Your invite to Xerox and Destroy – March 14th

On Thursday March 14th The Photocopy Club and Marc Vallée will host an exhibition of skateboard photography on the walls of the Doomed Gallery found at 65-67 Ridley Road, E8 2NP Hackney. The night, in association with Atticus Beer and Crossfire will showcase hundreds of photocopied skateboard photos from various skate photographers and YOU.

How do you get involved?

You have one week from today to organise your photos and photocopy them ready to stick up on the walls on the night. The shots will all be available to purchase for £2-£5 and upwards to cover the costs of the night plus a zine will be made on for you to take home featuring The Photocopy Club’s favourite entries.

Get involved in this by dropping off your photocopied skate pics to BaySixty6 Skatepark or bring them to the exhibition before 6pm on the night.

Entry on the night is totally free, but you will need to RSVP get yourself on the guest list by visiting xeroxanddestroy.eventbrite.co.uk We will see you there from 6pm.

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Cradle skatepark to open in Victoria Park, Hackney

East London skaters are being spoiled right now with the addition of parks at Mile End, Clissold and now the arrival of this beast in Victoria Park, Hackney this summer. Wheelscape have released these images of the build that is already underway. The park is scheduled to be open in July/August this year and will be the 2nd UK skatepark to have a full cradle, Hastings being the first- also built by Wheelscape.

Check out these pics and start tweeting.

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Clissold Park bowl opens Easter Weekend

London’s bowl skaters will be stoked to know that the new Freestyle built bowl in Clissold Park in Hackney will be officially open to the public and ready to skate from this Thursday 21st April 2011. The bowl has been sessioned by friends of ours who say that the hips naturally line up in front of you and generally feels great. Other additional goodness includes decent seating and mounded hills that are perfect for lazing about in and watching sessions.

The Freestyle team have grafted hard to have this one up and running for you for Easter Weekend so get down there this week and have a ride on what looks likely to be a popular choice for many this summer. Big shouts to John Flood, Steve Crawford and the lads there for all their hard work on this one.

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New bowl in Clissold Park, Hackney for February

clissold park skatepark hackneyThe locals of Hackney and surrounding areas of London will will have a brand new skatepark on their doorsteps very soon. The park designed and built by Freestyle Skateparks is scheduled to be opened in Clissold Park, Hackney in February 2011 and looks like it’s going to be something quite special.

John Flood from Freestyle sent us these photos of the ongoing build this morning and said…”When you’re standing in the bowl it looks great. We used a different transition which, after looking at the first pour of concrete looks perfect! This bowl has big cupping transition for the hips, but tightening up at the top, the lines will work perfectly once it’s all completed.”

The park apparently be fitted with a table tennis table next to it – start dreaming of dry, warm weather and get hyped on London receiving another bowl finally.