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.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

PlayToon PlayBack

The PlayToon exhibition will be part of an autumn encore at the Holy Biscuit in Shieldfield, Newcastle. PlayToon kicked off four shows, the other three featuring work by local schools. The Holy Biscuit want to bring parts of all four together; all the shows shared a theme of work by people often left out or over looked in the great corporate schemes of things. For PlayToon we will be showing some new photos and videos, including videos of the PlayOut day, and any NE skaters, BMXers, scooter kids and blades are welcome to show work (contact michael.jeffries@northumbria.ac.uk). We reckon over 1000 people came by the see PlayToon. Meantime the city is out there, waiting to be played. PlayToon may be little quite but just out of sight, round the corner listen for the sound of trucks and bikes....

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