Posts tagged "shake"
Southampton Session with Chris Redmond and Graham Smith

Southampton Session with Chris Redmond and Graham Smith

Poet Coach, Chris Redmond and Shadow artist Graham Smith tell us about their latest session for Shake the Dust.  Catch their teams performance at the South East regional Final, @ Nuffield Theatre, Monday 25 June | 6:30pm  “I knew, when the outline of the workshop was explained to us on the first development day, that when...
Rebecca Tantony: A Love of Words

Rebecca Tantony: A Love of Words

When I was seven I wrote a poem called, ‘How the Wind Blows’. It was pretty self-explanatory. It talked about how the wind blows, and how in its ‘blowing’ it was able to get everything moving. People walked to work faster, trees rattled excitedly like old bones or false teeth; when the wind blew the...
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...
Keiran Jones: "Old School"

Keiran Jones: “Old School”

I can remember being about 10 years old and we had a poetry workshop in school with a guy whose name slips my mind. But at the age of 10, names are unimportant. I just remember him being very tall and eccentric with greying, red hair and glasses that looked like they could have been...
Magical Moments

Magical Moments

The second Shake the Dust development day for Poet Coaches and Shadows took place yesterday at the Nuffield Theatre in Southampton. It was great to catch up with each other and share our experiences so far. Jacob Sam-La Rose, the artistic director of the project, is a firm believer of trying all the exercises yourself...
First Workshop and "the silence at the word "poetry" is kind of deafening"

First Workshop and “the silence at the word “poetry” is kind of deafening”

We hear about Graham Smith’s first workshop session on Shake the Dust South East. Graham is working with poet coach Chris Redmond as a shadow. The librarian is away, and the English teacher is looking harassed and is not sure who can cover her classes so she can be present during the workshops. So our...
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...