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Tyneside is one big playground and PlayToon 2012 is out to represent skaters, BMXers and free-runners over the weekend of 18th-19th May 2012.
Urban Games, Digital Deekies, 4-Sight, Northumbria Uni and Streetphire have hooked up with the Holy Biscuit Gallery in Shieldfield to organise the venue, exhibtion and action. We will be showing photography, video, cartoons and maps from local street sports scenes with ramps and space for live action. Maybe you are only starting out or have a stash of photos from back in the day: PlayToon is there to show off your world, roots and culture.
This blog will keep you posted on what we are up to, how to get involved and explore the place of street sports in the city.

Monday, 30 January 2012

Grade II listed climbing frame

Newcastle city centre is in the UK top 3 for listed buildings, especially concentrated in Grainger Town. Exquisite and magnificent but not much good for skating or BMX. A sort of beautiful deadzone compared to the unloved modern plazas, car parks and walkways. But for parkour it turns out the older Toon is ideal, festooned with hand holds, climbing faces, ledges and walls. Here are North East parkour turning the Old law Courts (1864-65) into a climbing wall (2011-2012).

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