#ShakeTheSystem: A Decade of Shaping Change

#ShakeTheSystem: A Decade of Shaping Change

It’s 2020 and we’re celebrating 10 years of Voices that Shake! with an anthology, toolkits, workshops, showcases and more.

Over 200 marginalised and underrepresented young people have directly been part of the personal and community transformation that the unique space of Shake! offers. 

Many of us have gone on to start our own collective projects, social change action, art initiatives. 

Through Shake!’s approach, we have influenced 1000s of people, in and beyond the UK, through our politics, artworks, short films, poetry, critical writing, events, trainings, actions, talks, activism, and community support. From our family, our friends, to people in youth work, education, youth policy, funders, arts/culture, community and social movements – we have made an impact.

Breathing Out: Shake! Showcase #7

#BreathingOut Shake! Showcase no.7 will feature poetic, filmic, zinic and musical responses to social and political injustice from our recent intensive course: SurvivingTheSystem: Building Economies & Ecologies Of Resistance. Hosted by Numbi Arts who will begin the evening with a theatre scratch night showcasing exciting short plays from emerging writers, actors and directors including resident […]

Anni & Annie at #ResistanceIsFertile

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 […]

Shake! at Afrikans on Film Festival

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 […]

Resistance Is Fertile – Showcase feedback

We had a full house and a thoroughly engaged audience at our 6th Shake! showcase of film, poetry, music, song, zines and creativity. Pure magic, beauty and power. Big love and thank you to all the beautiful people that made the night so special.  ♥♥♥ Here’s a selection of feedback we received: it was amazing […]

Shake! Showcase no.5: #HeadSpace Reviews

Last Tuesday, October 7th, the Shake! family took over the stage at Rich Mix for the Shake! Showcase no.5, hosted by our friends at Numbi. We saw shakers performing powerful pieces of poetry and music, and presenting the new short doc ‘Education?’ to a packed audience.  Since then we’ve received a great amount of messages […]

Shake Showcase #5 @ Rich Mix London

The blue Shake! banners pinned to the walls, clipboards and notes flurrying about, groups of Shake! participants deep in concentration rehearsing their lines on stage or tucked away in corners,  sound-checks, mic-checks, warm embraces to old Shake friends being made.. it’s that time again… On Tuesday 7th October we hosted our 5th Shake! Showcase at […]

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

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 […]

In Profile: Annie Rockson and Onysha D Collins

With our 4th Shake! showcase just 2 days away it’s our pleasure to profile two of our special guests and former Shake! participants Annie Rockson and Onysha D Collins. Since their attendance at last year’s intensive Shake! course at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre (Annie was also a participant on Shake! at the Stephen Lawrence […]

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

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 […]

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