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New Narratives: Shake AMC Skills Share

By |December 6th, 2016|

“Held every summer in Detroit, conference brings together a vibrant
and diverse community of people using media to incite change: filmmakers,
radio producers, technologists, youth organizers, writers, entrepreneurs,
musicians, dancers, and artists. We define “media” as anything you
use to communicate with the world.
You are a media-maker!”

This is a a quote from the Allied […]

Breathing Out: Shake! Showcase #7

By |November 7th, 2016|

#BreathingOut Shake! Showcase no.7 will feature poetic, filmic, zinic and musical responses to social and political injustice from our recent intensive course: SurvivingTheSystem: Building Economies & Ecologies Of Resistance.

Hosted by Numbi Arts who will begin the evening with a theatre scratch night showcasing exciting short plays from emerging writers, actors and directors including resident artists […]

Anni & Annie at #ResistanceIsFertile

By |October 6th, 2016|

Happy National Poetry Day peoples!

We have a wealth of poetry created since our genesis in 2010 and biiig plans to publish, record and podcast more.

In the meantime check our archive of poetry-related content on this link and enjoy these performances from Anni and Annie recorded at our last showcase #ResistanceisFertile hosted by Numbi Arts at […]

#SurvivingTheSystem: Building Economies & Ecologies of Resistance

By |September 23rd, 2016|

Announcing our next free 5 day intensive course!

#SurvivingTheSystem: Building Economies & Ecologies of Resistance
Brady Arts and Community Centre, Tower Hamlets
24-28 October, half term holiday, 2016

This is the latest in our series of free 5 day courses for 16-25 year olds which explores Race/ Art/ Media/ Power. Designed for those
who are angry about the injustice […]

Shake! at Afrikans on Film Festival

By |August 18th, 2016|

I got goosebumps doing this duet with Luwi earlier this year at the 6th Shake! Showcase at Rich Mix: #ResistanceIsFertile. Lil Sis went in <3

Looking forward to doing it again with Adinkra Arts Collective Afrikans on Film Festival Saturday 10th Sept at Bussey Building, Peckham.

Check this link for more details about the film festival and […]

Pregnant with Pain | Fight on the Flight by Wangu Mureithi

By |July 27th, 2016|

Two poems from last week’s event Black Words Matter at Rich Mix from Wangu Mureithi.

More photos from the night are up on our Facebook here.

 

Pregnant with Pain

by Wangu Mureithi

 

My heart weighs several tonnes right now.
My body is achey as a result of it.
Tear ducts have run dry
And the birds no longer sing,
Instead the sounds of […]

Black Words Matter

By |July 19th, 2016|

Today, we’ll be sharing our films, poems, and other alternative media at ‪#‎BlackWordsMatter‬ Rich Mix London: a conversation about media justice – poetry – film – performance.

How do Black words matter? To whom should they matter? And aren’t words only part of the story? And what about the power to have those words heard […]

Resistance Is Fertile – Showcase feedback

By |February 4th, 2016|

We had a full house and a thoroughly engaged audience at our 6th Shake! showcase of film, poetry, music, song, zines and creativity. Pure magic, beauty and power.

Big love and thank you to all the beautiful people that made the night so special.  ♥♥♥

Here’s a selection of feedback we received:

it was amazing as always last […]

Shake! Showcase no.6 – #ResistanceIsFertile

By |December 21st, 2015|

*** 26th January 2016 ***

Our 6th Shake! showcase is gonna be a biggie!

Teaming up with the afro-funky family vibes of Numbi we’ll be presenting poetic, filmic & musical responses to injustice (themed around #StatesOfViolence + #FoodFight) from the participants on our 2015 Shake! courses.

SPOKEN WORD + MUSIC + FILM PREMIERE + ZINES

Full line-up to be […]

An Eye-full of #COP21 Paris

By |December 12th, 2015|

We’ve just returned from solidarity actions and engagement with indigenous and frontline communities at the alternative COP21 summit in Paris.

Sending love & light to all our friends, allies from black & brown frontline communities & indigenous folk coming from all over the world, (still) holding it down right now in Paris.

‘In colonial history, it is […]

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