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Surviving the System

Surviving the System

by Zena Edwards

So Shake is back.

 We have been on hiatus for nearly 8 months and we’re back with a new Shake intensive course. #SurvivingTheSystem takes a birds eye view of the planet, zooms in and looks at the streets of everyday living and reflects on our lives as individuals. Examining the current […]

By |October 12th, 2016|Blog, Intensives, Shake! intensive|0 Comments

Anni & Annie at #ResistanceIsFertile

Happy National Poetry Day peoples!

We have a wealth of poetry created since our genesis in 2010 and biiig plans to publish, record and podcast more.

In the meantime check our archive of poetry-related content on this link and enjoy these performances from Anni and Annie recorded at our last showcase #ResistanceisFertile hosted by Numbi Arts at […]

By |October 6th, 2016|Poetry, Shake! showcase|0 Comments

#SurvivingTheSystem: Building Economies & Ecologies of Resistance

Announcing our next free 5 day intensive course!

#SurvivingTheSystem: Building Economies & Ecologies of Resistance
Brady Arts and Community Centre, Tower Hamlets
24-28 October, half term holiday, 2016

This is the latest in our series of free 5 day courses for 16-25 year olds which explores Race/ Art/ Media/ Power. Designed for those
who are angry about the injustice […]

By |September 23rd, 2016|Blog, EVENTS, Shake! intensive|0 Comments

Shake! at Afrikans on Film Festival

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 […]

By |August 18th, 2016|Blog, EVENTS, Poetry, Shake! showcase|0 Comments

Pregnant with Pain | Fight on the Flight by Wangu Mureithi

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 […]

By |July 27th, 2016|Blog, EVENTS, Poetry|0 Comments

Black Words Matter

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 […]

By |July 19th, 2016|EVENTS, Film, Poetry, Race|0 Comments

A Reminder for Our Liberal Selves

by Sai Murray

A Reminder for Our Liberal Selves:

Black people are systematically destroyed by the media and the marketers

as well as by police bullets.

Black voices are destroyed by well-meaning White voices

We do know… it’s Christmas
We know what time it is
We have known the time, calculated the time
lived in rhythm with the moon cycle and seasons for […]

By |July 19th, 2016|Blog, EVENTS, Poetry, Race|0 Comments

Qawwali Flamenco Brexit Beat

In a taxi with desi immigrant uncle, jammin to some spanish/urdu qawwali flamenco from my phone. He invites me to listen to music to remove some of the rage & sadness from my face. ‘Abba listen to music it will make u happy’.

I mention how I hope it doesn’t rain, he tells me that it […]

By |June 24th, 2016|Blog, Healing Justice, Poetry|0 Comments

Support Shake! upskill & skillshare at Allied Media Conference (Detroit)

 

For the last 5 months the Shake team has been on a sabbatical, but that doesn’t mean we have not been beavering away planning  a dynamic and pioneer direction the next 5 years the Voices that Shake Family and Movement will be headed in.

 

Our dedication to pioneer reinvigorated pedagogical practices in youth arts and activism prompts […]

By |May 17th, 2016|Blog, Reparations|0 Comments

Winning

So many wins right now (YASS!) G4S out of Israel, BP out of Tate (congrats to all my colleagues and friends working so hard on this), and a cheeky win as one of the 8 WoC changing feminism for my personal shero Mia Mingus (you deserve it and more, thank you for all that you […]

By |March 11th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments
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