The 7th Black & Asian Writers Conference

We will be heading down to this great event, come join us! Networking heaven and a thought-provoking experience for UK Black and Asian writers and budding writers — and those interested in their writing. The 7th Black & Asian Writers Conference & Festival will be the biggest yet. Majorwriters including Continue Reading

Sai Murai – Book Launch at Numbi, Sept 10th

September the 10th marks a very special day for our very own super shake!r and awesome facilitator Sai.   The official London launch of Numbi resident poet Sai Murray’s debut poetry collection: “Ad-liberation”  Delighting in cut-n-paste wordplay and following in the committed political footsteps of Gil-Scott-Heron and Linton Kwesi-Johnson, Sai’s Continue Reading

A Messy Picture – By Nathaniel Chapman

Sometimes life is just raw. There are not pretty edges. There are no get out clauses. This poem speaks directly  to an experience that many young people feel today. It rolls with clarity, “no frills” but hard hitting and heartfelt. It asks for someone to take notice that young minds Continue Reading

Blown away by visit to Shake!

It’s Friday 22nd of February and I walk up to Stephen Lawrence Centre wondering what the showcase for Shake! will be like. I worked on the pilot in 2010 so had some idea… I walk into the main workshop space and the vibe is hushed, focused, calm. 6 or 7 Continue Reading

The Story from South to North

South: Is this glitter or is this glass? Is this the shattered hope of a nation now so preoccupied with its economy that we have now been reduced to the burning of public policy? Burn, bright lights, burn. Illuminate the faces of those who are guilty and shed light upon Continue Reading