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Skateboarding in Kabul

Posted in ideas by aldorf on September 15, 2009

Watch Skateistan Trailer here.

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  1. StreetFest said, on September 15, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    StreetFest is back with its second instalment of 2009, bringing a new breed of festival that merges creative talents.

    StreetFest takes it back to the ‘old skool’, by blending the spirit and soul of those nostalgic rocking block parties, with creative flair and modern trends.

    The latest StreetFest will be held in the urban surroundings of Hearn Street Car Park, 7-11 Hearn St, off Curtain Rd, London, EC2A 3LS. Starting at 2pm through to 1am, this event gives the streetfest family eleven hours of innovative showcases. We will be featuring some of the UK’s top collectives including; music, live art, films, hair and fashion shows plus, in-line skate and skateboard demonstrations. As always this is not an event to be missed.

    Key participants in StreetFest include Lovenskate (www.lovenskate.com) spreading the word of skateboard culture and Kingdom (www.kingdom-mag.co.uk) offering a British perspective on rollerblading eccentricity. These collectives will be running demonstrations on a 32ft half-pipe throughout the day.

    The art focus comes from a Monorex collective (www.secretwars.co.uk) delivering timed live art battles, the innovative VST Crew and a collection of some 30 illustrators, architects, fine and street artists painting live throughout the day.

    Holic and RHIL are the powerhouse promoters behind the music programming during the day with live acts stirring up the crowds.

    This event sees the emerging fashion house of Second Son (www.second-son.com) present their latest range in a rather unorthodox manner.

    Film content comes in the form of three innovative collectives – SeeNoEvil (www.seenoevil.tv), Stomper (www.stomper.org.uk) and new to Streetfest is; Voodlenation (www.voodlenation.com) who are showcasing a collection of themed footage uniquely shot using any medium available. Additional skate and biking films will also be shown on the day. Stalls promoting international food, emerging clothing brands, books, prints, art toys and collectables will also be participating on the day.

    The location will remain secret until the two days before the event. Keep posted through our website and mailing list.

    If you like the sound of StreetFest come along or go to http://www.streetfest.net, facebook search ‘streetfest’ or email us on info@streetfest.net for more information. Tickets are available from Juno Bar (www.junoshoreditch.co.uk), Lati Ri Cafe (www.latiri.co.uk) in Shoreditch, London, E1 and Ticketweb.com.

  2. www.godwentsurfing.com « frank's blog said, on January 5, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    […] documentary film about surfers in Israel and Gaza. Reminded me of the skatepark project in Kabul. Tagged with: documentary, film, Gaza, God Went Surfing With the Devil, Israel, Middle East, […]


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