Young Deptford poets impress judges with their striking technique at poetry slam (From News Shopper)
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Young Deptford poets impress judges with their striking technique at poetry slam
Teenage poets went head to head in a battle of the spoken word in Deptford.
Youngsters between 13 and 16-years-old came together at The Albany to compete in the regional heat of national poetry slam Shake the Dust.
Teams from the Roundhouse, Plumstead Manor, St Andrews in Croydon, Greenwich and Lewisham Young People’s Theatre and The Albany penned original poems and competed in front of a sell-out audience on Saturday June 16.
Despite just missing out on the top spot, The Albany team were proud recipients of the Shake the Stage award for Most Striking Performance Technique.
Kimberly Sutherland, producer of Young People's Programmes for The Albany, said: “The Albany stage has never been more alive.
“The courage of all the young participants was inspiring.
“The talent on show really demonstrated that the next generation of poets will be a force to be reckoned with.”
Shake the Dust is a nationwide youth poetry slam organised by Apples and Snakes performance poetry organisation taking place across England from March to July.