Support Shake! upskill & skillshare at Allied Media Conference (Detroit)

By |May 17th, 2016|


For the last 5 months the Shake team has been on a sabbatical, but that doesn’t mean we have not been beavering away planning  a dynamic and pioneer direction the next 5 years the Voices that Shake Family and Movement will be headed in.


Our dedication to pioneer reinvigorated pedagogical practices in youth arts and activism prompts […]

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 […]

Grainne Aldred: Voice that Shakes and Sends Ripples

By |August 7th, 2014|

At our recent Shake! showcase graphic artist & film-maker Grainne Aldred bravely volunteered to step out of her comfort zone and host the night with Lateef. On the way down to London she wrote this piece to share with us:”I am a part time factory girl and part time graphic artist living in Lancaster […]

Shake! Showcase #4: Remembering, Re-imagining, Reparations

By |June 30th, 2014|

Last Thursday 26th of June we held our fourth Shake! showcase at Free Word Centre. Shakers present and past got together in an amazing line up of poetry, fiction, music and film, targeting pressing social and political issues.The weeks prior to the showcase were intense. We had planning meetings, rehearsals, worked on our poetry and […]

Shake! Showcase #4: Remembering,Re-imagining, Reparations

By |June 2nd, 2014|

Shake! Showcase #4:Thursday 26th June 6pm @ The Free Word Centre An explosive showcase from the participants of the fourth Shake! course.An explosive showcase from the participants of the fourth Shake! course. Featuring freshly created poetic, filmic & musical responses to injustice from:Poets >> Arkady Johns / Carmela Cuesta / Maaike Boumans / Orla Price / […]

Self- Reparations: Art, Activism & Well-being

By |April 7th, 2014|

“Creativity is the immune system of the mind…” – John Holt, founder of Artists in Mind (AiM)Once again I was shaken by the Shakers!Feel very honoured to be one of the facilitators on this project as the generosity, trust, desire to learn, share, give and work together for change is genuine and inspiring from all. […]

We Are the Ones We’ve Been Waiting For…Shake! 2014

By |February 26th, 2014|

Shake! intensive course as per usual – INTENSE and immense. Thank you to all the wonderful participants and facilitators who created such an imaginative, trusting and powerful space to be in last week. As Sai would say “Hold tight and hug tight” for some upcoming blogs on the week, our Shake! film and of course our […]

Marcina Arnold: Poetry and Music

By |February 15th, 2014|

The multi-talented Marcina Arnold is joining Shake! for the second time to collaborate with our poets, helping turn their work into beautiful and powerful musicalised pieces of spoken word or song.As a contribution to our reflections on our current Shake! themes, “Remembering, Re-imagining, Reparations”, Marcina shared with us her poem Common Rumour, which was […]

Applications open for #Shake2014 at Stephen the Lawrence Centre

By |January 15th, 2014|

Our next shake up >> 17th-21st February 2014 << at the Stephen Lawrence Centre Charitable Trust.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  ======================================= Art can be a powerful non-violent force for change. Each day Shake! creative workshops will […]

Zena’s Thoughts on the Three R’s- Remembering, Re-imagining, Reparations

By |January 7th, 2014|

This will be my fourth time as a Shake! facilitator and the third time as  core team intensive 5-day course deviser.Shake! 1: The pilot “Arts Race and Power” course honoured the lives of aspiring architect and London youth Stephen Lawrence, and the eco-activist and Nigerian Ogoni Tribesman writer Ken Saro-Wiwa and used their […]

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