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South West Regional Final SLAM

South West Regional Final SLAM

Wow, what a day! The South West Regional Final, held on Friday the 15th in the Barbican theatre was truly a fantastic and unique experience. The day was kicked off by a small icebreaker, with all participants, staff, shadows and coaches on stage saying hello to everyone, shaking hands, and staring each other in the...
'Poetry Changed Me': Katy Else

‘Poetry Changed Me’: Katy Else

Katy Else is a South-West Shadow Poet on Shake the Dust. Katy tells us how Poetry has changed her… “At school I loved English, fantasy fiction and wild stories but it wasn’t until I hit my teens that I really started writing. I used to be all Gothic and write by moonlight and larva lamp, and what...
News from The West Country!

News from The West Country!

Hello! Katy again from the South West! So by now everyone pretty much has the final 8 Poet Stars to perform their vocal magic down here at the fantasticaly, funky Barbican Theatre on June 15th! My Youth Group, Voices for Change,  with Poet Coach Sally Jenkinson and myself Katy Else as seen in this lovely photo have been busy writing, performing...
The South West Shaker!

The South West Shaker!

Hello, ahoy there, I am Katy Else the South West Digital Champ!   I am based in the very sunny Plymouth in Devon. I have a strong relationship with the South West because I lived in London on the weekdays and Somerset on the weekends therefore I am a mixture of cockney South East London...