Portsmouth Street Games

Last weekend saw Portsmouth Street Games make an appearance in Guildhall Square. For two days we were treated to free runners, roller derby girls, cyclists, live music, and lots of street art from local and national artists. The weather was good, there were plenty of stalls selling arts, crafts, and refreshments, and I think it’s fair to say that fun was had by all who attended.

I’ve uploaded the photos I took of the day to my Flickr stream and you can view the full set of images in an album here: Portsmouth Street Games 2014.

Here’s a selection of photos to whet your appetite or, alternatively, save you the bother of checking that album out.

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The “games” element of the weekend featured cyclists, skateboarders, scooters, roller derby, exercising, dancing, and free-running.

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There were also activities for kids in the way of amusement rides and the chance to do some supervised street art of their own.

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An area was set aside for a DJ to play music and there was even some live entertainment from local rapper Blessed.

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For me the biggest draw of the weekend was the street art, co-organised by local legend My Dog Sighs and featuring pieces created over the two days by street artists local and national. A New York subway train was the largest bit of canvas and drew some attention from British Transport Police on the Saturday morning who raised concerns that its presence was irresponsible and could lead to people deciding to spray paint on some of the local rolling stock. What a sad bunch of people they are.

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Author: Mark

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