CIVIC – A Leeds Skateboarding Resource
civicleeds.com features a Library of skateboarding videos filmed in the city spanning from the 1990s to the present, from the likes of Paul Silvester in Wisdom’s Pulling Teeth and Sidewalk’s In Motion up to the present with Josh Hallett’s videos for Welcome Skate Store and other independent productions including Joe Allen’s PÉTANQUE, Will Smith’s Assemblyand Hilda Quick’s “Drafts” series.
The website also features an interactive Spot Map with details of locations for street skating around the city, notable footage of them from videos, information about when’s suitable to skate them, alongside the nearest restrooms and other local amenities.
Civic is an ongoing project and more videos, spots and articles will be updated over the coming months. For now though, enjoy this mixtape which features footage from recent productions by Josh Hallett, Joe Allen, Will Smith, Hilda Quick and is peppered with archival footage of classic Leeds clips.