Zena’s Thoughts on the Three R’s- Remembering, Re-imagining, Reparations

This will be my fourth time as a Shake! facilitator and the third time as  core team intensive 5-day course deviser. Shake! 1: The pilot “Arts Race and Power” course honoured the lives of aspiring architect and London youth Stephen Lawrence, and the eco-activist and Nigerian Ogoni Tribesman writer Ken Saro-Wiwa and used their stories […]

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 […]

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, […]

Zena and Sai’s Tributes to Jayne Cortez

Shake!’s poetry facilitators for our upcoming August course pay tribute to Jayne Cortez. We’ve previously posted about John La Rose being an inspiration for Shake! together with New Beacon Books and the George Padmore Institiute – tonight these organisations are putting on an event paying tribute to the influential poet and activist Jayne Cortez with […]

Guest Blog by Saara: Review of Riots Reframed

–> Hello! My name is Saara and I’m going to be helping with the continuity workshops at Shake! Particularly with the monthly film screenings. I am really excited to get involved and learn from everybody!  I recently graduated from Leeds Uni in International Development and Spanish and am now a freelance journalist and learning to […]

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, […]

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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