Guest Blog by Saara: Review of Riots Reframed

By |May 7th, 2013|

–> Hello! My name is Saara and I’m going to be helping with the continuity workshops at Shake! Particularly with the monthly film screenings. I am really excited to get involved and learn from everybody!  I recently graduated from Leeds Uni in International Development and Spanish and am now […]

Review of Shake! @SLCT’13 in The SOAS spirit magazine

By |March 27th, 2013|

Here is what Crisitiana from The SOAS spirit magazine had to say about Shake! when she came for a visit. 

First Wave at ‘Shake the Dust’

By |July 7th, 2012|

First Wave at ‘Shake the Dust’Last night’s ‘100% Proof’ event showcased the coach mentors for today’s National Youth Poetry Slam final plus we also got to see an amazing performance by ‘First Wave’, a group from the Spoken Word and Hip Hop Learning Community course at University of Wisconsin, Madison (USA). This group, now touring the UK, […]

Don’t throw activist histories away: The Huntley Conference on Arts & Activism, Culture & Resistance

By |February 21st, 2012|

El CrisisThere were over a 100 artists, activists, community workers, young people, archivists & conservators, educators, parents, grandparents, policymakers……taking part in talks, creative “Groundings” sessions, a parallel youth conference, music & poetry performances, from the fabulous El Crisis, younger talented artists, and the more experienced……discussing race and power, creativity and resilience, protest and activism…..and feasting on […]

More on Britain on Trial

By |November 11th, 2011|

See an interesting review by a participant in Britain on Trial – Gloria Dawson – on the Platform blog.And here is some feedback from Shake! young poets Rotimi Skyers & Selina Nwulu:What did you get out of the whole thing? What was the most interesting aspect for you??Nathaniel readsROTIMI: There was a lot more of a […]

Praises for Shake event at Rebellious Media Conference

By |October 13th, 2011|

Well, we seemed to have totally hit the spot on Sunday with our session “The Unheard: Youth, the ‘riots’ and the media” at Rebellious Media Conference.+ here’s one of many praising tweets, and an extract from same person on a blog review of the conference:@RUDY2HATS Best workshop of the RMC, many thanks…http://rudy2shoes.wordpress.com/2011/10/10/rebellious-media-conference/…On Sunday I went […]

Review of the big Shake! Preview

By |April 16th, 2011|

On the evening of the 26th February, the Albany in Deptford hosted the Shake! preview – an inspirational night of poetry, music and the sharing of experiences of contemporary issues across generations. Hosted by Shake’s very own multi-talented Rotimi Skyers, accompanied by ground-breaking facilitator/poet/performer/all round awesome person, Simon Murray, the night successfully shared the message, […]


By |January 14th, 2011|

Check this BBC Radio 4 John La Rose tribute programme which you can listen again to for next 4 days.& also for those fellow Bibliophiles among you (e.g. Rotimi & yo enthusiastic book-buying that means you bro!) peep the New Beacon bookshop which still going strong in North Larndarn town. Always good to support the […]


By |January 14th, 2011|

Did you know this?Click to check out more on AFROGROOV TV!! And still in the spirit of Fela!, Jane has let you know that you can still get ticket for the Fela musical at the National Theatre. See the story of Nigeria’s contemporary political  story through his music and life.Note from Jane: “If you haven’t seen […]

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