The LLSB Guide To Saving A Skate Spot: The Interviews

The Long Live Southbank Guide To Saving A Skate Spot Following on from the Kingpin Magazine article where LLSB give an insight into how to save your skate spot and run a successful campaign, here we publish our conversations with other campaigning groups we have worked with: Black Blocks in Atlanta, Drug Store in Norwich, Chopper […]

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'LONG LIVE SOUTHBANK: An Exploration into the Skateboard Community’s Relevance to Public Space Governance in London' by Stuart Maclure

‘LONG LIVE SOUTHBANK: An Exploration into the Skateboard Community’s Relevance to Public Space Governance in London’ by Stuart Maclure, 2016.   Over the past 3 years Southbank and LLSB have featured in numerous student essays and dissertations across the UK and around the globe. We’re stoked to read how an inspired generation wants to make […]

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You Can't Move History Workshop Talk

Yesterday, the 24th November, saw the finale of the ‘You Can’t Move History’ project, with a film screening, workshops and talks at the House of Vans, Waterloo. Organised by a team of academics and arts collective BrazenBunch aiming to investigate and broaden understanding of young people and heritage, the day brought together a wide range […]

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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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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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Mainstream Media Misses The Point

By anyone’s standards, this has been a successful campaign. True, we have not yet ‘won’. However we have collected well over 140,000 members, triggered debates in parliament, won the support of the Mayor of London, blocked two planning applications, and most importantly forced the Southbank Centre to reconsider the destruction of a space so many […]

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40 Years Later… 1 Year On: Undercroft Community Jam – 4 May

Image by Ben Stewart Few would have anticipated one year ago that Long Live Southbank, a coming together of enthusiastic but politically inexperienced skateboarders, BMXers, writers, creatives, and assorted sympathisers would have managed so effectively to stall the behemoth that was the Festival Wing plan, with its intended destrution of the Southbank skate spot. But […]

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