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#Mapping Us | Shake! X In Our Hands X Creative Interruptions

Our new project #MappingUs in collaboration with In Our Hands and Creative Interruptions, Brunel University

Our new project will be called #MappingUs and it will be a collaboration between Brunel University London and In Our Hands @InOurHands_.

We are producing this series of workshops as an opportunity to offer the space to six young artists from Becton, […]

By |June 21st, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

#RepTheRoad: Making Home, Mapping Violence

“I am the sugar at the bottom of the English cup of tea. I am the sweet tooth, the sugar plantations that rotted generations of English children’s teeth… There is no English history without that other history” – Stuart Hall

 

Rep The Road: Voices That Shake!s rolling series on repairing the routes of colonial violence in our communities. Building […]

By |June 12th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Shakaring: Rep The Road

Rep The Road: Our series on repairing the routes and roads of colonial violence in our communities, building roads to representation beyond tokenism, and reppin’ from the streets!

An invitation for our next Shakaring – an intimate sharing space and community Scratch Night! ( only limited spaces due to capacity rsvp to confirm space) 

This Spring, Shake! […]

By |May 14th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Surviving the State

Introducing Surviving The State – a short film made by the young people at Shake!. This film explores the pressing issues of gentrification and youth violence/ deaths in a hope to expand narratives around these pressing issues and share how this is affecting black and brown youth.

 
In their own words: 
 

‘“Surviving the State” by Voices that […]

By |April 16th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Gentrification: Where Are We Now?

Saturday 10th March

A programme of film screenings of “Failed By The State – The Struggle in the Shadow of Grenfell” and “Surviving the State” and Q&A open discussion.

 

Following on from the Voices that SHAKE! first film screening at “Healing The Cuts: Community Repairing thru Sharing”, we screened “Surviving the State”, a short film examining the […]

By |March 20th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Healing The Cuts – Shakaring

 

On 01st February 2018, we piloted our new community showcase format – the Shakaring. The space is an interactive, intimate sharing space, where youth artists perform new works developed over two intensive courses #HealingTheCuts and #MovementMedicine. Featuring poetry, film, song & music responding to and resisting issues affecting our youth and communities:

Youth Deaths, Knife deaths, […]

By |March 20th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Reading Group – All About Love: New Visions

Welcome to our new community knowledge-building and conversation platform – the Shake Reading Group. The first piece of literature we read and discussed was bell hooks’ All About Love: New Visions.

In our first cozy Sunday session on 21st January 2018, we discussed our teachings from the book centered on our experience of love in a […]

By |March 20th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Reading Group – Swing Time

This month we read Swing Time by Zadie Smith. We used the novel and links to our own experiences to explore identity, race, class, culture, friendship, music, dance and representation in the arts. 

Want to join us next time? 
-Tell us (ziaeirose@gmail.com) so we can confirm your place & add you to our what’s app group*
-Borrow/buy the […]

By |March 17th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Who’s Full?

Courtesy of Selina and Sai, tonight we interrogated our complex relationship with food through poetry, science and lived experience.
 
Acclaimed writer, Spread The Word’s former Young Poet Laureate for London and resident Shake!r Selina Nwulu showcased the result of her year-long exchange with members of the scientific community, unpacking the complexities of “eating well” in an interactive evening […]

By |March 15th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Reading Group – ASSATA: An Autobiography

‘I have seen the kind become the blind
and the blind become the bind
in one easy lesson.
I have walked on cut glass.
I have eaten cow and blunder bread
and breathed the stench of indifference.

I have been locked by the lawless.
Handcuffed by the haters.
Gagged by the greedy.
And, if i know anything at all,
it’s that a wall is just […]

By |March 4th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments
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