Amazing what can be achieved of 3 hours sleep. Turns out Clapham Common is quite the war zone at 2.30 in the morning. With 4 police cars, 6 coppers and some lacerated, drunk sapiens using my van as a landmark, it was far from the ideal resting conditions I had hoped for my night before SlackLondon 2014.
For those of you in London this August looking to get some slackline action under your belt, look no further than SlackLondon – a free family festival of balance for all interests and abilities.
“The UK’s largest slackline festival returns for its fourth year. On the 16th of August from noon to eight the now iconic Clapham Common rigging spot will once again be hosting this truly unique gathering.”
Recently I was contacted by Time Out magazine, London, to do a feature for their “Whatever Next?” section, all about slacklining. I had the pleasure of teaching up-and-coming mag editor and writer Flo Wales Bonner the art of balance (and wobble).
It was a short and sweet event, Flo picked up the skills very quickly and was far more athletic than I think she realised! She writes well, and drops some funny one-liners in the article below. To read, just click on the image to load it full screen.
To book a slackline lesson with me this Summer, you can contact me here.
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Wow! What an awesome weekend for slacklining in London – Saturday 14th April was the official launch day for SlackClapham; a free slacklining club held weekly on Clapham Common. I’ve only been living in London for 4 weeks, but with a passion to provide a balance outlet for the local community and some help from slackers the world over, I have managed to get one club up and running quickly.
So I have been living in London two weeks now, and WOW, what a roller-coaster it has been! My aim moving here has been to set myself up as a Slacklining Instructor, teaching kids, adults, athletes and everyone in between. But it hasn’t quite been as simple as that…
March 24th has officially gone down in history as yet another inspirational day for slacklining in London!
I organised an informal slackjam on London’s Clapham Common for slackliners and members of the public to come and try various lines and have lots of fun..and wow, what a positive response!