HotSpots in Wonderland

27 11 2009

Ice-skating, German sausages, wooden trinkets, funfairs and death slides – just a few of my favourite things and all of them available at the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park.

I haven’t had a chance to check it out this year but last year i reported on it for the London Lite (RIP) and it’s definitely a HotSpot (or should that be Cool Spot?!) for London’s largest ice-rink alone.
Anyways – It’s free to get in and is open until January 3rd, 10am – 10pm.

*VIDEO* – Roller Derby – Roll Britannia

24 07 2009

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Hey hey!  Last weekend was Roll Britannia. There was lots of Derby love (along with a few bumps and bruises) and of course, a man dressed as banana.

Roll Britannia is the FIRST European Roller Derby tournament.

In all, 12 teams took part from across England, Scotland and Germany.  Out of the 12, 4 made it through to the Sunday finals and they were – 
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*Video* – Freestyle Football – UPDATE

12 07 2009

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Freestyle Football is my new favourite thing (watching it rather than attempting it). A while back i interviewed Oli Hayes on the Southbank for a Japanese show called Earth TV. I also cut a shorter piece to be entered into the RedBull Reporter competition – have a look at the video to see his (and my) skills in action-
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Freestyle Football

16 05 2009

Today i’ve been reporting for Earth TV (a Japanese show i do about London’s art/music/fashion/trend scene) on the topic of Freestyle Football.

I got to meet a group of the UK’s rising talent and interview Oli Hayes – the guy who had arranged the South Bank meet-up.

We got some amazing shots of the freestylers in action and particularly with an awesome slow-mo effect on Rio (my director/cameraman)’s latest camera purchase.

South Bank skate and graffiti

South Bank skate and graffiti

We started out by the London Eye with some great views to match the great tricks.  It being London though – it wasn’t long before it rained, so we headed down to the skate park and seriously impressed some of the graf artists whilst getting the rest of the shots and the interview!

I’ll post some video clips later this week, once we digitize the material – but i’m so impatient i just wanted to get something posted tonight.

This summer look out for specific Freestyle events in London AND don’t be surprised if other urban sports start receiving big brand interest.  Today’s meet-up was keenly observed by a Nike rep and i think he was pretty keen to bring this -and other – buzzing underground scenes to the fore.

Next stop Roller Derby [hint]

Flàшэd Саряi (aka HºtИât)

Kick, Flick, Trick

Kick, Flick, Trick