Announcing our next free 5 day intensive course!

#SurvivingTheSystem: Building Economies & Ecologies of Resistance
Brady Arts and Community Centre, Tower Hamlets
24-28 October, half term holiday, 2016

This is the latest in our series of free 5 day courses for 16-25 year olds which explores Race/ Art/ Media/ Power. Designed for those
who are angry about the injustice they see around them it provides opportunities to creatively express frustrations & concerns about the world you live in and shake tings up with performance poets, film-makers, musicians, artists & activists.

artwork by Anni Movsisyan

artwork by Anni Movsisyan


Recognising art as a powerful and transformative force for justice and change, each day creative workshops will provide space to imagine what justice looks like, experiment with new ideas, learn new tools and fire up your imagination.

#SurvivingTheSystem will explore ecologies and economies of resistance and themes such as:

*How do we rupture and break cycles of violence inside and outside of our communities?
*How to do we heal and build resilient communities and movements?
*How do we build alternative sustainable economies to make our peoples as oppressed groups and communities thrive outside of the state?
*How can we heal, be safe and support ourselves in these violent times?

Over the five days, the course will include interactive workshops, stimulating dialogue & skill-shares to creatively campaign for change with practising artists/activists/educators:

>> ZENA EDWARDS
>> SAI MURRAY
>> PAULA SERAFINI
>> NUWAVE PICTURES
>> KULA ROOTS (Saara Luna)
>> DHELIA SNOUSSI
>> ADAM JAFFERY ROBERTS
>> SAKINA ZAHRA
>> FARZANA KHAN
>> PLATFORM LONDON
(+ more to be announced!)

>> practical hands-on techniques in creative writing, spoken word, film/video, restorative and healing justice, zine and music making to develop your ideas around injustice and power.

>> opportunity to showcase your work and continued involvement in the Shake! family.

Shake! welcomes and looks forward to applicants from all backgrounds. In our efforts to centre marginalised communities and create safe spaces, we will prioritise applications from people of colour, LGBTQI folk and residents from the local community of Tower Hamlets. Please state in your application if you want us to consider your application with this in mind.

The venue is wheelchair accessible and please let us know if you have any other access needs.

Lunch Provided.

** LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE (for 16-25 year olds) **
Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

To receive a short application & for more info, email: farzana@platformlondon.org