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welcome kate

Submitted by Lottie on Tue, 2010-02-09 22:51

Kate Entwhistle is one of our new Street Trainers she says "Lottie came into my school (Central School of Speech and Drama) and gave us a talk on was street training was and how it had come about. After that we went out to the areas surrounding school at did a bit of playing about. I thought it was so much fun and liberating; it really is about following your desires. I found that if i saw something and i wanted to do it then i should just do it, try it out and see how it feels.

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Pure Body Joy Exuberance

Submitted by Lottie on Sun, 2010-01-10 12:21
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In Rio by far the most joyful behaviour i witnessed in the street was kids, especially girls dancing to carioca funk music, the movements are sexual and exuberant. With Rio Film maker Marcia Derraik I made a 15 minute documentary about safety and joy and sexy dancing in the streets.

Premiere of Street Training Documentary, December 19th, from 4-6pm.

Submitted by Lottie on Tue, 2009-12-15 12:50

Come to the South London Gallery to see the first screening of the Street Training documentary. It talks about the Street Training we've been doing internationally since 2002 and about the team I've been training with in Camberwell. We are now in top form ready to train policy makers, police, planners, architects and developers. Our first engagement will be to train Southwark Police in February 2010.

see you there - Lottie

on December 19th, from 4-6pm.

65 Peckham Road
London SE5 8UH
T: 020 7703 6120
F: 020 7252 4730

Street Training in Parana Brazil

Submitted by Lottie on Tue, 2009-11-17 00:49
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On November 19th 2009 Fabio Salvatti led a Street Training session in Curitiba, Brazil.

The session was part of Festival de Cultura do Paraná, a huge event that gathered music, theater, visual arts, dance, performance and eco-politics.

This was the first session that happened in Curitiba, in which were trained different street skills, such as domino supporting, tree climbing, hide and seek, etc. The trainers were very enthusiastic about it, and plan to continue with regular sessions.

Young people train 'authority figures' in how to have more fun

Submitted by Lottie on Tue, 2009-09-15 12:36

Young people from the Sceaux Gardens Estate Camberwell will be training local councilors, a baptist minister, a police officer, researchers and planners in how to have more fun in streets and in public spaces.

The techniques to be taught include
the swinging gate of fear
shouting out silly words
wind tunnel hair flying
railing squeeze
street magaphone
gravel moonwalk
'yes lets all" game

the session will conclude with a discussion about creative/antisocial uses of public space

o and BTW all techniques have been thoroughly risk assessed :)

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Manchester Street Training 12th September

Submitted by Lottie on Tue, 2009-09-15 12:13
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Last Chance to see the exhibition City as Gymnasium at the Cube Manchester. Other artists in the show include Neville Gabie and Media Shed.

The final session for the exhibition took place on Saturday and was attended by some faithful and some new faces. The youngest participant was in and out of her pushchair like a yoyo demonstrating how to squeeze through a discarded bike lock, summersault through a swinging sign and lie down and do nothing.

Manchester Street Training 12th September - Back in town!

Submitted by Lottie on Tue, 2009-09-08 16:34

his Saturday's Street Training is a pretty special one! Not only is it the last of the exhibition, but it will be hosted by artist and Street Training originator - Lottie Child.

For those of you who joined Street Training recently, this is your chance to explore Street Training more thoroughly. Lottie will be on hand to explain her practice and introduce you to techniques she has developed with Street Trainers from all over the globe.

In short, its sure to be interesting, enlightening and most of all - fun!!

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camberwell joy

Submitted by Lottie on Tue, 2009-09-01 17:37
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Here are recently suggested Street Training techniques from the kids on Sceaux gardens Estate Camberwell
Hand bag throwing
Do a dance routine in the street
Stand on a gate and use it to swing on
Squeeze through gaps in railings
When you see a lift press the call button and when it arrives send it to the top floor and race it up the stairs
Jump backwards down the stairs
Stand on low railings and try to balance while you are holding a box of fried chicken
When there is bright sunshine do shadow boxing or dance with your shadow
Lift your friend up so they can climb up things

On BBC Radio 24th august

Submitted by Lottie on Mon, 2009-08-24 09:56
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Street Training was on BBC radio for the second time. Today Lottie Child was on the Robert Elms Show, BBC London 94.9 fm talking about The Sceaux Street Training Team, a group of young people from the Sceaux Gardens estate in Camberwell who are preparing to train Policy makers and law enforcers in how to have more fun in the streets. As Street Training continues to explore the ever shifting boundaries between creative and antisocial behaviour. listen here

Manchester Street Training 22nd August, Get down to the CUBE!

Submitted by Lottie on Fri, 2009-08-21 12:21

This Saturday 22nd from 1.30- 3.00 Session sets out from CUBE Gallery

Led by Manchester Street Trainers, the sessions are based on the Manchester Street Training Manual and introduce you to more joyous interactions in the street.

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