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Malmesbury Abbey Skate 2011

21 January 2011 2 Comments

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Malmesbury Abbey Skate


Following the huge success of last 2 year’s, we are once more transforming Malmesbury Abbey into a Skate Park for three days in the February half term. For further info go to Facebook.com/abbeyskate or contact us on [email protected]

This year we will have three days of skating courtesy of Christian Skaters UK, with sessions for under 8’s/beginners /girls only / and of course sessions for the more experienced skaters of which there is a large community in Malmesbury.  We are also planning to hold workshops. There will also be the Birdcage Café (with, amongst other things, special hot chocolates to buy!) open throughout the day with music to skate to!

If you have any problems with our booking system, please contact [email protected]

Three Key Moments Not To Miss:

Wednesday Night: 7pm to 7.30pm a BreakDance Performance by Physical Jerks  www.physicaljerks.co.uk

Thursday Night: 7pm to 7.30pm a Solo Performance by Luke Leighfield  www.lukeleighfield.com

Friday Night: During the Skate Competition Finale an inspiring talk by Cris Rogers www.crisrogers.co.uk


The whole event is run professionally and with appropriate risk assessments taken. Each skate session and each workshop costs £2.40 (non-refundable) – and you will need to bring along your liability waiver signed by your parents (if you are under 18). If you would like to book for a Skate session or for one of the workshops just click on the link in the programme above.

If you cannot skate or rollerblade do not worry, you are very welcome to come and experience this event within the ancient and tranquil surroundings of the Abbey. Last year young and old enjoyed the event and the Abbey was returned to normal by Saturday morning with no damage thanks to an amazing crew of volunteers!

We are all excited at the Abbey and look forward to seeing you there!!


Christian Skaters UK

Christian Surfers UK

Matt Withers (logo guy)

Cris Rogers (speaker)

Physical Jerks

Malmesbury Abbey Skate 2011 Programme

On receipt of your booking payment your place has been secured for that particular session. There is a limit on the number of places per session. If you have not checked in for your session within fifteen minutes of the commencement of that session YOUR PLACE WILL BECOME AVAILABLE TO OTHERS. The £2.40  fee payable per person per session is non-refundable. You will also need a SIGNED Liability Waiver form http://bit.ly/fVMU4I



Wed 23rd Feb

Thu 24th Feb

Fri 25th Feb


Park Opens




Under 8s

Under 8s

Under 8s


Beginner 8-12's

Beginners 8-12's

Beginners 8-12's



Open session (No beginners)

Open session (No beginners)

Open session (No beginners)


Closed (Café and Abbey stay open)


Over 8 beginners

Over 8 beginners

Over 8 beginners


Open Session (No beginners)

Open Session (No beginners)

Open Session (No beginners)


3 -5pm Breakdance Workshop

3-5pm Dance Workshop

3-5pm Djembe Workshop


Closed (Café and Abbey stay open)


Over 8 girls only

Over 8 girls only

Comp Practice


Wed 7pm: Physical Jerks Breakdance Crew

Thurs 7pm:  Luke Leyfield

Fri 7pm:  Competition Night including talk by Rev Cris Rogers

7-7.45pm Under 12s Comp


Open Session (no beginners)

Open Session (no beginners)

7.45pm-8pm presentation for under 12s



8-9.30pm Senior comp/presentation


Some of the folks helping us!

Physical Jerks The Physical Jerks are an established breakdance crew founded, and based in the Bristol Area.  Drawing on over 30 years collective experience Physical Jerks are now the South West’s top breakdance crew.  Composed of 8 Members, the crew has an extensive history of professional experience conducted with both passion and professionalism.  Renowned for style-based bboying, Physical Jerks have brought an original and dynamic touch to events across the country including: fashion shows, club nights, festivals, TV productions, charity events, school workshop & shows and teaching. Some of the members will be offering a breakdance workshop at a local venue and performing on the Wednesday evening of MAS from 7pm. Cris Rogers Cris is the Leader of All Hallows Bow a church plant in the East End of London. Cris planted the church in September 2010 with mates who had a passion for the poorest area of London. Cris has been a youth worker for over 10 years and grew his first church plant out of a skate park in Birmingham. Cris has written a number of books with the most recent being ‘Practising Resurrection’ a book looking at how the church could change the world for the better. Cris is married to Beki and has two wonderful children. Luke Leighfield Luke is a talented and aspiring pop star. Luke’s first releases were a cluster of home-recorded EPs in 2005, followed by his debut album Garde Ta Foy, Garde Ta Foy in 2006. Since then Luke has released two further albums and a Greatest Hits CD in Japan (!) in addition to various singles and EPs. His debut single If You Haven’t Got Anything to Say hit the top 5 of the UK indie singles chart upon its release in 2008. Luke’s most recent album, Have You Got Heart?, was recorded with UK underground super-producer Peter Miles (The King Blues / Futures) and was released for free download at the end of 2009. Luke has toured extensively both in smaller venues and higher profile gigs have included appearances at Latitude Festival and The Great Escape, as well as support slots with the likes of Joshua Radin, William Fitzsimmons, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Kate Nash, Scouting For Girls, Jenny Owen Youngs, Frank Turner, Johnny Borrell (Razorlight) and Jose Vanders.

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