Posts tagged "workshop"
10 impressions from the Shake the Dust Weekend

10 impressions from the Shake the Dust Weekend

I have overdosed on poetry … My head is crammed with words but I don’t know how to get them out. The Shake the Dust weekend at the Southbank Centre in London was an explosion of emotions and an overload of impressions. I’ll share ten of my finest moment, in no order of importance:  ...
Interview with Poetry Coach Chris Bennett

Interview with Poetry Coach Chris Bennett

  Chris Bennett  is one of the poetry coaches in the South East. Together with Paul Cree he coaches a team of young people at the Forest Education Centre in Hampshire.   When and how did you start writing and performing poetry? I’d written poetry since I was a kid, then, in 1989 I’d been...
Shake the Dust | Andy's Video

Shake the Dust | Andy’s Video

Check out Andy in the (East), shaking things up a bit with this excellent Trailer …enjoy!            
Greetings from the East

Greetings from the East

Hello! The hippie in the picture above is me: Andy Bennett – poet, comedian, and East Region Digital Champion for Shake The Dust. I’m quite excited to be a Digital Champion, as it makes me sound rather dashing, like a 21st Century Robin Hood, only with YouTube clips instead of arrows. I’m working with the...
Excited to start Shaking that Dust!

Excited to start Shaking that Dust!

Hi everybody! Right, my name is Jennifer Perry. I wish I had a stage name, but I really don’t. If anyone has any ideas, feel free to swing them over to me! I’ve grown up in East London and I’m on the brink of finishing a degree in Creative and Professional Writing. (cannot wait!) (I...
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,...