There will be thrills and spills aplenty next month as Summer Jamm brings action to the streets of Strabane with a thrilling programme of daredevil activities on the agenda.
The annual event, which is delivered by Derry City and Strabane District Council, is a major highlight for people of all ages and this year there are plenty of fun activities for adventurous youngsters who want to learn some new skills, courtesy of Urban Sports.
From BMX skills to scooter stunts, young people and adults are invited to enter the Action Sports Arena where they will have the chance to brush up on a range of new activities led by a team of expert coaches from the Urban Sports team.
Aimed at anyone aged 8+ there will be 20” BMX Bikes, ramps and expert tuition to help get into the groove with freestyle BMX! There will also be stunt scooters available for anyone brave enough to take on the portable half pipe ramp.
Or why not try out the basics of free running and Parkour with Ireland’s no.1 Parkour Athlete George Magowan? George will be offering top tips and advice on how to boost your balance, strength and control with a range of Parkour moves. This workshop is advised for kids of 6 years to adults.
Aspiring urban artists will be excited to hear they can help create a huge piece of outdoor aerosol art alongside one of Ireland’s top Graffiti Artists. Learn about how to spray with control, more about matching colours, and a variety of spraying styles.
Looking ahead to the event, Mayor of Derry and Strabane, Councillor Sandra Duffy, said the festival offered a fantastic array of activities. “The main attraction at Summer Jamm is the family friendly programme, which has something for young people of all ages.
It’s a great opportunity to learn new skills and perhaps discover a new talent.
“Strabane Summer Jamm offers a diverse cultural platform with live music, performance and skills workshops. I know the streets will be buzzing with activity, I would encourage everyone to take the opportunity to go along and try something new.”
Event co-ordinator with Council, Ashleigh Devine, said: “Summer Jamm is always an amazing event which attracts visitors from far and wide and this year there is a great line up guaranteed to keep the crowds entertained. I am delighted to see so many activities for young people in the programme this year, and such an eclectic mix of activities for them to enjoy. It’s going to be a brilliant day out for everyone – all we need now is the sunshine.”
The Urban Sports drop in workshops and activities are taking place in Castle Street from 12noon – 5pm. Find out more about the full Strabane Summer Jamm programme at www.derrystrabane.com/summerjamm
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