A brand new skateboard event is set to roll through Sheffield during the August Bank Holiday. Tilt Jam, a FREE 2-day event, will take place across from Site Gallery in Sheffield Centre and will feature skateboard competitions, demonstrations from GB skateboarder Alex Hallford, beginner skateboard lessons and an exhibition exploring skateboarding in under-used areas of the UK.

The event has been formed through a collaboration between City of Ideas / Site Gallery and Skateboard England and The House Skatepark, creating a modern concept, which takes an existing urban space and re-imagines it to use as a skateable area (which was not possible previously because the ground coverage).

Skateboarders see urban space differently and this is an opportunity to engage with the area through a uniquely creative lens, to understand the existing environment and explore the potential uses for different communities, redefining the area as accessible, inclusive and most importantly, for the public.

City of Ideas has been re-imagining this underused area of land through cultural and creative interventions, including performance art, playful events, greening and festival activities.

Sheffield has a strong community of over 400 skateboarders and with only one year to go until skateboarding's debut as an Olympic sport in Tokyo, it is the perfect moment to have a meaningful conversation about its positive role in place-making, culture, urban travel and public space, while encouraging new-comers to the sport.

Saturday 24th August & Sunday 25th August
Times: 11:00am until 4:00pm both days
Free skateboard lessons take place 11:00am to 1:00pm
The Square (opposite Site Gallery), Brown Street, Sheffield, S1 2BS

For more information, please visit www.skateboard-england.org/events/2019/8/24/tilt-jam-sheffield

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