#ShakeTheSystem: A Decade of Shaping Change

By |March 4th, 2020|

#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

By |November 7th, 2016|

#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 artists […]

Anni & Annie at #ResistanceIsFertile

By |October 6th, 2016|

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 Arts at […]

Shake! at Afrikans on Film Festival

By |August 18th, 2016|

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 festival and […]

Resistance Is Fertile – Showcase feedback

By |February 4th, 2016|

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 as always last […]

Shake! Showcase no.5: #HeadSpace Reviews

By |October 27th, 2014|

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

By |October 10th, 2014|

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 Rich […]

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 […]

In Profile: Annie Rockson and Onysha D Collins

By |June 24th, 2014|

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

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 / […]

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