We worked with some of the country’s leading slam producers to bring you Shake the Dust. These are organisations and groups putting on high-quality spoken word events around England. Check out our calendar of events below, which lists all these incredible events brought to you by our slam partners!

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6:00 pm Newham Word Champions 2012 Finale & Fundraiser @ Theatre Royal Stratford East
Newham Word Champions 2012 Finale & Fundraiser @ Theatre Royal Stratford East
Jul 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Newham Word Champions 2012 Finale & Fundraiser Wednesday 4th July 6pm- 8.30pm Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square, London E15 1BN Minimal Donations £10/£5 Conc. & Groups 8+ Book tickets: 0208 143 3994 |email info@wordchamps.org| http://wordchamps.org/events In April we began with over tryouts with 450 young people, they became 85; now 27 remain. As 3 teams they have been working with our Spoken Word Coaches and will be competing at our finale for the title of ‘Newham Word Champions 2012’ Judged by Swiss (So Solid) Charlotte Ansell (Thea-poets/Flipped Eye) Kat Francois (World Slam Champion/BBC3 Slam Champion) Hosted by Dan Cockrill (Bang Said the Gun/C4’s Random Acts) Featuring our inspirational Spoken Word Coaches: Adisa the Verbalizer LyricL Jared Louche Zakia Carpenter- Hall Toby de Angeli Nichol Keene Guest performances from dynamic UK & US spoken word artists including: Awarding winning poet & MC Jamal Msebele aka Eklipse Poets Platform (a collective directed by Kat Francois) The Chicago Allstars & a cohort from the only university accredited hip-hop theatre programme in the world: First Wave