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Report: Urban Culture Jam Festival 2011
10:36am Tuesday 30th August 2011 in Reviews and reports
THE Urban Culture Jam Festival returned for a second year at Accrington Skate Park yesterday.
The youth art, music, fashion and sport event was entirely organised by youngsters from Clayton-le-Moors Youth Club.
This year, an extended programme saw them work with international artists, DJs, MCs and beat boxers.
Dutch street artist Zedz created a large-scale purpose-built installation used for ‘free running’— a form of urban acrobatics.
French graffiti artist Eric Hoang also created a project on the day, alongside teens producing their own artwork with the help of volunteers.
Attractions included live music from the boombike band – a collection of musicians playing instruments on modified bicycles.
And BMX, skateboard and scooter enthusiasts took part in contests judged by their peers.
The event was part of Blaze, a youth-led culture and sport programme delivered with Lancashire County Council.