Shake the Dust slams its way to a region near you.

The biggest poetry slam this country has ever seen.

Join the next generation of young poets, leading spoken word artists and special guests as spoken word takes centre stage in this celebration of young people’s voices.

Forty young people from nine regions of England will compete with their words in the Shake the Dust Regional Finals between 25 May – 25 June 2012.

The highest scoring team will represent their region at the National Shake the Dust Weekend5-7 July, Southbank Centre, London.


Norwich: Friday 25 May, The Garage

Birmingham: Saturday 9 June, The Drum

Nottingham: Saturday 9 June, Nottingham Playhouse

Manchester: Saturday 9 June, Contact

Plymouth: Friday 15 June, Barbican Theatre

London: Saturday 16 June, the Albany

Stockton: Saturday 16 June, ARC

Leeds: Saturday 23 June, West Yorkshire Playhouse

Southampton: Monday 25 June, Nuffield Theatre