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Brighton’s New Level Skatepark Faces Growing Opposition

Brighton's New Level Skatepark Faces Growing Opposition
One of the biggest ironies of life in Brighton is that despite the fact that the city defines itself as being a place for young people with a vibrant and progressive edge, free public facilities that keep pace with youth culture are actually woefully lacking. Brighton is a great place to be young if you have loads of money, but on the whole, that’s not the situation of most teens and young adults... 

Extreme Pogo in Brighton – Photos.

Extreme Pogo in Brighton - Photos.
What do you get if you cross BMX with trampolining? Answer – The Pogo Dudes! The City of Brighton and Hove welcomed America’s latest extreme sports phenomenon to its famous Fringe Festival this weekend and by all accounts the talented troupe did not disappoint. Performing to a packed-out, city centre crowd, the Californian athletes stunned local audiences with gravity defying displays... 

Introducing Swag – the U.K.’s Newest Freerun Team

Introducing Swag - the U.K.'s Newest Freerun Team
Parkour and freerunning have been sweeping the nation in recent months. More and more clubs and societies are springing up across the country and the sport has been featuring increasingly in mainstream news and television. Despite the recent surge in interest, the U.K. is still sadly lacking the requisite infrastructure to ensure the demand is met. Stories of “anti-social” traceurs being... 

Brighton’s Skatepark To Be Renovated.

Brighton's Skatepark To Be Renovated.
Very welcome news was announced today in Brighton that will warm the heart of any local skater. The City Council has managed to secure a National Lottery grant that will be used to renovate the Level, a park area to the north of Brighton’s St Peter’s Church. A favourite haunt of heroine addicts and street drinkers, the Level has been in need of some serious TLC for many years now. Particularly... 

Parkour and Free Running – Where to Train in Sussex!

Parkour and Free Running - Where to Train in Sussex!
For anyone who is serious about Parkour, the choice of where to train is as crucial as the training itself. The right combination of open space, challenging obstacles and graded structure is essential. Seeking out the best spots can be difficult, especially as most town’s like to keep them on the down low, to avoid an influx of freerunning youth. Within the community, parts of Sussex are already... 

Will Brighton Bid for the World Air Games 2013?

The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) has  announced the start of the bidding process for the privilege of hosting the World Air Games 2013. FAI Members, cities, regions, event organisers or commercial bodies from all over the world have been invited to participate and submit bids for consideration. Expressions of interest must be received by the FAI by no later than 30 November 2010.... 
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