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.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Plug and play

Many thanks to everyone who took part in PlayToon and PlayOut. 1000+ came through the show and came away with a very different take on what they had assumed about the streets of Tyneside. The PlayToon book (50 pages, full colour, photography and interviews, £8) is on sale in Native Skates or contact michael.jeffries@northumbria.ac.uk. But it is not over; some of the show features inthe London Festival of Architecture 2102, more details at http://lfa2012.org/events/view/plug-in-play-74. Meanwhile elves and pixies have crept out a started to rebuild a new wasteland in Byker.....

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