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…. Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading