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 Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman, Malika […]

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 poetry offers personal takes on […]

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 searching for answers. What response […]

more great youth, arts and activism projects this summer

Organised by Apples and Snakes. SHAKE THE DUST – the National Youth Poetry Slam final, (featuring Yorkshire heat-winners coached by Shake’s own poet-mentor extraordinaire Sai Murray), is happening Saturday 7th July, 2 – 5pm, in London’s Southbank Centre, supported by some fantastic events in the run-up. Our Sai is performing on the Friday 6pm, as […]

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