In the Spotlight
In the Spotlight: Barbican Theatre, Plymouth

In the Spotlight: Barbican Theatre, Plymouth

In the Spotlight features the people, venues and organisations that are making Shake the Dust happen. Karen Lodge is Operations Manager at the Barbican Theatre, Plymouth, the venue partner leading the project in the South West.   What do you love about the Barbican Theatre? I love that although we are a small team we are very close...
In the Spotlight: ARC

In the Spotlight: ARC

In the Spotlight features the people, venues and organisations that are making Shake the Dust happen. Jenni Owen is Community Programme Manager at ARC, Stockton on Tees, the venue partner leading the project in the North East. What do you love about ARC? ARC is exciting to be part of, the programme is diverse and...
In the Spotlight: Catherine Rogers of Writing East Midlands

In the Spotlight: Catherine Rogers of Writing East Midlands

In the Spotlight introduces you to someone new who’s involved in Shake the Dust. Catherine Rogers is Education and Programme Manager at Writing East Midlands, our Consulting Slam Producer in the East Midlands.
In the Spotlight: Rosy Carrick

In the Spotlight: Rosy Carrick

Rosy Carrick is our Consulting Slam Producer in the South East. How did you become a poet? I began to write poetry when I was 6 or 7. It was part of an English lesson; we were told a bit about poetry and then sent off to write some of our own. It made me feel really...
In the Spotlight: Keisha Thompson of Contact

In the Spotlight: Keisha Thompson of Contact

In the Spotlight introduces you to someone who’s working on the project. Keisha Thompson has worked for Contact, our Venue Partner in the North West, in several capacities including as a Creative Consultant. She is also a member of  Young Identity, a performer with Contact Playback and a facilitator. What inspired you to work in the...
In the Spotlight: Bea Udeh Nottingham Playhouse

In the Spotlight: Bea Udeh Nottingham Playhouse

In the Spotlight introduces you to someone new who’s involved in Shake the Dust. Bea Udeh is a Creative Producer at Nottingham Playhouse, our Venue Partner in the East Midlands. What do you love about your venue? I love the fact that Nottingham Playhouse is in the centre of the city, but it’s also sort...
In the Spotlight: Spoz of Write Down Speak Up

In the Spotlight: Spoz of Write Down Speak Up

In the Spotlight introduces you to someone who’s involved in Shake the Dust. Spoz is one half of Write Down Speak Up and former Poet Laureate of Birmingham. Hi kids! I’m Spoz and I’m one of the poet consultants / coaches / general good eggs for the West Midlands. I’ve been working with young people...
In the Spotlight: Chris Jam of Wordsmith Awards

In the Spotlight: Chris Jam of Wordsmith Awards

In the Spotlight introduces you to someone new who’s involved in Shake the Dust… Chris Jam is Project Manager and one of the Lead Poets for Wordsmith Awards, one of our consulting slam producers in the North West. Tell us about the work you do with young people Wordsmith Awards is an inter school performance...
In the Spotlight: Deborah Stevenson of The Mouthy Poets

In the Spotlight: Deborah Stevenson of The Mouthy Poets

Introducing Deborah Stevenson, founder and director of The Mouthy Poets, consulting slam producer for Shake the Dust in the East Midlands… Tell us about the work you do with young people Like most spoken word artists, I do a number or different things. I teach, facilitate workshops, mentor, am a professional tutor of Poetry and...
In the Spotlight: Laura Stimson of Writers' Centre Norwich

In the Spotlight: Laura Stimson of Writers’ Centre Norwich

Welcome to In the Spotlight. In each post, we’ll introduce someone new who’s involved in Shake the Dust… Laura Stimson is Creative Writing Coordinator (Artist & Artform) at Writers’ Centre Norwich, our consulting slam producer in the East. What inspired you to work in the arts? I love ideas. I like seeing those ideas become...