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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 and it has kicked off...
South East Gets Down to Shake the Dust!

South East Gets Down to Shake the Dust!

So it was up to the South East to host their Regional Final at the Nuffield Theatre in Southampton. Many people came out in droves to support the young people as they got up on stage and spoke their own written words for all to see. They had worked so hard over many months to...
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, Apples and Snakes, the consultant...
Exciting Slam Times in the South West!

Exciting Slam Times in the South West!

What do you get if you mix talented young poets, breakdancing, beat boxing, rhythm and rhyme, and lines of words? An excited room full of anticipation for the South West Regional Final, that’s what! The South West brought passion mixed with nerves and highly potent new words never performed before, by some children who had...
The London Regional Final was... A-MAZ-ING!

The London Regional Final was… A-MAZ-ING!

The Albany was shaken up by the loudest enthusiastic audience I’d seen for a while, as the Regional Final finally made its way into South London. The night was a massive success due to the always-wonderful host, G.R.E.Ed.S and his ongoing list of catchphrases and audience participation, excited audience members (some of them expressed their...
Regional Finals land in Stockton...

Regional Finals land in Stockton…

North-Easteners came out to support their region’s finest young poetic talent in this Regional Final at the ARC, Stockton, with their teachers, support workers, poet coaches and shadow artists gathering for what was to be one of the best days of their lives. Everyone was willing them to do well and show how the North-East gets down in...
Shake the Dust: Regional Final (East)

Shake the Dust: Regional Final (East)

On Friday 25th May, the first Shake the Dust Regional Final took place at The Garage to a sold-out crowd welcoming the four young slam teams in the form of the following schools and organisations: – The Netherhall School – Sheringham High School – Caister High School – The Voyager Academy Plus a very special guest team from...
National Shake the Dust Weekend

National Shake the Dust Weekend

  So time is ticking until the National Shake the Dust Weekend springs itself on us on 5-7 July at the Southbank Centre. We’ve already had the highest scoring team of the first Regional Final in the East region book their rightful place at the Final, but now it’s time for you to join in...
Shake the Dust Regional Finals

Shake the Dust Regional Finals

Shake the Dust slams its way to a region near you. The biggest poetry slam this country has ever seen. Join the next generation of young poets, leading spoken word artists and special guests as spoken word takes centre stage in this celebration of young people’s voices. Forty young people from nine regions of England will compete...
Shake the Dust: Slammin' It in 2012!

Shake the Dust: Slammin’ It in 2012!

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. As Olympic and Paralympics athletes train, young people from across the country are working with leading spoken word artists to share their stories and find their voices through slam poetry. Get...