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 Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading