Report: Urban Culture Jam Festival 2011

HIGH FIVE Wesley Fox, 19, from Haslingden

HIGH FIVE Wesley Fox, 19, from Haslingden

First published in Days out reviews

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.

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