HANNAH REVIEWS “THE DECLARATION” and “THE RESISTANCE” by Gemma Malley

On the second day of SHAKE! we asked the participants to bring to the session something they considered to be a piece art that had Activist connotations. Hannah Brought in the The “Resistance”, part of the The Declaration Trilogy by Gemma Malley. Set in the future in a time when human being has found the  […]

THE BOY WHO CRIED JUSTICE – A poem by Tanya Parthipan

 I was inspired to write a poem about Stephen Lawrence through Shake explaining in detail the prejudice and injustice in his death. What touched me most is how the Centre dedicated themselves in respecting and protecting his memory, showing that Stephen Lawrence did not die in vain. He created a centre that helps many people. […]

HEY STEVIE – A tribute poem for Stephen Lawrence by Rotimi Skyers

Reviewed by Zena A hard hitting poem by a young man who had never written poetry before but found his voice in less than a week!! Another piece that successfully communicates the waste of life to race hate as Rotimi almost puts himself in the place of Stephen. He shows respect to UK Hip Hop Artist […]

INJUSTICE – A poem written my K.K Johnson

Stephen-Lawrence died before his time. His death brought about the creation of this centre. A charitable trust created in remembrance of him. He was an architect in training. And a brave and intelligent person. – K.K Johnson Review by Zena –  K.K writes with an uncomplicated style that penetrates and provokes thought. Her poetry resonates […]

DJ ERIC SOUL SHARES HIS INSPIRATIONS AND BIGS UP THE SHAKE! MASSIVE

Kavi,  Thank you for this eloquent and insightful piece of your mind, as always, this group never cease to amaze me, how interesting the way each participants picked up differents things during the Shake Week. As you come to know, aint nothing weird about caring for others. I would say its even odd so few […]

ROTIMI SHARES HIS INSPIRATION – MISS LOU THE GREAT JAMAICAN STORY TELLER AND POET

Hi guys wow it was wonderful being a part of this workshop, I hope you guys are well and hope to see you all again. Here’s a link from a woman called Louis Bennet, a poet, an author and activist who me and people proud of our language known as Patwah (jamaican creole).Hope you guys […]

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