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Skate Nottingham is dedicated to the development of skateboarding in Nottingham

Skateboarding in the City – Events Programme

With the support of the National Lottery Community Fund, Skate Nottingham will host a nine-day festival of skateboarding and skate culture at multiple venues across Nottingham with the help of loads of amazing people and organisations.  Most of these events are free, unless otherwise stated, and all the events that take place in the daytime (before 18.00hrs) are aimed at all ages, including children and families. 

The programme is:

Friday 26 July 2019

17.00 – 19.00

Nottingham Skate Photography Exhibition, featuring the work of this year’s National Lottery Skate Photography Workshop participants alongside experienced mentors and industry legends.

Venue: The Photo Parlour, Nottingham


Saturday 27 July and Sunday 28 July 2019

13.00 – 18.00 

Nottingham Open Jam and Competition, in association with Forty Two Shop and Girl Skate Gang Notts.  Jam with prizes and fundraising for mental health awareness and support services on Saturday (free entry).  Bowl and street competition on Sunday (£2 registration fee for competitors, free for spectators) with cash prizes, product and giveaways.

Venue: Flo Indoor Skatepark Nottingham


Monday 29 July 2019

Radical Places, a skills and knowledge sharing workshop for skateboard educators, activists, community organisers and researchers. 
Followed by public talks on transforming our cities through skateboarding with Professor Iain Borden (The Bartlett, UCL and author of Skateboarding and the City) and Mikko Kyrönviita (University of Tampere and coordinator of the Dwellers in Agile Cities programme).  Read the full programme here.

Venue 1: 10.30-16.00 – 38 Carrington Street, Nottingham Urban Room (daytime, pre-booking required via Eventbrite)

Venue 2: 17.00-19.00 – Broadway Cinema Mezzanine Bar (early evening, all welcome with no pre-booking)


Tuesday 30 July 2019

19.00 – 23.00

Skateboarding in the City film night, in support of mental health awareness.  Featuring the new Landscape video ‘Seasons’, the award-winning documentary ‘ABKHAZIA’ by Finnish film maker Vantte Lindevall, and finishing the night with the new film from Notts crew Dishonest.

Venue: The Chapel at the Old Angel Microbrewery


Tuesday 30 July to Thursday 1 August 2019

City Circuit skate filming competition – get a crew together of 3-4 skaters (including a filmer) and produce a short video edit, including skating installed obstacles in ‘unloved’ spaces through the city.  There will be several jams with prizes at these spots.  Submit your edit by midnight on Thursday 1st August.


Friday 2 August 2019

From 18.00 – till late

a special screening of Minding the Gap, the Sundance Award-winning and Oscar-nominated documentary by director Bing Liu charting the lives of 3 young skateboarders growing up in Rockford, Illinois. A rich, devastating essay on race, class and manhood in 21st-century America.
Followed by a Q&A Panel chaired by Skate Nottingham, featuring sponsored skaters, academics and front-line workers in domestic violence, education and employment advice services.

Venue: Broadway Cinema.  A number of free tickets will be available


Saturday 3 August 2019

From 14.30

Screening of City Circuit video entries, announcement of winners and prizes.  One team will be funded by Skate Nottingham to take part in Skate Malmö Street 2019 on 14-18 August in Malmö, Southern Sweden.

Venue: Broadway Cinema.  A number of free tickets will be available


There will be a range of social activities, jams and competitions at street spots and skateparks to be announced throughout the week.

Our friends at Forty Two Shop will then be holding their monthly Sunday Circuit jam at Clifton skatepark on Sunday 4 August.


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