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Raven Row Open House

By |June 3rd, 2019|

On Saturday 4 May 2019 Voices that Shake! and Healing Justice Ldn presented poetry, dance and film, considering themes of race, gentrification, health, art and public imagination at the Raven Row Open House.

 
Artists presenting from Shake! included:
AHHA AHHA
Tasmia Salim
Annick Metefia
Farzana Khan
Monique Etienne 
 

Here’s a video of Monique performing her piece “She Dreamed Herself Alive”:

 
 

Qawwali Flamenco Brexit Beat

By |June 24th, 2016|

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 […]

Sarah Reed – Shake! statement of support

By |February 7th, 2016|

Sarah Reed – Shake! statement of support:

Please come to this vigil tonight, 7pm outside Holloway Prison. Sarah Reed’s murder holds up what we know already, we know that people of colour and women will only ever be safe outside the system. Outside state structures that are in fact systems of oppression. Sarah encountered state violence […]

Moving from ‘no borders’ to broaderland for the borderless

By |December 17th, 2015|

Farzana Khan makes the case for a new way of being open.

(web exclusive via New Internationalist magazine)

Image © Erin Konsmo www.erinmariek.com

Reflections: what does a commitment to no borders look like?
Borders are set up to define the places that are safe and unsafe, to distinguish us from them. A border is a dividing line, a […]

An Eye-full of #COP21 Paris

By |December 12th, 2015|

We’ve just returned from solidarity actions and engagement with indigenous and frontline communities at the alternative COP21 summit in Paris.

Sending love & light to all our friends, allies from black & brown frontline communities & indigenous folk coming from all over the world, (still) holding it down right now in Paris.

‘In colonial history, it is […]

Home Cooking: Trauma Genes by Sammy Brough

By |June 2nd, 2015|

Congratulations to Sammy for her commission to produce the latest Apples & Snakes Homecooking podcast.

Sammy was inspired to create this project on the subject of Trauma Genes after studying and responding to Audre Lorde’s poem “Litany for Survival” during our recent #StatesOfViolence 5-day intensive arts/activism course at the Stephen Lawrence Centre.

This spoken word collaboration is […]

Shake! well-being skills pool: Top tips for surviving the system

By |October 2nd, 2014|

Here are some of the Shake!r’s top tips for countering and surviving the system:The importance of finding and defining community, and the coming together of like-minded people through ideas. co-operation = good!oppressing your friends = not so good…We must maintain awareness that there is a dominant narrative, and question whose interest it serves to maintain […]

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