Vans® presents ‘SKATE THE STRAND’
As part of Westminster City Council’s Inside Out Festival, which is bringing Art, Entertainment and Culture to the streets of Westminster this summer, and in association with Somerset House’s ‘No Comply: Skate Culture and Community’ exhibition, Vans®, the original action sports brand, will be hosting two weeks of free skate programming at a purpose built pop up skatepark placed on the Strand Aldwych, just outside the entrance to Somerset House.
Working with industry leading skatepark designers and builders Betongpark, a temporary, street-inspired skate friendly setup has been created that can be enjoyed by skaters of any level. The creative vision for these obstacles is to promote how skate-able architectural forms like these can be integrated into public space as visual engagement and enrichment for all, acting as landmarks for skate culture and showcasing the positive impact skateboarding can have on local communities, mental health / well-being, and enrichment of youth culture.
Two weeks of exciting programming, including Free Skate Lessons, Pro Demos and Open Public Skate Sessions, will run from 8th- 24th September, with a celebration event to mark the end of Somerset House’s ‘No Comply’ taking place on the exhibition’s penultimate day, Saturday 18th September. Find out more and keep up to date on how you can get involved through the Westminster Reveals website.
For more information please visit: www.westminster.gov.uk/westminster-reveals
To book tickets please visit: www.somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/skate-strand
Westminster City Council & Somerset House to bring two weeks of Free Skateboarding Events and Activity to London Communities to a newly pedestrianised public space between Temple and Charing Cross in the heart of London. WC2N 5RJ
Thu 9 Sep 2021 to Fri 24 Sep 2021