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The Spot, Tottenham

A film about a secret skatepark in Tottenham, funded and built by those who ride it

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The Spot film, Tottenham, London
The Spot film, Tottenham, London

 

Watch the ground-up transformation of city edge-lands, built with passion by those who will ride it.

 

In 2005, a community of riders began building a skateboard and BMX park on a Grade-II listed remote patch of Tottenham, north London, known only by the name, ‘The Spot’.

 

It’s now one of the largest self-built skateparks in Europe.

 

Two years into the project, Haringey Council and English Heritage raised alarm at the scale of the works, but ultimately decided to support the project, which now forms part of their future plans for the wider Markfield site.

 

This film by Simon Mercer documents a 24-hour construction sprint as the community comes together to shape its latest addition on 24 November 2018.

 

Fuelled by generators, beer and Black Sabbath, concrete is poured and volunteers from as far as Leeds pitch in to shovel, shape and grind.

 

“How we got away with this is beyond me,” said Steve, founding builder and rider.

 

This film documents the ultimate in community engagement.

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