Xplore playToon

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.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

North East Parkour on board

"Z-boys did the unprecdented by sparking skaters' interest in their own history". Stacey Peralta.

Met up with Craig and the North East Parkour team at the Sage yesterday. Craig and co very happy to get involved with PlayToon too. Sounds like they have an inner and outer city orbit with spots like the Discovery Museum and new City Library. Curious too see if PK and skaters ever get to use same spots. Maybe trucks and feet need different surfaces. Brilliant horde of glittering microscooters sweeping past Grainger Town Market on Sunday. Back at the Wasteland in Shieldfield good to see some wheel tracks in the frost. The Wasteland is not unloved or abandoned quite yet.

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