Dad? skate culture exhibition: 3-5 June 2015!

Join the Dad? crew for Dogtown, a weekend of skateboarding culture at Tyneside Cinema pop-up film school from 3-5 June 2016.

Since the beginning of the year, Dad? crew- a bunch of teenage skateboarders from Newcastle- have been working with poet Paul Summers to create an exhibition of skateboarding sonnets, photos of flips and short films that show you places and faces through a skateboarder’s eyes. It’s a chance to see the tagging, tricks and injuries, and to see Newcastle in a totally new way.

Alongside the exhibition, there will be bands and music, spoken word, and a screening of seminal skateboarding documentary, Dogtown and Z-Boys, which tells the story of the group of teenage skaters in 1970s California who formed Z-Boys skate crew and went on to change the history of skateboarding.

What's on?

Friday 3 June 2016
6.30-9pm: Opening night, with spoken word, a local band, music and hot dogs. No need to book- just turn up.

Saturday 4 June 2016
11am-5.30pm: Exhibition open- just pop in.
6.30-9pm: Screening of Dogtown and Z-Boys, plus local skate films
Tickets are free and there will be some available on the door, but booking is a good idea:

Sunday 5 June 2016
10am-12 noon: Exhibition open- just pop in.

Where is it?

Tyneside Cinema pop-up film school
41-43 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle upon Tyne

Everything is free to attend. May contain swearing and challenging themes.

Dogtown is presented as part of Young Writers City: For more information, email

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