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.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Skatopolis. Put your self in the picture

PlayToon opening event will be 19th May, Holy Biscuit Gallery, Shieldfield, (Newcastle), with follow up exhibition throughout the week after. Opening event will feature half pipe and parkour frame from Urban Games team, plus DJs, along with videos, photography, zines, atlases, cartoons, animations.

At the heart of this is representing your worlds to the city. Many street sports folk are already expert photographers, film-makers and cartoonists. We would like to include work from as many as possible In particular a shout out to those of you just starting out. You may think your photos are not as good as the best. So what, it is your world not theirs. Maybe you'd like to just send in a photo of yourself or your mates for a massive gallery of Tyneside's skaters, BMXers and free runners. That is just as welcome. So, we will use this blog to tell you what is going on, how to get in touch and get involved. There is also a Facebook group (search for PlayToon2012) and soon a Flickr group for more images. Mike

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