Thursday January 17th 2019, Curzon Cinema and Arts, Clevedon
A Clevedon Skate Project collaboration with the Curzon cinema and arts to present the new film Skate Kitchen and an exhibition followed by a Q & A with Charlotte Thomas (Concrete Girls) and Ash Baigent (Ash Skates).
While you may think the “coming-of-age” story has been told, Skate Kitchen provides a fresh take: with it’s quasi-documentary style giving an intimate portrayal on the importance of finding your tribe.
The fictional narrative follows a real-life, all-girl skate crew, mesmerisingly rolling and kick-flipping their way through New York. Literally and metaphorically hitting the curb and learning to get back up again; developing bonds and finding freedom through skate boarding.
Its timely release comes as a shift is taking place within skateboarding; a re-drawing of the male/female boundaries that have so far been seen as its natural domain. The film beautifully documents a subculture bursting out of a subculture.
Q & A with Charlotte Thomas and Ash Baigent
Questions raised by the film, and surrounding conversation, will be explored after the showing during a Q&A with Charlotte Thomas (skate boarder and documentary photographer). Charlotte has produced the book ‘Concrete Girls’ which documents the female skate scene in the UK and has just launched the Concrete Girls clothing label), Ash Baigent (‘Ash Skates’ and one half of ‘Board of This’). Ash is a skate board designer and illustrator who has run a series of board illustration workshops; initially aimed at women, to inspire more female-centric graphics). The Q&A will be hosted by Clevedon Skate Project Trustee Dr Paul Redford (Psychology Associate Professor at UWE).
Exhibition & Board Art
Skate shop discount
Ticket holders will receive a discount at Sk8orDie (Portishead’s new skate shop) when they show their Curzon SkateKitchen ticket.
You can buy tickets for the event here