Highlights from the 9-day 'Skateboarding in the City' festival hosted in autumn 2021 by Skate Nottingham in partnership with Ignite Futures, Backlit Gallery, Dizzy Ink, Forty Two Shop, the Creative Quarter, Betongpark, Flo Indoor Skatepark, The Media Group, Skateboard GB and Metronome, and kindly funded by grants from The National Lottery Community Fund and UK Research & Innovation/The UK Science Festivals Network. Longer term support provided by Habito Mortgages to enable a new skate-friendly public space to open in Nottingham in summer 2022.
The programme included an outdoor photo exhibition celebrating 10-years of Sneinton Market; the 'City Circuit' skate video filming competition; pop-up street skating jams; t-shirt design and screenprinting with Dizzy Ink; a jam at the new 'legal DIY' in Beeston Fields built with Betongpark; the 'Radical Places' panel discussions at Metronome, following by City Circuit Film screenings; a network-building workshop for non-profit UK skate organisations with Skateboard GB; the 'Nottingham Open' skate comp at Flo Indoor Skatepark with cash prizes for winners; and a skate culture inspired comic book workshop with Ignite Futures.
More than 300 individuals took part in the festival, including representatives of 9 other skate orgs from around the UK, helping to bring people together and put Nottingham on the map as a centre for UK skate culture.
Film editing and production by The Media Group and original music written and performed by Matthew K Grundy.