Guest Blog by Saara: Review of Riots Reframed

–> 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 a freelance journalist and learning to […]

First Wave at ‘Shake the Dust’

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 […]

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

El Crisis There 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 […]

Praises for Shake event at Rebellious Media Conference

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… […]

Review of the big Shake! Preview

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, […]


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 […]

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