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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...
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...
Tell us about it Paul Lyalls...

Tell us about it Paul Lyalls…

“They came from different year groups, different schools, different postcodes, different backgrounds and even different cultures, but at the end of our Shake the Dust sessions the only difference was that they wanted their poems and performance to be different to everyone elses. Like the Judges told them, the only group to start their pieces...
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...
Raymond Antrobus's 12 steps to Spoken Word.

Raymond Antrobus’s 12 steps to Spoken Word.

Shake the Dust’s Shadow Artist, Raymond Antrobus gave up his job as a Personal Trainer to pursue a career as a Spoken Word artist. As the Shake the Dust Regional finals are in full swing Ray lets Shake the Dust in on the 12 steps he recommends when perusing a career in Spoken Word. 1. Read as hard as...
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...
Poetry Changed Me: Laurie Bolger

Poetry Changed Me: Laurie Bolger

Shake the Dust…what a great idea! My name is Laurie Bolger and I am the Digital, Marketing and Communications Intern for Shake the Dust. I first came across poetry like many, in GCSE English whilst studying poets like John Agard and Carol Anne Duffy in the old school AQA anthologies. Poetry was the only module...
Excited to start Shaking that Dust!

Excited to start Shaking that Dust!

Hi everybody! Right, my name is Jennifer Perry. I wish I had a stage name, but I really don’t. If anyone has any ideas, feel free to swing them over to me! I’ve grown up in East London and I’m on the brink of finishing a degree in Creative and Professional Writing. (cannot wait!) (I...
Poetry Changed Me: Peter Hayhoe

Poetry Changed Me: Peter Hayhoe

Peter Hayhoe shares how he went from scribble to featuring at festivals in today’s Poetry Changed Me post… It has been almost 3 year since I sat in the basement of the Poetry Café with my hands quavering upon an exercise book of random thoughts and ideas. I wasn’t really sure if it was poetry,...
Poetry Changed Me: Catherine Brogan

Poetry Changed Me: Catherine Brogan

Star UK performance poet Catherine Brogan on how poetry has impacted her life… Poetry has always been my way of dealing with a world I don’t fit in to, that I can’t understand or change. At primary school I was bullied for having very dodgy pink NHS glasses, non brand name trainers and being a...