Pushing Boarders: Talking. Skateboarding.

Art Skate/BMX Street Culture

House Of Vans

Sun 3rd Jun

We’re super stoked to be partnering with Pushing Boarders  for a day championing skateboarding in all its forms with a unique line-up of pro-skaters, community groups, NGOs, policy-makers and academics presenting a series of talks and Q&As exploring the social impact of skateboarding worldwide 

Here’s what you can expect on the day:

Tunnel 2 | Cinema Space

Kick back in our Cinema and hear from the Skateboarding insiders:

14:00 - 15:30

Q&A: Globally Stoked: The Skate Charity Movement

From Peru to Palestine, Afghanistan to Athens, skate charities are harnessing the power of skateboarding to empower marginalised communities in new and innovative ways. Ten years ago, the concept of a ‘skate charity’ didn’t even exist. Today, this skater-led movement is thriving, but what’s next?

Panel: Oliver Percovich [Skateistan], Tobias Egelkamp [Skate Aid], Arne Hilerns [Make Life Skate Life], Charlie Davis [SkatePal] 

Chair: Will Ascott & Ruby Mateja [Free Movement Skateboarding]

16:00 - 17:30

Q&A: Skateboarding is Not a Crime: How to Build a Skate Friendly City

Skaters and the city have historically been at loggerheads over the defensive architecture and restrictions placed on public spaces, but things are changing. Skateboarders worldwide are beginning to win hard fought battles to protect iconic spots and construct the inclusive cities they desire. The question is: what do skaters want and need from the built environment

Panel: Gustav Svanborg-Eden [Skate Malmo], Chris Lawton [Skate Nottingham], Benny Fairfax [Pro Skater], Daphne Greca [Brixton's Baddest Skateshop] 

Chair: Ocean Howell & Paul Richards [LLSB]

 Tunnel 3

Roam through our underground community market with stalls from Lovenskate, Re-Verb, LLSB, SkatePal, Brixtons Baddest, Girls Skate UK, No Comply Network, Doyenne, Skateism, Blast Skates, Jon Horner and Eloise Dörr. 

Or, jump into our creative workshops running between 13:00 and 18:00:

Screen printing with Lovenskate 

Zine making with Brash Skate & Create 

Tunnel 4 & 5

Open skate all day from 14:00. Drop In! 

PUSHING BOARDERS: TALKING. SKATEBOARDING. 

Doors: 12:00 – 18:00 | Station Approach Road Entrance

Free | Booking Required

Walk In tickets available on the day

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