Music, art, fashion and extreme sports came together when Accrington played host to the Urban Culture Jam on Bank Holiday Monday.

Youngsters from miles around gathered at the town’s skate park to enjoy live music, graffiti art and fashion workshops, skateboarding and BMX displays.

There was also a demonstration of La Parkour which saw youngsters showing off their skills flipping and spinning over an assault course.


The event, which entertained hundreds of people over the course of the day, was organised by the Clayton-le-Moors Youth Centre along with arts organisation Spearfish.

It was supported by arts organisation Furious Minds, the Young People Services, Hyndburn Council and the New Era Complex.

One of the organisers Paul Hartley said: "It is the second time we have done this and there has been a real buzz about it.

"The youngsters have been involved not just in taking part but in organising it as well and it gives them a chance to show what they are interested in and to get involved in something."

The event was also filmed by Liverpool-based Handstand Productions and the film will be shown at next year’s Preston Guild.