LLSB REAL TALK : Undercroft users' opinions outside the Festival Wing "Open Forum" #1

LLSB members and undercroft users Alejandro and Tomach discuss their frustrations at the way the Southbank Centre are treating and talking about them at this weekends Open Forum talks. The talks come after 6 months of campaign by Long Live Southbank (supported by 55,000 + members) and countless meetings. […]

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Huf Supports Long Live Southbank

As the global support for LLSB continues to grow, Huf footwear CEO Keith Hufnagel lends his voice to the campaign to save one of the few remaining landmarks where the evolution of skateboarding has taken place and still does. In August the HUF team made a pilgrimage to the Southbank Undercroft and put on a […]

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Response to the Hungerford Bridge Skatepark Plans

LLSB activists Chewy Cannon and Henry Edwards-Wood address the Southbank Centre’s premature skatepark plans and their over all lack of engagement with their most passionate and politically active community. Speaking from White Grounds skate plaza in London Bridge – a disused purpose built plaza built by the same designer of the new Hungerford Bridge plans […]

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D*FACE X LLSB: South Bank Paint Attack

Earlier this month D*Face collaborated with the Long Live Southbank campaign in a creative project using his bespoke spray-can skateboard apparatus. With remote controlled cans Palace Skateboards pro Chewy Cannon and co. painted the floor leaving trails behind them as they cruised and carved the hallowed banks and flatland of the Southbank undercroft. Here D*Face, […]

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Arto Saari: "Southbank is Part of the City"

Massively influential skateboarder and photographer, Arto Saari speaks out in support of the Long Live Southbank campaign. Saari first heard about the Southbank in the early nineties and its reputation as a creative and communal environment combined with its legacy in skateboarding history made it a spot he wanted to skate. Providing a space for […]

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D*face on Southbank

Prolific Street Artist and 80’s southbank skateboarder D*face talks about the cultural and historical importance of the Undercroft which is under threat from redevelopment. D*face was down to work with the local skaters and pros with his custom skateboard spray-can apparatus. Southbank Paint Attack video dropping Thursday 11th July […]

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Young People Get Politically Active in the Campaign to Save Southbank

On the 4th of July 2013 the Long Live Southbank team with the help of regular users of the Undercroft delivered over 12,000 individual objection forms via skateboard to Lambeth Town Hall. These forms had been collected over three months of solid hard work and determination by all involved with the aim to spread the […]

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Henry Edwards-Wood on the Long Live Southbank campaign

On Thursday the 4th July 2013 LLSB journeyed to Brixton to deliver over 14,000 individual objections to Lambeth Town hall! After handing what we understand to be the UK’s largest public objection of its kind at 1.30pm to Councillor Diana Braithwaite, and while the objections continued to pour in, LLSB spokesperson Henry Edwards-Wood shared his […]

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