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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

Skin Deep: POC Resistance – Stories of Climate Justice

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Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street E1 6AB
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From India to the US via the UK, Skin Deep will look at how different communities continue to organise for climate justice, and what different methodologies and histories we can draw from in creating a broader understanding of climate change in it’s varied manifestations.

Weaving together music, videos, […]

By |June 14th, 2017|EVENTS, Poetry|0 Comments

Grenfell Fire – What you can do to help

LIVE & updated info: What you can do to support #GrenfellTower fire survivors.

Here is a shareable google doc with practical steps people can take to help those affected by the devastating fire.

Info on:
Action & Background – centring the residents narrative
Support for those affected – where & who
Places for donations
What is being requested
Where you can […]

By |June 14th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

New Narratives: Shake AMC Skills Share

“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 […]

By |December 6th, 2016|Blog, New Narratives|0 Comments

Breathing Out: Shake! Showcase #7

#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 […]

By |November 7th, 2016|Blog, EVENTS, Shake! showcase|0 Comments
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