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Reading Group – Swing Time

By |March 17th, 2018|

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 […]

Who’s Full?

By |March 15th, 2018|

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 […]

Reading Group – ASSATA: An Autobiography

By |March 4th, 2018|

‘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 […]

Grenfell Responses

By |August 3rd, 2017|

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 […]

Shake! #StatesOfViolence: Healing the Cuts

By |July 19th, 2017|

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 […]

Grenfell Tower – website + further support

By |June 16th, 2017|

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 […]

Grenfell Fire – What you can do to help

By |June 14th, 2017|

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 […]

New Narratives: Shake AMC Skills Share

By |December 6th, 2016|

“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 […]

Breathing Out: Shake! Showcase #7

By |November 7th, 2016|

#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 […]

Surviving the System

By |October 12th, 2016|

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 […]

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