|THE SHAKE! MASSIVE 2010|
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Shake! 2010 participants:
Shake has been a week of inspiring people, poetry and performances! I feel really privileged to have had the opportunity to come together with talented people and performers and be inspired to write about things that matter. I feel this week has really invigorated my ideas and my desire to create and I hope to take this passion with me for a long time to come. This week has really motivated me and made me think of the future I want to lead and the way I want to live it.
X-perience here at the centre was uplifting and different changing your
view of Africa her culture, I learnt so much about the accomplishments
and struggles of my people. It was also an outlet to let out your
feelings of the way things are but also you find out your not in it
alone and people do share your views and struggle.
Fresh from finishing my architecture degree the SHAKE course was a platform for me to take my enthusiasm and passion for life, people and creating a better quality living environment forwards. The interdisciplinary creative outlet of the project drew me to it and during an inspiring week I've seen how poetry and music were used to explore themes I have developed film-making skills in the course to explore, present and share ideas. Fantastic and inspiring week wish it could be longer and reach as much people as possible. A great outlet for creativity in a positive and productive manner. What came to be clear was we all cared about life and people and wanted to create, share and celebrate a better place for all. Thank you SHAKE and the Stephen Lawrence Centre for making it possible.
I can honestly say that my whole experience with shake has been positive and inspiring, I have laughed, smiled and been moved by the passion creativity and awareness that everyone has shown this week. I have learned new skills, met new people and been introduced to new ideas. I want to collaborate and meet up with everybody on the course, which says a lot about how good shake was, bring on next year.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here at the Stephen-Lawrence Centre taking part in ‘Shake’. It has been a great experience working with poets, and other talented individuals. We’ve done many creative tasks during the week and people have had a chance to express themselves in poetry, music and film.
|Wilhelmina Ogoo aka DJ Big Willie|
Shake is unforgettable. The experience has boosted my confidence and allowed me to meet new people with different views of life. I was able to explore music from different cultures and learn more of the political issues taking place in the African continent and the exploitation of its resources by the west. All of this I found fun and interesting.
Being here at Shake this week has been a experience I will not forget. I have been engaging in activities that I know will benefit me in the future. The injustice and prejudice I have learnt through the stories of Ken Saro-Wiwa and Stephen Lawrence has truly inspired me and helped me get in touch with my creative side. Through these stories I have been inspired to write poetry.
The Shake course has been a great learning experience. The skills learned over this short week are skills I can use again. I came on the Shake course to step out of my box and to try new things (to shake things up). From first day I fell in love with the course - the knowledge given to me has changed by views on things for life.
The last week has been absolutely brilliant! It completely reshaped my faith in humanity... although I still don't have any hope for the politicians!
Shake! has been a week overflowing with knowledge and creativity- a breath of fresh air for me amidst the mundane nature of everyday life. Highlights like hearing very personal poetry from people brave enough to share their art and working with DJ Eric have added to an experience that I will remember for a long time. The course has inspired me to channel my grief and anger about injustice into a force for good and I hope that I can too go on to inspire others in the way that the artists and organisers have done.