I’m giving a talk about the history of Broadmarsh Banks in Nottingham on Tuesday if anyone is from around these parts and is interested. I’ll be discussing brutalist architecture generally, the ethos behind it and why it makes for good skate spots. I’ll also be exploring a bit of local history, with a few insights into why Broadmarsh was built and why the banks were put there in the first place. The talk looks to add to the wider discussion around skating and heritage (think the LLSB campaign), and also council-approved, designated skate spots (think the newish Hull spot and the Transport Museum in Glasgow).
If any of that sounds like your thing, the talk’s happening at Backlit Gallery in Sneinton, Nottingham between 6-7pm on 10th March.