SHAKE! Arts >> Media >> Race >> Power February 2013

FREE 5-day course for 16-25 year old’s  – 18-22 February 2013 Art can be a powerful non-violent force for change. Each day Shake! creative workshops will provide space to imagine what justice looks like, experiment with new ideas, learn new tools and fire up your imagination. Over the five days, the course will include: >> […]

The winners are… Yorkshire!

Members of Ralph Thoresby team at the regional heats At yesterday afternoon’s National Poetry Slam finals, the team from Ralph Thoresby High School in Leeds were hailed as the overall winners. This group works with Sai Murray, our very own poet-facilitator here at Shake! How well deserved it was, and how hard it must have […]

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 […]

NEWS! Arts Council funds Shake’s major programme!

Great news at Shake!  ACE funded the pilot, and have now come through for the major programme With the Arts Council coming up with a major grant of £57,000, we are 50% towards our funding target to roll Shake! out at two London centres over three years. We’ll be working intensively with 150 young people, […]

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 […]

‘Arts & Activism, Culture and Resistance’ event, 18th February, London

Just booked tickets to this event for young people, artists and activists at London Metropolitan Archives near Farringdon. LMA have a big collection on anti-racist struggle in London in their Black Caribbean Community Archives*. Looks really really interesting, with great artists running sessions including Roshini Kempadoo, Jean Joseph, Errol Lloyd, and includes a youth conference. […]

Solidarity and justice for Stephen

Doreen speaks at the Shake! Preview, Feb 2011 ‘I can’t tell you what art does or how it does it, but I know that often art has judged the judges, pleaded revenge to the innocent and shown to the future what the past has suffered, so that it has never been forgotten. I know too […]

Britain on Trial: Young People Speak Out: Full Programme details

The Carriageworks, Leeds, this Saturday 29th October, 11.30 – 7pm Anyone wanting to listen to young people and discuss with us how to take a stand and foster creative resistance to institutional racism – you should come to this. The re-trial for justice for Stephen Lawrence is beginning in November. The country is trying to […]

Come to “Britain on Trial”, Saturday 29th October, Leeds

Enough is enough Back in June, Platform, Leeds Young Authors and University of Leeds academics from the MA in Activism and Social Change put in an application to the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2011.  Unlikely context for Shake you think?? Well, talking with Shake’s Simon Murray who also works with Leeds Young Authors, we […]

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