“The skate park is the epicentre of UK skateboarding and is part of the cultural fabric of London. This much-loved community space has been used by thousands of young people over the years. It attracts tourists from across the world and undoubtedly adds to the vibrancy of the area – it helps to make London the great city it is.” – Boris Johnson                “I urge you to please preserve the integrity of Southbank, a sanctuary for skateboarders, and an important piece of London history.” – Tony Hawk                “Southbank is the oldest surviving skateboard spot in the world and hailed as the birthplace of British skateboarding. This space has empowered generations of physical, visual and collaborative expression and informed and directed the lives of people from all walks of life. This world famous landmark and cultural icon must be preserved for future generations to flourish.” – Henry Edwards-Wood                “I hope that the Southbank Centre will think again” – Ben Bradshaw MP, former culture secretary
 

THE LONG LIVE SOUTHBANK BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE TO BUY. SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS

 
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This book is a celebration of the history and culture of the Undercroft area of the South Bank and the community that has evolved there over the years.

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LLSB: THE BIGGER PICTURE 

Long Live Southbank presents our educational campaign film showing the 40 year history of one of London’s most unique cultural spots, the 10 month campaign to protect it, and the true story of its intended destruction by the Southbank Centre. (more…)

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Long Live Southbank skate on Lambeth:

Festival Wing planning applications the most unpopular in UK history. 

2 January 2014. Hundreds of skateboarders make the 3-mile journey from the iconic Southbank skate spot to Lambeth Town Hall to hand-deliver a record-breaking 27,286 objections to the Southbank Centre’s controversial Festival Wing plans, in a bid to halt what has become the most unpopular planning application in UK history.

Revelations of a Cultural Vandal:

The Southbank Centre behind the PR campaign.

Long Live Southbank presents our educational campaign film, ‘Revelations of a Cultural Vandal’, introducing the aggressive and deceiving campaign the Southbank Centre have employed beyond the glossy Festival Wing brochures.

 

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Chad Muska: “To me this is the epitome of skateboarding…”

The Legendary Muska drops by Southbank to show his support for the LLSB preservation campaign. Chad skates SB with the locals, talks about the inspiration of the place, its importance to the global skate community, and commends the LLSB volunteers on their work.

Meet Reuben: Long Live Southbank’s Junior Spokesperson


15 year old Southbank local Reuben Russo tackles some of the important questions the Southbank Centre never thought to ask the users of the Undercroft.

 


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