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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

Grenfell Responses

Hi Shake! fam,

Here are a couple of things we have seen recently that have pieced together many issues surrounding Grenfell that we thought we would share:

Fighting Fire article – http://www.irr.org.uk/news/fighting-fire/

Colin Prescod and Daniel Renwick at the Institute of Race Relations have written a great article piecing together some key issues surrounding Grenfell including gentrification and the need […]

By |August 3rd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Shake! #StatesOfViolence: Healing the Cuts

FREE! 5 day course on Race/Art/Media/Power at Brady Arts Centre 21-25 August 2017

Angry about the injustice you see around you?

Come shake tings up with performance poets, film-makers, musicians, artists & activists on a free 5 day course to creatively express frustrations & concerns about the world you live in.

Violence is present in all parts […]

By |July 19th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Grenfell Tower – website + further support

Please share far and wide and get the info to the ground:

Some residents who have been given temporary accommodation are being told they are going been kicked out/moved out soon.( in days). Please pass on HJA Housing helpline – free housing advice for #GrenfellTowerFire survivors and residents in similar properties 0808 274 9308

Shelter has a […]

By |June 16th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
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