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    Roll Up to the Bumper

    free
    Sat 11 Jun, 2pm
    Riverside Terrace, Level 2
    Performance & dance
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    Disco ball

    What better way to celebrate the disco diva Grace Jones than with free skating workshops and DJs from London’s thriving skating community?

    The image of Grace Jones at Compo Beach wearing roller skates has become a constant reference in London’s new love affair with life on wheels, and we’ve got a fitting line-up to celebrate the capital’s thriving community, and Jones herself.

    Brush up on your skating skills and learn routines with workshops throughout the day led by some of London’s finest skaters, including Kadija Kamara, Nadia aka Sourgrapism, Stormskater and Johnny Montero, backed by Kengo, Frankie J and Petite DJ on the decks.

    Schedule
    2pm – 3pm: Kengo DJ set
    2.30pm – 4pm: Kadija & Nadia: Jam Skating Workshop (level: beginners) with DJ set by Kengo
    4pm – 5.30pm: Stormskater & Johnny Montero: Jam Skating Workshop (level: intermediate) with DJ set by Frankie J (The Red Dread House Head)
    5.30pm – 7pm: Kadija & Nadia: Jam Skating Workshop (level: intermediate/advanced) with DJ set by Frankie J (The Red Dread House Head)
    7pm – 10pm: Petite DJ

    Artist bios
    London based singer/songwriter Kadija Kamara embarked on her roller skating journey in summer 2020. Having rapidly progressed her skills with support from members of her skate community, Kamara combines her two worlds of music and skating together.

    Nadia O’Garro, aka Sourgrapism, is a roller skater with over 12 years of experience. She is a member of a skate collective called The NC (The Next Chapter) and has taught roller skating within and across the UK and Europe. She believes in taking the art of skating to its fullest potential, by creating, inspiring and sharing both her knowledge and journey.

    Originally from Bristol, Frankie J is a rare individual who matches his raw natural dance talent with hard work and discipline and has developed into one of the best house dancers in Europe.

    Kengo Oshima is a DJ, producer and sound engineer based in London. Born in Japan, his sets blend an international repertoire of eclectic sounds across house and world music.

    South Londoner Tendai goes by the name of Petite DJ, playing amapiano and deep, soulful Afro and South African house music. She also leads DJ workshops and training sessions to help others get discovered by their ideal audiences, delivering talks and workshops for London Southbank University, Workspace, Impact Hub, Camberwell Arts, Brixton Bid and Peckham Levels.

    Need to know

    Age recommendation

    Roller skating is for ages 10+ only. Skaters aged under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

    All skaters must bring and wear their own skates with jam plugs attached, as well as appropriate safety gear, including a helmet, kneepads and wristguards.

    The workshops range from beginner to intermediate/advanced, so please check that you’re attending one of a suitable level.
    Each workshop lasts for one hour, and there’s an additional 30-minute open skating session for everyone taking part in a workshop.

    Admission is on a first come, first served basis. If the event reaches capacity, we will operate a one in, one out system.

    Dates & times

    Sat 11 Jun, 2pm
    Approximate run time: 480 mins.
    Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.

    Price

    • Standard entryFree

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