7th Skateboard Festival on May, 3rd and 4th in Ruse

+++ Screening of This ain’t California on May, 3rd from 7.30 p.m. in Canetti House
+++ Competition on May, 4th from 12.00 p.m. in Skateboard park Ruse with special guests from Mob-Skateboards Team

The event of the year for all skateboard fans from the region: the Skateboard Festival Collision Course will take place in Saturday, May, 4th 2013 in Ruse for the 7th time. The place of the event will be again the Skateboard park behind the City Philharmony (Dom na kulturata). From 10.00 a.m. all willing to participate may sign in for the competition. We expect numerous participants from the region and the country to face each other in the Parkour and Best Trick competitions. Our special guests will be Alex Denkiewicz and Johannes Schön from the Mob-Skateboards Team who will arrive in our town for especially for the great event.

As part of the festival program, one day before the official start, on May, 3rd in Canetti House we’ll show the film This Ain’t California. Marten Persiel’s documentary, which received numerous international awards, casts light on the Skater community in the former GDR in the 1980s. Based on archive materials also from his private collection, it portrays a part of the anarchical subculture during Socialism. Everyone is welcome! There you may also try the newly-opened Canetti Mini Ramp.

The festival program on May, 4th includes also games for small children (4 years +) in the Skateboard park, where children will have the opportunity to test their skills on an obstacle course. And also in cooperation with Baba Tonka High School the urban art project Reclaim the Subway will be realized, through which in a creative way a part of our urban space will be decorated. From April, 29th under the guidance of the Berlin artist Markus Butkereit, 30 students from Baba Tonka High School will decorate the nearby pedestrian underpass and make it more appealing to the public.

We’ll wind up the festival with an after party, on which you may enjoy the sets of DJs from Ruse and Sofia (more info on: www.submonks.org).

The events on May, 3rd and 4th 2013 are organized by the International Elias Canetti Society and Skate Shop 360 °, with the financial support of  Goethe-Institute Sofia, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Ruse Skateboard Club, MOB Skateboards, Baba Tonka High School and the Ruse Municipality.

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