Shake! is a project that brings together young people, artists & campaigners to develop creative responses to social injustice.

  • is the realisation of Art as a tool for change and a celebration of youth voices
  • defines, manifests and proves Art as creative soul expression, using images, language, texture and sounds 
  • unites the energy of artistic generations to creatively campaign on issues of race, power, environment and injustice 
  •  produces high quality artwork on urgent & global issues using the immediacy of music, poetry, visuals and film

Inspired by the memories of Nigerian Writer and Activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa, and in celebration of the life of Stephen Lawrence Shake! 2010 participants engaged in dynamic workshops (Poetry writing & performance, Film Making, DJ artwork) & follow-up mentoring to pursue creative campaigning & events production.

The trailer above was made in one day of intensive training when the Shake! young film makers came together to recap on their skills after some reflection time.

Watch the full "VOICES THAT SHAKE!" video, 
made by the participants on the course in August 2010.
Facilitated and produced by Ana Tovey of Chocolate Films.

SHAKE! was initiated by PLATFORM in 2010. It is a collaboration between Conversations: Verse in Dialog, Liquorice Fish, Demand the Impossible!, Hi8us Films, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, African Writers Abroad, Afrogroov, Chocolate Films,
Funded to date by Arts Council England, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Big Lottery Fund, European Union and London Development Agency.