Wednesday, 30 July 2014

What Shakers are up to: Shell's "Sprout-out" project

Today Shell sent us a message to update us on the amazing work she has been doing after taking part in last February's edition of Shake!. We are excited to hear she's applying the skills she learnt at her workspace, and look forward to hearing more about her inspiring projects!

"Just wanted to say a massive thank you. Yesterday I ran part 1 of Sprout out- a bushcraft and media skills session at my work, working with families with additional needs. We built dens, made fire and cooked on the fire, whittled sticks, walked up the stream and explored with film and photography. Couldn't have done the film side without everything i learnt and all the inspiration from everyone at Shake. We are going to make a short film about young people's emotional health and well being and the outdoors.. and we will exhibit their photography in the woods with frames made from sticks. Don't know what else to say but thanks a billion." -   Shell

Monday, 21 July 2014

Sai on Resonance FM speaking on art, climate justice and oil sponsorship

Catch our very own Sai Murray speaking on art, climate justice and oil sponsorship!
Last week Resonance FM had a four hour special on oil sponsorship of the arts, featuring the Tate a Tate alternative audio tour in its entirety, interviews with Liberate Tate, folks working on the ongoing impacts of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, and a panel discussion in the last half hour featuring Sai and Kevin from Platform - activism, education and the arts

Listen to the show here

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

"REACH" shortlisted for Small Axe Radical Short Film Award

We're very pleased to announce that our #Shake2013 film "Reach" has been shortlisted for the Small Axe Radical Short Film Awards in the Best Activist Film - Factual/Documentary category at this year’s Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival.

The Small Axe Short Film Competition is a brand new initiative for radical filmmakers being launched at the inaugural Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival in July 2014.

Young people, students and activist filmmakers from all over the world were invited to submit short films that are "rebellious, angry, radical, revolutionary, socialist, anarchist, militant, progressive or subversive"!

The Small Axe screening and awards event will take place on the morning of Sunday 20th July in the Vintage Mobile Cinema on the festival site of the Tolpuddle Festival in Tolpuddle, Dorset.

Short-listed films will be screened between 10.00-12.30 with the winners being announced between 12.30 and 13.00.

Congratulations to all our young film-makers: Nathaniel Chapman, Enayet Mannan, Umaru Saidu, Khadiza Shahid, Minhas Wariz! And also to Richard York and Hannan Majid (The Rainbow Collective) and Derek Richards from Hi8us South for their facilitation and support.

You can watch "Reach" and our brand new film "Remember" on our YouTube channel and further videos here.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Applications open for #Shake2014 at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre

Our next shake! up >> 18th-22nd August 2014 << at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre.
Applications now open for our FREE! 5 day course on Art/ Race/ Media/ Power for 16-25's.
See below for more info & how to apply 

Art can be a powerful non-violent force for change.

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.

Over the five days, the course will include:

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


>> JANE TROWELL (Platform & Body Politics)
(+ more to be announced!)

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

>> access to a/v equipment, workshop spaces, rehearsal room, and refreshments at the landmark Stephen Lawrence Centre.

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

>> You don't have to be an activist or artist to apply, just have an interest in social justice or change and creativity.

** LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE (for 16-25 year olds) **
To receive a short application & for more info,  

email: or