Samia Aziz: Two Pennies on the Veil ‘Debate’

Two pennies on the face veil ‘debate’   There is no doubt that the issue of the  veil, niqaab, worn by some Muslim women is increasingly featuring in Politics and the media. An MP refuses to see members of his constituency if they wear such a garment, a University Student Union calls to ban it, and the Home Minister insists we […]

Videos of Shake! at Rebellious Media Conference

Those good people at RMC have now put up a great compilation of videos from Shake’s session “The Unheard: Youth, ‘the riots’ and the media” at the 2011 conference in London. Watch recordings from the session itself, plus interviews and poetry performed by Rotimi, Samia, Selina and Kadish (Leeds Young Authors).   Also watch interviews with […]

BRITAIN ON TRIAL- The Charge – Young Voices Speak Out!

BRITAIN ON TRIAL- The Charge – Young Voices Speak Out!, a set on Flickr. The first photos are up on flickr featuring snapshots of the first order of the day – THE CHARGE: Welcome by: Esther Stanford-Xosei -co-Vice-Chair of PARCOE (the Pan-Afrikan Reparations Coalition in Europe)Outline of the day by: Jane Trowell– Shake! coordinator/ Platform […]

Our first meeting for the ‘Britain on Trial – Arts and Activism’ event

Jane, Rotimi, Samia and Selina from the SHAKE! collective took a day trip to Leeds yesterday to meet up with Khadijah and Simon, facilitators from Leeds Young Authors and Stuart, a researcher from the University of Leeds MA in Activism & Social Change. The meeting was planned to lay down the groundwork for the “Britain […]

Read Samia’s Letter Post Shake’s Albany Event

Dear Jane, Ben, Ed, Simon, Anna, Eric and Zena, I often think there’s something quite liberating in writing letters. I wonder whether our words lose value when sent electronically. Anyway, that’s just me thinking out loud. I wanted to write to you to properly thank you all for your time and effort in putting together […]

Review of the big Shake! Preview

On the evening of the 26th February, the Albany in Deptford hosted the Shake! preview – an inspirational night of poetry, music and the sharing of experiences of contemporary issues across generations. Hosted by Shake’s very own multi-talented Rotimi Skyers, accompanied by ground-breaking facilitator/poet/performer/all round awesome person, Simon Murray, the night successfully shared the message, […]

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