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Skin Deep: POC Resistance – Stories of Climate Justice

By |June 14th, 2017|

#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, […]

Anni & Annie at #ResistanceIsFertile

By |October 6th, 2016|

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 […]

Shake! at Afrikans on Film Festival

By |August 18th, 2016|

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 […]

Pregnant with Pain | Fight on the Flight by Wangu Mureithi

By |July 27th, 2016|

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 […]

Black Words Matter

By |July 19th, 2016|

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 […]

A Reminder for Our Liberal Selves

By |July 19th, 2016|

by Sai Murray

A Reminder for Our Liberal Selves:

Black people are systematically destroyed by the media and the marketers

as well as by police bullets.

Black voices are destroyed by well-meaning White voices

We do know… it’s Christmas
We know what time it is
We have known the time, calculated the time
lived in rhythm with the moon cycle and seasons for […]

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 […]

Art, Climate and Displacement: 3 Spoken Word Films by Selina Nwulu and Onysha D Collins

By |June 29th, 2015|

Writer and poet Selina Nwulu and filmmaker Onysha D Collins (both former Shake! participants now involved with Shake! as facilitators and mentors), have teamed up for a series of spoken word films produced by Platform.

The three films ‘Before’, ‘Our Parents’ Children’, and ‘Home is a Hostile Lover’ are part of a commission from metaceptive for […]

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 […]

Climate change: who should we trust?

By |November 18th, 2014|

By Orla PriceOn 30 September this year the Free Word Centre held a discussion on the topic ‘Trust and the environment’. The discussion centred on what sources of information we could trust in the face of climate change, and how education, the media, politics and the public perceived threats to the environment. What I found […]

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