Urban Expression is an exciting new event aimed at celebrating different forms of streetbased arts, activity and creativity in locations around Chatham. A variety of activities will be happening in different locations around Chatham High Street, including: MC’ing, busking, parkour, dance, spoken word, street-art, eco-crafts, skateboarding and skating on the 27th and 28th August from 1-5pm.
Activities are aimed at young people aged 12 years plus – but are not exclusive to young people.
- Skateboarding with Team Extreme
- Streetdance & Breakin with Cat Salter and James Walsh
- Freestyle soccer with Billy Fincham
- Eco crafts with Nucleus Arts and Creatabot
- Lit Hop Poetry with Deke Dobson
- Parkour dance performance STEAM with the Urban Playground Group
- MC’ing/music tech, busking and semi acoustic workshops and performances withHarry Shotta, Vic de Mizer and Luke Crook amongst others
- Live Graffiti Art demonstration with Gregg Stobbs of Squirl Arts
In preparation we will be running workshops over the next few weeks, keep an eye on our Facebook Page for more information.
Like and share the Facebook page to get updates on workshops and activities on the lead up to the event: https://www.facebook.com/urbanexressionsmedway
As part of Urban Expressions, The Urban Playground Team are bringing their parkour / dance performance STEAM: bOing! to Sun Pier, Chatham on the 27thand 28th August from 1-5pm.
As part of Urban Expressions, bOing! comes to Medway on Thu 27 & Fri 28 August this year, when the brilliant Urban Playground Team bring their energetic Performance-Parkour to Sun Pier, Chatham.
The Urban Playground Team will also be performing at bOing! (University of Kent) as part of the bOINg! weekend on 29 & 30 August.
The Urban Playground Team are the original Performance-Parkour (2PK) company and are coming to Medway with an energetic dance-theatre piece unlike anything you’ve seen before.
In STEAM, The Urban Playground Team reimagine the life of a steam locomotive through scenes inspired by the silent movies of Buster Keaton, the gun fights of the old West and the rooftop stunts of James Bond.
Combining contemporary & urban dance with Parkour and physical theatre STEAM is brought to Medway by Gulbenkian as part of the bOing!2015 International Family Festival, Canterbury (29&30 Aug) and forms part of Urban Expressions in Chatham.
Performances will be at:
Thu 27 Aug – 1pm
Thu 27 Aug – 3.45pm Fri 28 Aug – 1pm Fri 28 Aug – 3.45pm
Recommended for all ages. Performance run-time: 20 mins.
Workshops and freeplay will take place between performances.
STEAM is presented in partnership with Medway Council.