Now in its fourth year, London’s Unicorn Jam opened up to best weather of the year so far and saw female skaters from across London, the UK and as far afield as Hawaii flock to Mile End’s curves to get involved.
Originally established as a hub event for the ever-growing female skateboard scene in the UK, the Unicorn Jam has flourished over the past four years and now stands as the premiere female-focused event in the UK events calendar, as well as a testament to the DIY ethos embraced by the UK’s female skateboard scene.
Additional to the traditional contest, this year also saw skate lessons and coaching from Harriet Alana (of ‘Brash’ zine fame), art workshops and more, along with an evening after-party and ‘Fellowship’ photography exhibition featuring the work of female skate photographers from across Europe including work by the likes of Jenna Selby, Marie Dabbadie, Charlotte Thomas, Sophie Allen and Louisa Menke. Fun was had, drinks were sunk and many a new skater was born.
All praise to Zofia Plonczak for organizational prowess, to the crew at Parlour for showing their support and to all the skaters who turned up. All photos by Buddle.
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