Healing The Cuts – Shakaring

  On 01st February 2018, we piloted our new community showcase format - the Shakaring. The space is an interactive, intimate sharing space, where youth artists perform new works developed over two intensive courses #HealingTheCuts and #MovementMedicine. Featuring poetry, film, song &...

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Reading Group – All About Love: New Visions

Welcome to our new community knowledge-building and conversation platform - the Shake Reading Group. The first piece of literature we read and discussed was bell hooks' All About Love: New Visions. In our first cozy Sunday session on 21st January 2018, we discussed our teachings from the book...

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Reading Group – Swing Time

This month we read Swing Time by Zadie Smith. We used the novel and links to our own experiences to explore identity, race, class, culture, friendship, music, dance and representation in the arts.  Want to join us next time?  -Tell us (ziaeirose@gmail.com) so we can confirm your place...

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Who’s Full?

Courtesy of Selina and Sai, tonight we interrogated our complex relationship with food through poetry, science and lived experience.   Acclaimed writer, Spread The Word's former Young Poet Laureate for London and resident Shake!r Selina Nwulu showcased the result of her year-long...

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Reading Group – ASSATA: An Autobiography

'I have seen the kind become the blind and the blind become the bind in one easy lesson. I have walked on cut glass. I have eaten cow and blunder bread and breathed the stench of indifference. I have been locked by the lawless. Handcuffed by the haters. Gagged by the greedy. And, if i know...

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Grenfell Responses

Hi Shake! fam, Here are a couple of things we have seen recently that have pieced together many issues surrounding Grenfell that we thought we would share: Fighting Fire article - http://www.irr.org.uk/news/fighting-fire/ Colin Prescod and Daniel Renwick at the Institute of Race...

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Shake! #StatesOfViolence: Healing the Cuts

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...

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Grenfell Tower – website + further support

Please share far and wide and get the info to the ground: Some residents who have been given temporary accommodation are being told they are going been kicked out/moved out soon.( in days). Please pass on HJA Housing helpline – free housing advice for #GrenfellTowerFire survivors and residents in...

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Skin Deep: POC Resistance – Stories of Climate Justice

#2DEGREESFESTIVAL Toynbee Studios 28 Commercial Street E1 6AB T 020 7650 2350   From India to the US via the UK, Skin Deep will look at how different communities continue to organise for climate justice, and what different methodologies and histories we can draw from in creating a broader...

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