Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Shake!r's recommendation: Nathaniel's Top 5 Spoken Word Poems

Here are Nathaniel's top 5 spoken word poems. Check them out and let us know what you think? 

5. YOLO - George The Poet
This Made Me Think Once Again People Just Fall Into Place And Are Made To Believe They 
Have No Real Value.

4. Spoken Word - Dirty God
This Poem Made Me Think That People Just Fall Into Church And Religion With Out Believing 
Or Having A Reason To Be There. 

3. Rap 101 - Doc Brown
It's Funny But The Message Is To Show The Difference Between Lower Class And Middle 

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Coming to a #Shake2013 Showcase Near You Soon!

Coming soon...!

Here's the atmospheric trailer for the forthcoming new short created by participants on the summer #Shake2013 one-week intensive course:

The theme for our summer Shake! was #PowerPropagandaPerceptions and this teaser gives a flavour of what to expect from the final film - you'll have to wait our showcase for that so stay tuned for the date of that exclusive release.

The Summer Shake2013 filmmakers are: Nathaniel, Khadiza, Umaru, Enayet and Minhaz who worked to cut this trailer in the last 2 hours of the workshops with Hi8us facilitators Hanan Majid & Richard York aka The Rainbow Collective.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Annie and Onysha performing for fundraiser 17th of Aug.

Here's event details of the Poetry Night featuring Shakers Annie Rockson & Onysha - Aug 17th Fundraiser for students in Kenya, Rwanda & Dominica.  Attend and show them some support :)

Monday, 12 August 2013

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 and on but I'm supposed to be speechless the resonance of the participants voices run so deep there are no adequate words (don't really cut it.)

Thanks to Farzana Khan, Edward Lewis, Sai Murray, Derek Richards, Marcina Arnold and Hannan and Richard from the for making it soooo easy to bring this dream project to fruition and to aaaaall the young people who invested so much of themselves to produced some incredibly powerful poetry and film. Am feeling blessed and honoured. I know I keep saying it but I must again - "I love my job!"
Big Love and Thanks to all.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

#Shake2013 at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre - photos

Whooo! There are never enough words or emotions to express what the Shake! intensive does to us. Minds officially blown! Thank you to all our wonderful facilitators and participants.

And in lieu of words - here's a first look at some of the photos from our summer Shake! up.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Idle No More by Umaru

Umaru Saidu  deliberated hard over this poem during the Shake course in Feb. A passionate reading at the Shake Voice, Verse, Power Showcase at the AlbanY, 23rd June 2013.