UK SKATEBOARD STAR TO REVEAL WINNING CORNISH DESIGN
One of the UK’s top skateboarders will announce the winner of a national competition and reveal brand new Cornish skateboard designs at a unique exhibition opening on 20 October at Heartlands.
Nick Jensen, who skates for Blueprint, will launch Whatever It Takes, an exhibition presenting the results of a competition to design a Cornish skateboard.
To celebrate the opening, the T14-ers will perform and Roots skate shop (Camborne) will be holding workshops. There will be a skate ramp built by local social enterprise Xtravert.
The exhibition will be in the Glass Atrium at Heartlands from 20 October – 22 December 2012 and will be free to enter.
“This is brilliant for Cornwall and the Cornish skating scene,” says Jensen, who has designed a board himself as a point of inspiration. “Whatever It Takes has brought together people interested in skateboarding and people interested in art – and given everyone a fantastic opportunity to have their work on display in a prestigious local venue.”
Winners will receive prizes from S J Skate Store, Truro.
The two-month exhibition is the result of a project run in conjunction with Heartlands by cultural arts agency Bridging Arts with Claire Arymar, Neighbourhood Manager for Pengegon estate and surrounding areas, Heartlands, and Cornwall Community Action Network (CCAN), which runs work placements and apprenticeship schemes.
“This project has united different communities in a very exciting way,” says Arymar. “We are so lucky that Nick Jensen has given his time, enthusiasm and artistic expertise to give the whole thing such a boost. It will mean such a lot to local people – especially those who are never normally asked their opinion or given such a public platform.”
NOTES TO EDITORS
1. The exhibition will be open daily from 12 noon to 4pm (last entry 345pm) from 20 October to 22 December 2012 in the Glass Atrium at Heartlands.
2. For more about Nick Jensen, visit www.nickjensen.co.uk or call Susan Roberts on 0794 12 52 444.
3. S J Skate Store has a long tradition of supporting community-based skateboarding initiatives. S J Skate Store, 1 St Marys Mews, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2BE. Tel: 01872 223533. Visit www.sjskatestore.com or email email@example.com
5. DMT Business Services is an independent Cornish training provider that provides skills training and apprenticeships in a wide range of skills areas, including Construction, Motor Vehicle, ICT, Health & Social Care, Management, Team Leading, Retail, Business Administration and Customer Service for unemployed young people and adults, employees and employers and helps them to access funding and grants for training and apprenticeships (from ESF, Skills Funding Agency, National Apprenticeship Service). Visit www.dmtbs.co.uk or call 0845 680 6868
6. Bridging Arts aims to tackle difficult social issues through art-related projects. For more information, visit www.bridging-arts.com or call Susan Roberts on 0794 12 52 444. The project blog is http://whateverittakescornwall.blogspot.co.uk