Skate Nottingham

Skateboarding in the City is back!

Our multi-venue skate festival is returning to Nottingham for the first time since 2019. Over a week of street jams, exhibitions, workshops, film screenings & panel discussions, all ending with the Nottingham Open skate comp at Flo Skatepark Nottingham on Saturday 2nd October.

The fun begins with the City Circuit skate video competition on Friday 24th September!

Key dates:
City Circuit skate video competition
Friday 24th September 6.00pm to Sunday 26th September 12.00am Midnight
Groups of up to 5 skaters create and edit skate videos of up to 3-mins long. Follow and DM @city_circuit on Instagram to enter. Prizes from Forty Two shop to be awarded for the best edits, skaters, tricks, slams and hijinks after the screening on Friday 1st of October

Sneinton Market 10 year exhibition
From Monday 27th September
Outdoor temporary photography exhibition celebrating 10 years’ skate and graffiti culture brought to you by Skate Nottingham and Montana UK at Sneinton Market

Dizzy Ink screen-printing workshops
Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th September, 4.00pm-7.00pm both days.
Free T-shirt design and screen-printing workshops with Dizzy Ink at the Carousel, Sneinton. Ages 12+. Limited places – book here.

Beeston Fields DIY Jam
Wednesday 29th September, 2.00pm-7.00pm
Skateboarding jam, free for all-ages and abilities at Skate Nottingham’s Beeston Fields ‘legal DIY’ skatespot with additional movable obstacles plus prizes and giveaways. Celebrating our recent project to transform a dead space with Betongpark and Beeston Civic Society. Google pin for the location here

Radical Places Panel Discussions
Thursday 30th September, 4.00pm-8.00pm
Public talks and Q&A with skaters, writers, makers, community organisers and experts on spaces, sustainability, design and inclusivity at Metronome. Speakers include local and international academics and students. Panel members and discussion themes to be announced soon. Entry is free but you will need to book a ticket to gain entry. Book a ticket here

City Circuit Film Screenings
Friday 1st October, 6.00pm-8.00pm
Screening of the City Circuit film entries at Metronome and prizes from Forty Two skateshop. Entry is free but you will need to book a ticket to gain entry. Book a ticket here

Nottingham Open Skate Competition
Saturday 2nd October, all day
Skateboarding competition at Flo Indoor Skatepark. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in street and park, plus fun challenges for small cash prizes and giveaways, supported by Skateboard GB

Workshop to create your own comic book inspired by skateboarding
Sunday 3rd October, 10.00am-12.00pm midday
Workshop at Backlit Gallery with Dr Matt Green (University of Nottingham) and graphic novelist Dr Nicola Streeten. Entry is free but you will need to book a ticket to gain entry. Book a ticket here

Further events and activities to be added. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for updates.

All funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, Habito & UK Science Festivals Network. Poster designed by Tom Quigley with illustrations by Matt Vardy.

Volunteer at Skateboarding in the City

Would you like to gain experience helping to make a large scale skateboarding event happen across multiple venues and activities? We’re looking for applications for volunteers from anyone aged 16+ to help us deliver:

  • An outdoor exhibition at Sneinton Market, all day Monday 27th September with some setup Sunday 26th.
  • A panel discussion from experts in skateboarding, 3:00 – 8:30pm Thurs 30th September
  • A skate video screening, 5:00 – 8:30pm Fri 1st October
  • Our Nottingham Open competition at Flo Skatepark, all day Saturday 2nd October

Please email by midday Monday 20th September, with your full name, age, days that you would be available, and up to 200 words on your interests & experience in skateboarding. You may be helping set up an exhibition, registering people for tickets, helping manage audiences or stewarding the skate competition. Please put ‘Volunteer application’ as your email subject.

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