“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

 
  • Long Live South Bank: The Book - Click here to buy the book from our shop

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.

Click here to buy the book from our shop

 

LLSB: You Can’t Move History

‘You Can’t Move History’ was produced as a creative collaboration between four scholars from the universities of Sussex, East Anglia, Glasgow and Newcastle, BrazenBunch arts collective, LLSB, and filmmaker and skater Winstan Whitter (Rollin’ Through the Decades). Through the film – and the filmmaking process –the team sought to communicate the Undercroft community’s individual and collective attachments to the space, and the strategies LLSB used to translate and communicate the attachment to heritage. In working with three generations of Southbank skaters, the film remains true to the aesthetics and ethics of the Undercroft community.

Filmed and edited by Winstan Whitter

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41 Years Later – Long Live Southbank

41 Years of skateboarding at the Undercroft

Long Live Southbank celebrates our epic victory in securing our Undercroft forever! Recap on our journey from our first jam in May 2013 all the way to the finish line. Featuring skateboarding from the likes of Casper Brooker, Chewy Cannon, Blondey McCoy, Domas Glatkauskas, Kyron Davis, Joleon Pressey, Darius Trabalza, Rob Smith, Lucien Clarke, Chris Ault and many more.

Plus the Undercroft community; Tomek, Louis, Henry, Grant, Jason, Dylan, Jasper, Ben, Max, Chillie, Sam, Darryl, Rueben, Zin, Cameron, Savannah, Jin, George, Felix, Biko, Thomas, Rory, Lukas, Aaron, Mekka, Frederico, James, Faris, Craig, Yaps, Greg, Mark, D*face, Nick, Danny, Rob, Will, Tom, Jim, Billy, Emanuel, George, Stella and a cast of thousands.

This was all of us…together…. for future generations.

A short informational film from the current generation of free minded individuals who call Southbank their home – a now can do without threat.

Filmed and edited by Henry Edwards-Wood

Chad Muska Interview

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.

 

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