Posts tagged "performance"
360° | Shake off Childhood Shyness and Shake the Dust!

360° | Shake off Childhood Shyness and Shake the Dust!

This is what Shake the Dust is all about, changing lives and bringing people together through the power of poetry. Writer and performer Paul Cree tells us about getting heard with spoken word!  “Of the experiences I’ve gained so far in poetry workshops, one of the most challenging tasks has been trying to convince young...
Slämärit: Leena Heikkila tells us about youth slam in Finland

Slämärit: Leena Heikkila tells us about youth slam in Finland

I’m an International School teacher in Finland, teaching kids between 6 and 18 years old. Through Netlibris I got to hear about Lynk Reach London Teenage Poetry Slam, and with Arja Kangasharju, we contacted Jacob Sam-La Rose, met him, and got hooked! Then we started to get Slämärit going and made it nation wide right from the beginning! Slämärit...
Creating Odes in the West Midlands

Creating Odes in the West Midlands

I –Hayley Frances – am a shadow to a former poet laureate of Birmingham; the coach; the Brummie-est man I have ever come across in the best formidable way; Mr Giovanni Esposito or as I and many call him – Spoz. A treasure to Birmingham’s nature, I’m dazzled to be shadowing his experienced stance in the...
Hello from the South East Digital Champion

Hello from the South East Digital Champion

Every day is a battle with language. There are endless ways of expressing what you feel and think, but most of the time we just speak, not even aware of what words we use. My name is Louise Halvardsson (“Lou Ice” on stage); I was born in Sweden but have lived in Brighton on and...
My First Day at School

My First Day at School

        I  arrive, alone, at about half past eight, Cowering before the giant iron gate. What if the kids don’t like me? What if the teachers are cruel? Will I survive my first day of school?     (Me, aged 11)   Hi, I’m Chris Robinson, Shadow Poet working with Jeff Price...
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,...