The Regional Final had arrived! It was time to unleash the talented poetry from our Shake the Dust teams in the North West.

After months of preparation, crafting and practicing the Regional Final was upon us! The young slam teams in the North West Region blew us away with their outstanding poetic performances!

The groups were coached by dedicated poets and shadow artists in the lead up to their Regional Final. The night was electric and all that hard work and preparation most certainly paid off! Now, the highest scoring team will get the chance to represent their region in the National Shake the Dust Slam Final on 7 July at Southbank Centre. So don’t miss it people!

Shake the Dust would like to give a massive thank you to everyone who competed on the 9th June, your performances were truly inspiring and the Shake the Dust journey most certainly isn’t over yet! Our teams of keen poets included:

– Sale Grammar School
– Accrington Academy
– Salford Academy
– Chorlton High School
– Young Identity Old Trafford

As well as the exceptional performances from the North West slam teams, to top the evening off there was even an interactive performance, streamed live from New York!  It was that remarkable! The New York poets show was projected onto the stage made even more exciting by the fact that it was live! It really had to be seen to be believed!

Congratulations to all the teams, and to Young Identity Old Trafford who will go forward to represent the North West. Good Luck guys!