Paving Space – London skate/ art event curated by Isle

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A new London event to put in your diary this month is Paving Space, an unconventional encounter between maths, art and skateboarding.

This exhibition presents film, sculpture and photography, documenting a series of performances, at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Institute of Contemporary Art of Singapore and Sainte-Croix Museum in Poitiers.

The project originated with Carhartt WIP approaching Isle Skateboards to work on a collaborative collection. Isle, which started in 2013, has always prided itself on artist-led, conceptually driven ideas.

Carhartt WIP and Isle could think of no one better than artist and fellow skateboarder, Raphaël Zarka.

When they approached Zarka, he had been researching the work of 19th Century mathematician Arthur Moritz Schoenflies. Schoenflies – a master of geometry and crystallography – had developed his own three dimensional models that specifically captivated Zarka’s attention, inspired with their sculptural potential.

The exhibition invites you to view Zarka’s large scale reconstructions of Schoenflies’ models re-appropriated in a way never imagined before.

Date: Thursday, November 17th at 6pm-10pm.
Address: Protein Studios, 31 New Inn Yard, EC2A 3EY London, United Kingdom

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Almost team at BaySixty6 on Friday 25th January

Put the evening of Friday 25th January in your dairy if you are near to London as members of the Almost Skateboards team are scheduled to be making a visit to BaySixty6 Skatepark for a demo as part of their Impact Tour.

Chris Haslam, Willow and Youness Amrani will be in tow for a free entry session from 7pm with special guests for a night time session in the Capital. Share this news today and spread the good word.

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War of the Thistles event info May 2012

The Scottish skate romp that is War of the Thistles returns this year, regardless of the fact that its compatriot event War of the Roses is taking a sabbatical. The Scots will be welcoming skaters across the country on the weekend of 26th-27th of May with Transition Extreme skatepark hosting the Saturday and Transgression Skatepark in Edinburgh taking care of Sunday’s carnage. Share this and start planning your travel and accomodation to save dough in advance. All details can be found at www.skateboardscotland.com

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