Learning Film Screening

SKATE DREAMS

Join us for a special matinee screening of Jessica Edward’s pioneering documentary SKATE DREAMS followed by a conversation with Skate GB’s rising star Lilly Strachan and skate legend Helena Long.

What to expect

SKATE DREAMS is the first feature documentary about the rise of women’s skateboarding. It profiles a diverse group of women whose pursuit of self-expression and freedom has helped create an international movement.

The story spans the trailblazers of the 1980s and the next generation of Olympic contenders as they defy industry gatekeepers and fight for professional equality. SKATE DREAMS showcases the charismatic personalities and indomitable spirits of these amazing talents on and off their skateboards.

Following the film, join Team GB skater Lilly Strachan and skate legend Helena Long in conversation with SKATEBOARD exhibition Assistant Curator Hadeel Eltayeb to reflect on themes embedded in the film including skateboard communities, mentorship, empowerment, women’s struggle for equity and more.

More about @skatedreamsfilm

Nora Vasconcellos and NicoleHause, Skate Dreams © Film First Chris Bernabeo

Nicole Huasein, Skate Dreams © Film First, HayleyGordon.

Zorah Olivia, Skate Dreams, Cambodia

Zorah Olivia, Skate Dreams, Cambodia

Skate Dreams Film Poster

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Booking information

Adult: £10 (Screening only) or £25 (Screening + Exhibition ticket)
Student/Concession: £9 (Screening only) or £20 (Screening + Exhibition ticket)
Children (Film Suitable age 12 +) £8 (Screening only) or £15 (Screening + Exhibition ticket)
Members*: £8 (Screening + Free exhibition entry)

*Please note that this benefit only applies to the cardholding Member’s ticket and not those of additional guests.

– Suitable age 12 + The film contains infrequent use of strong language.

– Ticket holders will be able to access the exhibition after the screening (the gallery closes at 21:00 on Saturdays).

– Children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Visit our Terms & Conditions page for further information.

Speakers

Hadeel Eltayeb

Eltayeb is an Assistant Curator at the Design Museum. Her work is focused on identity and cultural production. Her research interests include critical readings of the archive, negotiating narratives of ownership through oral histories, and negotiating the tension between individual, social and public remembering through cultural practices. She is a member of the British Art Network and the Afikra Community, a global network reframing how we understand the Arab World's cultures, histories, and futures.

Lilly Strachan

Strachan is one of Skateboard GB's most exciting young talents. She first set foot on a skateboard six years ago, and began competing in 2020. She became 2021 British Vert champion and was placed first female in the Park National Championships in 2023. Supported by Bones Wheels, Triple Eight UK, 187 Killer Pads and Toy Machine Skateboards, Strachan skates internationally and is a passionate advocate for skateboarding.

Related exhibition

SKATEBOARD

The first major UK exhibition to map the design evolution of the skateboard from the 1950s to today – a story of design, performance and communities progressing together.

Background image: Nicole Hausein, Skate Dreams © Film First, Hayley Gordon.