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.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

"We'll just find somewhere else..."

"skateboarders reject the idea that the city is only a grand project of planners and magnificant Utopias.... instead that is is also about local micro-spaces and actions of actual city residents" (Ian Borden). Plenty of new spots out there to be discovered and re-arranged. Meantime a little momento of the Wasteland's sunny days.

Many thanks for the photos, videos and other ideas for PlayToon exhibition that are coming in. Keep them coming. Check out February 23rd blog entry for how to get in touch/ send in material. Mike

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