Posts tagged "poet"
Shaking the Dust at the Slam Final

Shaking the Dust at the Slam Final

Here’s Dr Helen Gregory – performance poet, lecturer and researcher – with her take on the atmosphere of the Shake the Dust Slam Final. On my way to London I worried that I wouldn’t have anything to write about, wouldn’t notice anything new. After all, I was only making a flying visit to the slam...
Karen Lodge @ The Barbican Theatre's Poetry Heroes

Karen Lodge @ The Barbican Theatre’s Poetry Heroes

As a relative newbie to the wonderful world of Spoken Word my poetry heroes are those that i visited in my school days and the new discoveries i have made on my own Shake the Dust journey. The more i look the more i love…. Those artists that are working so hard in the South...
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...
Robinson Roams

Robinson Roams

Hi there! I’m back again and for my third blog I bring you news from one of the five North East teams. A few days ago I was kindly invited along to Our Lady and St Bede’s School is Stockton to see how poets Alfie Crow and Sophie F Baker and their team were coming...
Shake The Dust: ready? On your marks, set, go!

Shake The Dust: ready? On your marks, set, go!

Take one experienced, established poet coach by the name of Jon Berkavitch. Introduce one local emerging poet, Jim Hall acting as his shadow. (Oh yes, that’s us: myself left, Jon right.) Assign the pair Nottingham’s QMX dance academy as their hub in which to form a youth poetry slam team representing one strand of the...