The evening was filled to the brim with passionate and confident performances from all of the slam teams in the East Midlands  – they set the bar extremely high! Their poetic pieces were delivered with such tremendous energy and displayed what can only be described as a bottomless hunger for poetry!

Congratulations to all our teams, and to Tuxford Academy who will now go forward to represent their region in the National Shake the Dust Slam Final, on 7 July at Southbank Centre…see you there!

The Shake the Dust East Midlands Regional Final took place at Nottingham Playhouse on Saturday 9th June, to an energetic crowd who were glad to welcome the five young slam teams from the following schools and organisations:

– Tuxford Academy
– Beckhampton Learning Centre
– Bulwell Academy
– New College Leicester
– Djanogly City Academy

All the teams of young people were lucky enough to be coached by professional poets and shadow artists in the run up to the Regional Final. A massive well done to everyone!