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.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

skating and mushy peas

"Like, when I went to school none of my friends skated and all i ever used to talk about was skating and then that got one of my friends into skating and we used to skate together and then just pretty much me being so into skating got, like, my best friends from school, it got them into skating which was the best situation ever" (Max). Collecting more tales of first skate boards and skating in Tyneside in Native today. Bitter cold today, so even Bridges did not sound a good bet. Who needs to skate when you can head to Grainger Market and have chips and mushy peas? Skating is not just about skating.

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