25 June | 6:30pm  “I knew, when the outline of the workshop was explained to us on the first development day, that when...
Robinson Roams

Robinson Roams

Hi there! I’m back again and for my third blog I bring you news from one of the five North East teams. A few days ago I was kindly invited along to Our Lady and St Bede’s School is Stockton to see how poets Alfie Crow and Sophie F Baker and their team were coming...
North East Update

North East Update

Hello again Wow!  What an exciting project to be part of!  The North East teams have been busy since my previous post.  Most have now completed the 1st full day’s session and the 3 half day sessions with the selected 20 young people and are all keen to get cracking with the groups of 8 after...
My First Day at School

My First Day at School

        I  arrive, alone, at about half past eight, Cowering before the giant iron gate. What if the kids don’t like me? What if the teachers are cruel? Will I survive my first day of school?     (Me, aged 11)   Hi, I’m Chris Robinson, Shadow Poet working with Jeff Price...