FREE! 5 day course on Race/Art/Media/Power at Brady Arts Centre 21-25 August 2017

Angry about the injustice you see around you?

Come shake tings up with performance poets, film-makers, musicians, artists & activists on a free 5 day course to creatively express frustrations & concerns about the world you live in.

Violence is present in all parts of our daily lives from racist policing, islamophobia, knife crime/death, war, terror and “counter-terror” (prevent),  to Brexit to Trump to May, #StatesofViolence will explore:

How can we heal, be safe and support ourselves in these violent times?

How can we break patterns of violence on and within our communities, with the rise of acid attacks, knife related deaths, islamophobic and racist attacks in London?

How do we repair and build resilient families, homes, communities and movements?

How do we use the genius of our ends/communities to resist and reimagine a world for and led by us?


Each day Shake! creative workshops will provide space to imagine what justice looks like, experiment with new ideas, learn new tools and fire up your imagination. The course will include:

>> interactive workshops, stimulating dialogue & skill-shares to creatively campaign for change with practising artists/activists/educators:




>PATRICE ETIENNE (NuWave Pictures)

> OSHANTI (Globe Poets)

> TEMI MWALE (4Front Media)


> SAARA AHMED (Kula Roots)

> LENA MOHAMED ( on islamophobia and Prevent and community welfare)

> AMINA GICHINGA (Take Back the City)

> ZAHRA DELILAH (Our Fathers and Us)

> MIKA MINIO-PALUELLO (Platform London)

> JORGE GOIA (South London Capoeira)


>> practical hands-on techniques in spoken word, online media, film/video, zine-making and music technology to develop your ideas around injustice and power.


>> access to a/v equipment, workshop spaces, rehearsal room, and refreshments at the Brady Arts Centre


>> opportunity to showcase your work and continued involvement in the Shake! Network and family..



** LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE (for 16-25 year olds) **




Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

The venue is wheelchair accessible and lunch is provided. We are committed to meeting access needs so please get in touch with Farzana on an individual discretionary basis.

For more info, email:


Shake! is initiated and coordinated by Platform in association with:

Brady Arts Centre // Liquorice Fish // NuWave Pictures // Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust // Healing Justice London // 4Front Media // Take Back the City // Our Fathers and Us //

Platform is a company limited by guarantee no. 2658515 and a registered charity no 1044485.

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