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mid90s, documentary and live hip hop

SATURDAY MAY 18th 2019, Curzon Cinema and Arts, Clevedon

Clevedon Skate Project are once again collaborating with the Curzon cinema. This time we have the film Mid 90s, which is getting great reviews and is the Directorial Debut from Oscar nominated actor, screenwriter and comedian Jonah Hill. The night will also include a short film from Free Movement Skateboarding, a DJ set and a live hip hop band. What more could you ask for from a night out! Do come along to support the Clevedon Skate Project & the Curzon cinema, but also come along just to have a good Saturday night. Please note the film is a 15 certificate.

You can read more and buy tickets for the event here

MID 90s

Mid90s tells a clear-eyed yet nostalgic coming-of-age tale that might mark the start of an auspicious new career for debuting writer-director Jonah Hill”. It has been awarded one of the 10 Independent Films by the American National Board of Reviews and nominated for various awards. According to EmpireOnline “Jonah Hill’s directorial debut, mid90s, is a beaut” with a “ loosely plotted, character-driven piece that documents the rites of passage and rituals of teenage LA life circa 1995“, reminiscent of early Scorcese with its “lo-fi veracity”. In true retro style the film has been shot entirely on 16mm film.

SOUNDTRACK

The film also has a great soundtrack. The original score has been crafted by
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (who also worked together and won an Oscar for their work on the Social Network). The music evokes the era including 90’s greats like The Pixies, Morrissey, Nirvana as well as many excellent 90s hip hop acts (Wu-Tang Clan, Del the Funky Homosapien, etc).

Below is the official trailer for the film – please note it does contain swearing!

LIVE HIP HOP MUSIC & DJS

To keep in the spirit of the film and its soundtrack, the night will continue after the film in the bar as Bristol’s Golden Lion Hip Hop Jam group lead us into the night. The live Hip Hop will bring a groove heavy band along with some prime cut MCs.

FREE MOVEMENT SKATEBOARDING

Free Movement Skateboarding work in Athens empowering both the local and refugee population through skateboarding. They promote “inclusivity, humanity and friendship on and off the board”. We are really pleased to be able to show their short documentary before mid90s, as well as show some of their lino cut art work in the bar as part of a mini-exhibition.

SUPPORT CLEVEDON SKATE PROJECT & THE CURZON

The Clevedon Skate Project team will be hosting the night with the Curzon. Proceeds from the Ticket Sales will go to the Curzon and there will be opportunities to donate to the Clevedon Skate Project to support the development of our own Skatepark and Pump Track in Clevedon.

Clevedon Skate Project are looking for funding to help develop our own Skate Park and Pump Track as well providing activities aimed at all ages in Clevedon such as skate training. If you would like to support us please get in touch (email paul@clevedonskateproject.com) or complete the contact form.

You can read more and buy tickets for the event here

Open Meeting 11 Feb

This is just a quick update to let you know about our upcoming OPEN MEETING on Monday 11th February, 8pm at the Clevedon Town Council Offices:

44 Old Street
Clevedon
North Somerset                                   
BS21 6BU

Please come along and find out more about our plans, have your say, stay in touch and even get involved.

Subjects to be discussed will include:

  • Skatepark and Pump Track plans
  • Community engagement and partnerships
  • Fundraising and events

A collaboration between Clevedon Skate Project and the Curzon

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). 

Skate Kitchen

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.

Skate Kitchen Poster

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.

Skate Kitchen – on at the Curzon 17th January 2019
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).

Concrete Girls by Charlotte Thomas
Exhibition & Board Art

Clevedon Skate Project will be hosting an exhibition of Charlotte Thomas and Ash Baigent‘s work at the Curzon, with added atmosphere provided by Outbreak Collective DJs.

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

About

We are a charity raising money to redevelop Clevedon’s skatepark, build a new pump track and support events and activities that promote outdoor activities such as skateboarding, cycling and scooting in Clevedon. We raise awareness regarding the benefits that an improved skatepark and new pump track can bring to Clevedon and the surrounding communities.

​We need your help. Please check out our projects, support us, or get involved

Projects

Our primary aim is to build a new skatepark and pumptrack, which we feel will be a great addition to the town of Clevedon. We also feel that this development will build the confidence of those who use it, and build the community. To reach our aims we have a number of projects. Please look over these as well as get involved in any or all of them,

Building the skatepark

One of our biggest projects is the redevelopment of the existing skate park. Please check out the project here [skate park redevelopment].

Building a pump track

Since we began we have realised that we can not only build a skatepark but there is space and demand for a world class pump track. We feel this would be an amazing addition to the sea front in Clevedon. Check out the pump track project here [pump track project].

Building a community hub

One of the ways in which we aim to build confidence and build the community is to provide an outreach hub for those who use the skatepark and pump track. Please check out our community hub project here [community hub project].

Skateboard training

We feel that skateboarding is a great activity for all people, but particularly for young people. However we also know that sometimes it can be challenging and difficult to feel confident enough to learn and practice. To fulfil our aims we hope to secure funding to run skate training events at the skatepark and beyond. We hope to also train some young skate trainers to help run these sessions. Check out our skate trainer project here [skate trainer project].

Other projects

If there are other projects that you feel we could be involved with which would help support our aims do get in touch. Also if you would like to help us on any of the projects listed do contact us.