Organised by Apples and Snakes.

SHAKE THE DUST – the National Youth Poetry Slam final, (featuring Yorkshire heat-winners coached by Shake’s own poet-mentor extraordinaire Sai Murray), is happening Saturday 7th July, 2 – 5pm, in London’s Southbank Centre, supported by some fantastic events in the run-up.

Our Sai is performing on the Friday 6pm, as one of the 9 winning poet coaches from the UK-wide regional finals. Leeds Young Authors Artistic Director and dynamic poet-activist Khadijah Ibrahiim who we worked with on our 2011 event Britain on Trial is one of the judges…

There’s a free screening of the award-winning film “We Are Poets” featuring a year in the lives of a group of Leeds Young Authors as they make their way through heat after heat to be selected to represent the UK in the internationally heralded Brave New Voices festival in the USA. Wonderful, inspirational. That’s on Thursday 6th July, Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer, 6.15pm

Get over there for one or more of the great events. See whole programme here.