Holly: Some reflections on #Headspace.

It’s no surprise to hear that things have been Shaken right up once again! The 5th Shake! intensive course began with a dive straight into the deep end, with the group discussing some of the impacts that capitalism has on society, the education system, and our relationships. This Shake! intensive focused on Headspace: from the […]

HeadSpace Update: Challenging narratives and creating new stories & spaces

It’s the second day of the Shake #Headspace course, and we’re deep in discussions around narratives.  We started exploring building our own narratives and conceiving how we can challenge  power and dominant narratives with our own stories. Yesterday we discussed issues of power and who has the control over dominant narratives in our society. Analysing […]

Applications open for #Shake2014 at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre

Our next shake! up >> 18th-22nd August 2014 << at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre. Applications now open for our FREE! 5 day course on Art/ Race/ Media/ Power for 16-25’s.See below for more info & how to apply  ======================================= Art can be a powerful non-violent force for change. Each day Shake! creative workshops will provide […]

Few words from Zena post Shake!”13 @ BGAC

Zee grooving to Lucas Kelly’s poem “Messy Python”                                             I am speechless. I can’t even talk about tired after an intensive week of youth arts and activism because I’ve been so inspired by the voices of the young people on the this weeks Shake course. It has been empowering, emotional…. oh I could go on […]

#Shake2013 at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre – photos

#Shake2013 at the Bernie Grant Art Centre, a set on Flickr. Whooo! There are never enough words or emotions to express what the Shake! intensive does to us. Minds officially blown! Thank you to all our wonderful facilitators and participants. And in lieu of words – here’s a first look at some of the photos […]

Applications Open for Shake! Arts >> Media >> Race >> Power

Monday 5th– Friday 9th August 2013 FREE 5-day course for 16-25 year old’s Shake! is a dynamic youth initiative using art as a powerful non-violent force for change and a celebration of youth voices. Each day Shake! creative workshops will provide space to imagine what justice looks like, experiment with new ideas, learn new tools, […]

Shake! Update: Hannan Majid and Richard York, from Hi8us South join Shake! intensive.

EXCITING NEWS UPDATE: this Shake! we will have film makers Hannan Majid and Richard York, from Hi8us South. Derek Richard from Hi8us tells us: Richard and Hanan tend to work together and/or interchange themselves across the duration of a project. This might seem unusual, but it always works for us. Here are links to recent […]

Shake! ’13 @SLCT, The Low down…

Having completed our first Shake! intensive for 2013 we are bursting with ideas, continuity projects and creative ways to use our voices to shake things up. The week at the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust was truly inspiring, uplifting and emotional. Through invigorating and eye-opening discussions, skill-shares, workshops and via the mediums of spoken word poetry, […]

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, […]

The Bus is launched in Tottenham!

On Tottenham Civic Day, 25th June, the day dawned damp. But we needn’t have worried. The weather held and a good crowd enjoyed the full programme of outdoor performances, creative artists’ stalls, and delicious barbecue that was laid on by the great staff at Bernie Grant Arts Centre The Centre is the new home for PLATFORM’s […]

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