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Stirred, Shaken and Swept Away at South East Regional Finals

Stirred, Shaken and Swept Away at South East Regional Finals

You could hear the dust shake at the Nuffield Theatre in Southampton where the South East regional final took place last night. MC Kenny Baraka had the crowd with him, saying: Shake the … And the crowd responded by making a noise that actually sounded like dust being stirred up, shaken, swept away.   I...
South East Gets Down to Shake the Dust!

South East Gets Down to Shake the Dust!

So it was up to the South East to host their Regional Final at the Nuffield Theatre in Southampton. Many people came out in droves to support the young people as they got up on stage and spoke their own written words for all to see. They had worked so hard over many months to...
Yorkshire & Humberside welcome Shake the Dust!

Yorkshire & Humberside welcome Shake the Dust!

Yes, they welcomed it with open arms! So after much waiting, it was finally Yorkshire & Humberside’s turn to host their Regional Final at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds. Many people came out to see the result of many months of hard work between the schools, young people organisations, Apples and Snakes, the consultant...
Exciting Slam Times in the South West!

Exciting Slam Times in the South West!

What do you get if you mix talented young poets, breakdancing, beat boxing, rhythm and rhyme, and lines of words? An excited room full of anticipation for the South West Regional Final, that’s what! The South West brought passion mixed with nerves and highly potent new words never performed before, by some children who had...
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...
Regional Finals land in Stockton...

Regional Finals land in Stockton…

North-Easteners came out to support their region’s finest young poetic talent in this Regional Final at the ARC, Stockton, with their teachers, support workers, poet coaches and shadow artists gathering for what was to be one of the best days of their lives. Everyone was willing them to do well and show how the North-East gets down in...
West Midlands Shake it Up!

West Midlands Shake it Up!

The young slam teams in the West Midlands shook things up big style during their Shake the Dust, Regional Final that took place on Saturday 9th June at The Drum, Birmingham.  The awaiting crowd welcomed the five teams of young people from: – Broadway School – Holyhead School – Stockland Green School – Queensbridge School – Woodrush School All the slam teams were lucky enough to...
The Regional Final's Arrived! Go North West!

The Regional Final’s Arrived! Go North West!

The Regional Final had arrived! It was time to unleash the talented poetry from our Shake the Dust teams in the North West. After months of preparation, crafting and practicing the Regional Final was upon us! The young slam teams in the North West Region blew us away with their outstanding poetic performances! The groups were coached by dedicated poets...
East Midlands Regional Final: What a Performance!

East Midlands Regional Final: What a Performance!

The evening was filled to the brim with passionate and confident performances from all of the slam teams in the East Midlands  – they set the bar extremely high! Their poetic pieces were delivered with such tremendous energy and displayed what can only be described as a bottomless hunger for poetry! Congratulations to all our teams,...
The North West Regional final: "It's only the beginning!"

The North West Regional final: “It’s only the beginning!”

    Hey guys! What a journey this has all been up to now, after ten workshops all the groups from Young Identity Old Trafford, Sale Grammar, Accrington Academy, Salford Academy and Chorlton High School were ready for what they had been working toward, the shake the dust regional North West Final. I felt like I was...