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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 […]

Shake! #FoodFight Reflections

By |August 25th, 2015|

By Jethro Jenkins

Shake! is a 5-day intensive course for 16-25 yr olds, consisting of creative workshops designed to equip them with the tools they need to fight oppression and build campaigns in their communities. Through various art forms – poetry, filmmaking, music and zine-making – and in an environment in which oppressive ideas are deconstructed […]

#Shake2015: #FoodFight – Applications open

By |July 9th, 2015|

Our next shake! up >> 3rd-7th August 2015<< at Spotlight, Tower Hamlets.

Applications now open for our FREE! 5 day course on Art/ Race/ Media/ Power for 16-25’s.
See below for more info & how to apply

#FOODFIGHT 

16-25?
Angry about the injustice you see around you?
Come shake tings up with performance poets, film-makers, musicians & activists on a […]

Art, Climate and Displacement: 3 Spoken Word Films by Selina Nwulu and Onysha D Collins

By |June 29th, 2015|

Writer and poet Selina Nwulu and filmmaker Onysha D Collins (both former Shake! participants now involved with Shake! as facilitators and mentors), have teamed up for a series of spoken word films produced by Platform.

The three films ‘Before’, ‘Our Parents’ Children’, and ‘Home is a Hostile Lover’ are part of a commission from metaceptive for […]

Home Cooking: Trauma Genes by Sammy Brough

By |June 2nd, 2015|

Congratulations to Sammy for her commission to produce the latest Apples & Snakes Homecooking podcast.

Sammy was inspired to create this project on the subject of Trauma Genes after studying and responding to Audre Lorde’s poem “Litany for Survival” during our recent #StatesOfViolence 5-day intensive arts/activism course at the Stephen Lawrence Centre.

This spoken word collaboration is […]

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