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Skin Deep: POC Resistance – Stories of Climate Justice

#2DEGREESFESTIVAL

Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street E1 6AB
T 020 7650 2350

 

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

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
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