SLS is headed to London for the first time ever. Watch Nyah Huston, Shane O’neill Louie Lopez and more skate the Pro Open. 🤘
The world’s most prestigious skateboarding competition will make its London debut inside the Box That Rocks – kicking off with the opening event of this prestigious tour is a major coup for London, as SLS and World Skate prepare street skateboarding for its inaugural appearance in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
As well as showcasing the world’s best street skaters, the SLS Pro Open London will shine the spotlight on the capital’s rich street skating scene! 2017 SLS World Champion Nyjah Huston (USA) and top contender Shane O’Neill (Australia) are among the big names set to intermix with an exciting group of up-and-coming athletes that will compete in London over the bank holiday weekend.
The athletes will battle for pride and prize in a custom-built concrete skate plaza, designed to inspire innovative tricks and take skateboarding to new heights. The competition features an exciting easy-to-follow format, anchored by instant scoring, resulting in down to the last trick ‘buzzer-beater’ moments that appeal to both die-hard fans and new spectators alike.
Saturday 26 May:
11am – Outdoor SLS Partners Expo
12pm – Men Qualifier Heats 30 skaters – 5 heats of 6
5:15pm – Women Prelim Heats 12 skaters – 2 Heats of 6
7:30pm – Women’s Final 8 skaters
Sunday 27 May:
11:30am – Outdoor SLS Partners Expo
12:30pm – Men Prelim Heats 42 skaters – 7 Heats of 6
7:30pm – Men’s Final 8 skaters
SLS Pick Taylor Kirby 💪🏼
The Pro Open in London 🇬🇧 is in 3 weeks on May 26 & 27! Come see the six new SLS picks and your favorite SLS pros skate in London for the first time ever! 👀
Make the Future Live is about bright ideas for a lower-carbon energy future.
Here’s the challenge: Globally, we are using more energy than ever before. But we need innovative thinking to make that energy go further, and find cleaner energy solutions for a lower-carbon world. Great ideas come from conversation, collaboration, partnerships; great minds coming together.
That’s why they’re inviting you to Make the Future Live. Get involved, feel inspired, and help make the future.
Friday late: (from 6pm-10pm)for adults only!
Catering especially for over 18s, this unique event offers something different for those looking for Friday night fun.
Visitors will be treated to an exclusive live podcast recording on stage by Intelligence Squared, debating how London could become the world’s first carbon neutral city. Joining them are special guests; former Gadget Show presenter Jason Bradbury and comedic genius and all round entertaining guy, Richard Ayoade. Winning combination!
Guests can fill up on food and drinks served by local, independent food stalls and explore the festival after hours, with virtual reality experiences and some of the latest inventions that could change the way we live in the future.
Take your whole family to an epic day out dedicated to guide dog heroes. Join a sponsored dog walk through the iconic park, enjoy fun dog shows, meet guide dog puppies and lots more.
Dogs and children aged 12 and under when accompanied by an adult go free!
– The Kennel Club Companion Dog Show
– Meet the guide dogs and their super trainers
– Super doggie displays and demonstrations
– Family entertainment
– Trading stalls and a wide selection of refreshments
It’s difficult to spring a surprise in a city that’s famed for its diversity and unfazed by anything weird and wonderful, but that’s exactly what Danny Boyle has done with his plans for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. At 9pm on July 27, the gaze of the whole world will fall upon London’s Olympic Stadium, where a cast of thousands will attempt to portray a snapshot of rural England as convincingly as anyone marooned in the middle of a sports stadium possibly can. Expect picnics, cricket and a smattering of bewildered livestock.
Those lucky enough to have a ticket for the event should arrive at the Olympic Park, which opens at 5pm, as early as possible in order to navigate the airport-style security checks and find their seat in time for the pre-show which begins at 8.12pm. The nearest Tube stations are Stratford (Central and Jubilee lines, DLR and Overground) and Stratford International (DLR), but do bear in mind that these stations will be incredibly busy throughout the games, so expect to queue.
London’s two Westfield shopping centres offer shopping with a mix of designer and high street labels. They are the ultimate shopping experience with enough shops, food and leisure to keep you entertained all day. Expect lots of bargains starting from today!
Films on Fridges is a new pop-up cinema celebrating Hackney’s famed Fridge Mountain. This summer, Films on Fridges resurrects East London’s Fridge Mountain – once Europe’s largest mound of discarded refrigerators – in all its monumental glory for three weeks to create a distinctive cinematic experience. In theme with their new neighbour – the Olympic Park – the films are distinctly sports-centric, from blockbuster hits to critically acclaimed indie gems that are sure to get your competitive juices flowing.
Documentary and fiction films include
Fire in Babylon (2010), Mervyn Day (1976), Pelada (2010), Escape to Victory (1981), Breaking Away (1979), Cool Runnings (1993), Pumping Iron (1977), East End Shorts Night, Rio Breaks (2009), Slapshot (1977), Chariots of Fire (1981)
To see a full list of screenings and for more info click here