Liverpool HUB Goes Double Dutch

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The SAGA Double Dutch skipping squad of 8 year-olds, Stephanie Pritchard, Aimee McDonald, Abi Briggs and Georghia Williamson show off their new skills in Clayton Sq today.

This was to publicise the new double dutch project.
These kids aren’t quite up to Capliore standards yet but maybe they will be after they get some lessons from the world champions who are coming over from Japan in July.

Double Dutch Liverpool is a new urban sport initiative, Initiated by Pidgin Productions and supported by the Festival of Women 08, Merseyside Sports Foundation, and the Liverpool Culture Company.
The concept of the sport is a minimum of two people turning a pair of skipping ropes simultaneously preparing the scene for an invigorating display of pure energy, incorporating gymnastics and dance by the jumper.

Double Dutch Liverpool’s junior squad will be providing demonstrations over the HUB weekend with the British Double Dutch squad. Free workshops will also be available to the public.

HUB is the warm-up for a big Double Dutch play-off in July, when the world champion Double Dutch squad from Japan will be in Liverpool (at the Brouhaha festival).

HUB 2008 – In Brief:

The HUB festival, now in its sixth year, was established by Liverpool Culture Company during the city’s successful bid for European Capital of Culture. It celebrates a vibrant mix of urban art, music and extreme sports including skateboarding, BMX, in-line skating, break dancing and body popping. The event at Otterspool Park is FREE and will run from 11am-6pm on both Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18 with an estimated 20,000 people attending.

• Shlomo (‘the world’s finest human beatboxer’ – see www.shlo.co.uk)
• Animal Relentless Bike tour – with world champion Martyn Ashton
• UK’s only open air international breakdancing competition – with bboy and bgirl crews from Germany, Holland, France and Spain
• Double Dutch hip hop dancing – with have-a-go workshops
• MCs TL and Flowrex
• DJs ICE-C, Renegade and Rasp
• Team Extreme® skate park with vertical ramps, demos and amateur competitions with great prizes
• The best live music – new and unsigned talent, including Babygravy, Young Kof, Lazy Habits on the music stage
• Graffiti artists at work and a 250 metre long graffiti wall
• The Line – flash-mob dance, with 100+dancers, led by dance company Collision (part of the Liverpool Commissions)
• Urban village with big labels and extreme sports equipment on sale.
• An eating and seating zone with a large outdoor barbeque and ROCKSTAR energy drinks
• Well B’In Zone with health and happiness tips from the experts (including c.a.l.m , D-myst, Young Addaction, and ‘going green’ advice)
• Loads of freebies and giveaways throughout the weekend

For more info on HUB festival, log on to www.hubfestival.co.uk

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