Press Release: FUNDRAISER LAUNCHED FOR REDEVELOPMENT OF ICONIC SKATEBOARDING SPOT AND CREATION OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S HQ

PRESS RELEASE Date: Tuesday 20 June, 2017 FUNDRAISER LAUNCHED FOR REDEVELOPMENT OF ICONIC SKATEBOARDING SPOT AND CREATION OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S HQ In a new collaborative vision Southbank Centre and Long Live Southbank (LLSB) today launched a £790,000 joint crowdfunding campaign to help raise funds to enable the restoration of the Queen Elizabeth Hall […]

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Statement of support from Sxip Shirey

Image courtesy of Elliott Franks  © all rights reserved The Southbank Centre and their supporters frequently claim that it is a small group of skaters holding up plans that will benefit the wider Southbank Centre community. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Every day we spend on the petition table, hundreds of members of […]

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LLSB at the Architecture Foundation

  Last month, LLSB were invited to take part in a talk and discussion at the Architecture Foundation as part of their Culture + Commerce: Designs for a Different City series. “Launched in part in response to the controversy surrounding the removal of the skate park from the Southbank undercroft, and the increasing elision of […]

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It's Nice That: Opinion: Are the South Bank skaters getting enough respect?

was Billy Bragg’s concluding statement in his Guardian article back in July that really made me squirm; of the Southbank skaters he asked: “Are they part of the community on the South Bank, or do they believe no compromise is possible?” Bragg was talking about the Southbank Centre’s (SBC) Festival Wing development, a £120 million, […]

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The Guardian: Architects sketch a new space for South Bank skaters

Angular shards of concrete lie marooned beneath the bridge like fragments of an ice floe cast adrift. There are low stretches of railings at odd angles and little flights of steps to nowhere. The floor is traversed by fissures and cracks, while sloping banks accommodate abrupt shifts in level. It looks like the urban planner […]

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