Shake the Dust is a nationwide youth poetry slam, giving young people the opportunity to work with leading spoken word poets to write, perform and compete with their words.

As Olympic and Paralympics athletes train, young people from across the country are working with leading spoken word artists to share their stories and find their voices through slam poetry. Get ready for the Shake the Dust Regional Finals: 25 May-25 June and head down to the National Shake the Dust Weekend at the Southbank Centre from 5 – 7 July when they’ll take the stage and Shake the Dust!