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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 […]

Shake! #FoodFight Reflections

By |August 25th, 2015|

By Jethro Jenkins

Shake! is a 5-day intensive course for 16-25 yr olds, consisting of creative workshops designed to equip them with the tools they need to fight oppression and build campaigns in their communities. Through various art forms – poetry, filmmaking, music and zine-making – and in an environment in which oppressive ideas are deconstructed […]

#Shake2015: #FoodFight – Applications open

By |July 9th, 2015|

Our next shake! up >> 3rd-7th August 2015<< at Spotlight, Tower Hamlets.

Applications now open for our FREE! 5 day course on Art/ Race/ Media/ Power for 16-25’s.
See below for more info & how to apply

#FOODFIGHT 

16-25?
Angry about the injustice you see around you?
Come shake tings up with performance poets, film-makers, musicians & activists on a […]

Thoughts on #FoodFight – Shake! Summer Intensive 2015

By |July 2nd, 2015|

When the team was asked (I volunteered) to write a blog about the war being waged on our food systems for the next Shake Intensive course ‘#FoodFight’, I started to consider my own relationship with food, what I have personally seen with regard to changing attitudes and patterns of behaviour around food, and found that […]

Shake! States of Violence: Reflections

By |March 19th, 2015|

Shake! is a series of workshops that work to empower young people to challenge oppressive structures through art, and grassroots creative campaigns for change. We quickly discover that no one theory can explain away or effectively tackle the violent structures pervading our lives. As such, Shake!’s theory of change is pluralistic and dynamic, and a […]

Exploring the State of Violence – by Zena Edwards

By |January 16th, 2015|

The new Shake! Course is nearly here! Monday 16th February, we begin unpacking one of the most contentious subjects our species confronts: Violence. We will be exploring what makes violence, physical and ideological, a seemingly imherent part of modern day life.As a poet I think about the word ‘violence’ as  anything that is excessively detrimental  […]

Reflections on Shake! by Orla Price

By |January 13th, 2015|

2014 was a great year for Shake!. We had two of the largest intensive course groups so far, and got to meet some pretty amazing people, including the talented artist, writer, and editor Orla Price.Orla was no stranger to the idea of art as a powerful tool for social change, and in fact when we […]

#Shake2015: #StatesOfViolence – Applications open MONDAY 9th JANUARY

By |January 7th, 2015|

Our next shake! up >> 16th-20th February << at the Stephen Lawrence Centre.Applications now open for our FREE! 5 day course on Art/ Race/ Media/ Power for 16-25’s.See below for more info & how to apply  ======================================= 16-25? Angry about the injustice you see around you? Come shake tings up with performance poets, film-makers, musicians […]

Holly: Some reflections on #Headspace.

By |September 15th, 2014|

It’s no surprise to hear that things have been Shaken right up once again!

The 5th Shake! intensive course began with a dive straight into the deep end, with the group discussing some of the impacts that capitalism has on society, the education system, and our relationships. This Shake! intensive focused on Headspace: from the repercussions […]

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