On Friday 25th May, the first Shake the Dust Regional Final took place at The Garage to a sold-out crowd welcoming the four young slam teams in the form of the following schools and organisations:

– The Netherhall School
– Sheringham High School
– Caister High School
– The Voyager Academy

Plus a very special guest team from the The Garage.

They were all coached by their poet coaches and shadow artists to the Regional Final climax with the highest scoring team team getting the chance to represent their region in the National Shake the Dust Slam Final on 7 July at Southbank Centre.

This brilliant and eventful night was full of passionate and confident poetic performances from all of the teams and their participants – the standards were raised so high! Congratulations to all the teams, and to Sheringham High School who will go forward to represent the East.