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Healing The Cuts – Shakaring

By |March 20th, 2018|

 

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, […]

Reading Group – All About Love: New Visions

By |March 20th, 2018|

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 […]

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 […]

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