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Hankering and Hypocrisy – The Hungerford Bridge Story

Iain Borden was recently interviewed in FakieHillBomb, where he made several comments regarding Southbank skate spot and we the community, so we thought we’d clear a few things up. Objection to destruction delivery day 2014 – Image by Sophia Bennett   Firstly, we want to clarify that Professor Iain Borden was never part of the […]

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Beyond The Lens – Interview with Sam Ashley

Beyond The Lens: Interview with Sam Ashley, Photo Editor at Free Skateboard Magazine   LLSB caught up with renowned London-based skate photographer, Sam Ashley, who found time to talk to us ahead of launching the new pan-European skateboard magazine, Free Skate Mag. Sam has been a staple in the UK skate scene for over a decade […]

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Beyond The Lens ~ Interview with George Toland

Beyond The Lens: Interview with George Toland, Filmmaker for Serious Adult   Dropping online yesterday, the Serious Adult Promo was filmed and edited by LLSB campaigner George Toland. With a healthy dose of Southbank locals mixed in amongst Jersey ripper Luka Pinto and young Oxford shredder Cam Barr’s sections, the video highlights the quality of […]

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RADBMX 2015 London Summer Rideout

RADBMX  London Rideout 2014 at Southbank. Image by John ‘Griff’ Griffin        As RADBMX get set to push off on their ‘RADBMX 2015 London Summer Rideout’ this Saturday 6th June, we catch up with Griff, one of the organisers, to get a heads up..                     How’s it all looking for Saturday’s ride?                […]

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Beyond The Lens – Interview with Chris Johnson

Beyond The Lens: Interview with Chris Johnson, Senior Photographer at Sidewalk Magazine   Southbank has been as dynamic as ever over the past 2 years, with creatives from across the globe swinging by to shred and show support. Since we signed the agreement to keep Southbank as it is, the vibe has been celebratory. We […]

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Southbank Space ~ guest blog by Sarah Jane Cullinane

As a non-skateboarder, my long-standing support for the LLSB campaign was not born of athleticism or active participation in the sport. Initially I simply respected the efforts of a community to defend its assets and stake a rightful claim to space. I was further impressed by the strength and collaboration of the community and greatly […]

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LLSB speaks at World Town Planning Day 2014: Who has a right to the city?

LLSB was invited by the Royal Town Planning Institute to speak at  their ‘Who has a right to the city?’ event as part of World Town Planning Day 2014, hosted by New London Architecture at The Building Centre in London on 4th November 2014.   To read the event review click here: http://rtpilondoncalling.wordpress.com/2014/11/11/event-review-world-town-planning-day-2014-who-has-a-right-to-the-city/   Long Live Southbank full […]

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LLSB Open Letter to Norwich City Council on proposed skate ban

As Norwich City Council propose a blanket ban on skateboarding in the City Centre, Long Live Southbank write an open letter in support of the Norwich Skate Scene who are opposing the ban. Dean Khalil frontside flip in Norwich. Image by Lee Kirby   Is your Councillor really representing YOU?   LLSB PRESS RELEASE 23RD NOVEMBER: […]

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Recent Long Live Southbank Videos

Apologies for the lack of updates to this page. Over the last few months we have released a number of videos, increasing the pressure on the Southbank Centre to sign the deal guaranteeing the future of the space and then eventually celebrating the success of the campaign. To stay fully update with all future LLSB […]

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