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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 […]

Shake! featured in new book: Playing for Time: Making Art as if the World Mattered

By |June 1st, 2015|

Shake! has been featured alongside other arts/ activism projects in Lucy Neal’s new book: Playing for Time: Making Art as if the World Mattered. We get a mention in the Activism chapter alongside UK Uncut, Fracking campaigns and others. Our couple of pages features poetry from Orla, quotes from Zareen, a write up from Farzana […]

Youth, Technology and Resistance: Tito interviews Paul Mason at Take Back Our World

By |April 2nd, 2015|

There was a large Shake! presence at Take Back Our World last month, the relaunch of Global Justice Now (formerly the World Development Movement) and it was great to see so many Shake! family engaging and taking part at last weekends This Changes Everything event.

One active participant at both events, Tito, managed to get an […]

Shake! Research Collective is here!: Public Space, Young People and “Violence”

By |March 24th, 2015|

The Shake!  collective will work inside out – from personal transformation to structural change – and will consist of collaborative and flat power-sharing structures. No ‘experts’ telling us what is and isn’t valid knowledge. We will define our own research, create new narratives and stories, and re-work the ways in which knowledge and content are produced. We will cultivate young […]

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