Vans x Hackney Bumps Checkerboard Day 2021 – film

22.11.2021 Exclusive, Videos

As part of its plans for Checkerboard Day 2021, Vans donated $50,000 to Hackney Bumps, the grassroots community skatepark in east London renovated by volunteers during the first lockdown last spring. The Hackney Bumps crew invited people to submit designs for a new obstacle to be built in time for Checkerboard Day (November 18). In the end the three winning designs were combined. The resulting obstacle – a long red slappy curb on top of a bank with hips either end a bump at one end – was finished just in time for the Checkerboard Day celebrations, which we sent filmmaker Dan Magee to document (as well as the pour a few days earlier).

Featuring: Shaun Currie, Amy Ram, Dexter Harrison, Taylor Jones, Saul Crumlish, Aaron Wilmot, Josh Cox, Joe Walker, Tom Delion, Paul Watson, Charlie Munro, Chris Oliver and more. Filmed and edited by Dan Magee.

Check out our Checkerboard Day gallery by Rafal Wojnowski here. Read more about the Hackney Bumps lockdown renovations here.