Heritage Open Day
Sunday 16th September 2018


Sunday 16th September

Heritage Open Day –

Southsea Skatepark is one of the oldest skateparks in the UK. This year we are celebrating our 40th birthday why not visit us to enjoy our gallery of posters and photographs, watch extreme sports demonstrations – and even have a go yourself!

The skatepark is open all year round and caters for the range of extreme sports at all levels from novice to professional.

Three of the current Olympic BMX team are alumni of the skatepark but we also run sessions for under 10s and family roller discos.

We are offering free have a go sessions to all visitors – we have helmets and equipment to loan you and our staff will be on hand to support and advise. Why not give it a go!

– Images of the park from the 1930s up to the present day
– Have-a-go sessions
– Cafe open

12.00 to 6.00pm – FREE entry

For full details see www.heritageopendays.org.uk

Sunset Screening in the Skatepark – Aardman’s Early Man
Saturday 15th September 2018

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately this screening has now been cancelled…


Saturday 15th September

Sunset Screening in the Skatepark –
Aardman’s animated comedy Early Man (PG) 87mins

In this stop-motion animated comedy from Wallace and Gromit makers Aardmann animation, set in prehistoric times, a tribe of primitive hunters are displaced from their homes by emissaries from a distant empire that has mastered bronze-making. Early Man retains the unique visuals and sweet humour that have made the studio a favourite among animation enthusiasts.

Doors open 7.30pm, screening 8.00 to 9.30pm

Tickets £8.00 over 16s, £5.00 under 16s – available on the door or from Portsmouth Film Society

King Of Concrete 2018
Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th August 2018


Please note: King Of Concrete is a BMX only event on Saturday and Sunday



Open practise
2.00-4.00pm Am bowls


11.00-12.00pm Am vert
12.30-3.00pm Am park
3.00-6.00pm Flatland
7.00-10.00pm Ride on


11.00-12.00pm Pro vert
12.30-1.30pm Highest bunnyhop
2.00-3.30pm Pro park
4.30-5.30pm Bowls
+ Prizes

Amplified Under 16’s Party Night
Tuesday 31st July 2018
7.00pm – 10.00pm


Southsea Skatepark Trust and DJ Ben Stitson present 3 hours of live DJ music and dancing for 13-16s.

Tickets are £5 and are available online: https://www.fatsoma.com/amplifiedu16s

No bikes, skates or scooters tonight! This is a live music event…

Skaters, Polaroids and Processions – FREE Photography Workshops
Wednesday 25th July 2018
12.00pm – 5.30pm


Southsea Skate Park is quite possibly the oldest and most iconic skate park in the UK but this week local skaters are invited to work on a project with ArtReach (which delivers the annual Journeys Festival International from 19-28 October) in collaboration with a professional photographer and award winning artist Sam Ivin.

The photographer, Sam Ivin, will meet with young people at the skate park and chat about his work with refugee & asylum seekers and his photography book “Lingering Ghosts”. This will be followed by a chance to join in free Polaroid photography workshops and write messages of welcome to refugees which will be printed on a banner to be used during a procession as part of Journeys Festival International in October (19-28th October).

The project, supported by ISD Google and the University of Portsmouth, was created to promote dialogue around issues of asylum and refuge but also to involve the skaters in supporting the larger festival later this year.

Claire Woolard, Producer for Journeys Festival International, said that “To work with a professional photographer is a great opportunity for the local skate crews, but, with this project feeding into the full festival, later on in October, it’s a great chance for the young participants to see their work contribute towards something much bigger. The fact that it’s all free of charge is a bit of a bonus too!”

Workshops will be on Wednesday 25th July and run from 12pm-5.30pm, with two sessions that day, people are encouraged to drop in, grab some free refreshments and get involved with this exciting new project for the local area.