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, 9 May 2012

Pilgrim street sign , 2011

This sign appeared on the Bank of England down Pilgrim street sometime in 2011. The "Leap of Faith" finding its rightful place in Newcastle's architectural heritage. The Bank of England is now under attack. Check out most skate, BMX and free running videos from the Tyneside scenes; all the important places are despised plazas, hated concrete ledges or outlands that are nowhere between zombie malls and rotting car parks. Skaters, BMXers and free runners are great explorers and recognise a fine bit of nowhere when they see it.

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