Posts tagged "london"
The London Regional Final was... A-MAZ-ING!

The London Regional Final was… A-MAZ-ING!

The Albany was shaken up by the loudest enthusiastic audience I’d seen for a while, as the Regional Final finally made its way into South London. The night was a massive success due to the always-wonderful host, G.R.E.Ed.S and his ongoing list of catchphrases and audience participation, excited audience members (some of them expressed their...
Nicholas Judge: Poetry Hero

Nicholas Judge: Poetry Hero

Dedicated Apples and Snakes Volunteer, Nicholas Judge tells Shake the Dust a little about his Poetry Hero William Blake. The view of London to seer and poet William Blake is of a repressive bleakness; of ‘blackening Churches’ and ‘dark Satanic mills’. The sounds of the city are of crying from the chimney-sweepers, cursing from ‘harlots’, and screaming from...
Paul Lyalls: Poetry Heroes

Paul Lyalls: Poetry Heroes

Paul here, Poet coach with the wonderful and talented Greenwich and Lewisham Young Peoples Theatre, working alongside the equally lovely and talented Jennifer Perry (shadow coach). We are having a lot of fun, and our group of strangers are steadily becoming a group of “lets have a bit of a laugh together and do this.”...
Raymond Antrobus's 12 steps to Spoken Word.

Raymond Antrobus’s 12 steps to Spoken Word.

Shake the Dust’s Shadow Artist, Raymond Antrobus gave up his job as a Personal Trainer to pursue a career as a Spoken Word artist. As the Shake the Dust Regional finals are in full swing Ray lets Shake the Dust in on the 12 steps he recommends when perusing a career in Spoken Word. 1. Read as hard as...
Poetry Changed Me: Peter Hayhoe

Poetry Changed Me: Peter Hayhoe

Peter Hayhoe shares how he went from scribble to featuring at festivals in today’s Poetry Changed Me post… It has been almost 3 year since I sat in the basement of the Poetry Café with my hands quavering upon an exercise book of random thoughts and ideas. I wasn’t really sure if it was poetry,...