The young slam teams in the West Midlands shook things up big style during their Shake the Dust, Regional Final that took place on Saturday 9th June at The Drum, Birmingham.

 The awaiting crowd welcomed the five teams of young people from:

– Broadway School
– Holyhead School
– Stockland Green School
– Queensbridge School
– Woodrush School

All the slam teams were lucky enough to be guided by some amazing poet coaches and shadow artists in the lead up to the Regional Final’s. The highest scoring team were given the chance to represent their region in the National Shake the Dust Slam Final on 7 July at Southbank Centre.

The level of poetry and energy during the night was exceptional! Every single performance was delivered with bags of confidence and the poetry was both heart-felt and clever. All of the teams and their participants were outstanding!

The West Midlands Final also featured an inspiring performance from British hip-hop wordsmith Akala. Congratulations to all the teams, and to Queensbridge School who will go forward to represent the West Midlands!!

There is so much still to come from Shake the Dust! So keep your eye on the website and blog or follow us on twitter or facebook!

A final congratulations to Queensbridge School, see you in London guys!