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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.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

"So I threw my board into the pond......

...then i threw it in again to see which way the current was flowing". Only one of the brilliant tales of Tyneside skating from Sean, Long Board Man, Bryan and Liam (i hope i got those names right) along with the dangers of sugar, 14 cups of coffee, the nicest security guard you could ever meet, why skating and football mix, what became of Bryan's front teeth (it's okay... they were only first teeth), why skaters and free-runners are good mates and getting your board nicked. A nicer bunch of skaters you'd be hard pressed to find and i'm only sorry my recorder ran out of batteries because we could have gone on for hours. Did I mention the guitar playing scorpion? Or advice on when not to fight a dwarf?


  1. This is hilarious :') But two things. It's spelt Bryan, and he was the one who had his front teeth smashed, not me.

  2. ..names changed Liam; can't fix Bryan's teeth though. mike