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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'SKATEBOARD NOTTINGHAM: Skateboarding and Nottingham's Development' by Chris Lawton

‘SKATEBOARD NOTTINGHAM: Skateboarding and Nottingham’s Development’ by Chris Lawton, 2016.     We’re stoked that LLSB keeps inspiring people and putting on pressure on local government to stop their habit of undemocratic support of consumerism over culture through draconian limited vision and self-serving politicians. Skateboarding is not a crime.  We’re gassed to read how an […]

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LLSB: Southbank Undercroft ~ Proposal for Restoration of Original Design and Vision

LLSB: Southbank Undercroft ~ Proposal for Restoration of Original Design and Vision To download your copy, please click the link below: SOUTHBANK UNDERCROFT ~ Proposal for Restoration of Original Design and Vision Last September, when we signed the agreement with the Southbank Centre protecting our skate spot in the long term, we were quite rightly […]

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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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Dance and Disobedience – A Festival of Fusions Celebrating International Street Cultures

A Festival of Fusions Celebrating International Street Cultures 12th October 2013 @ the Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA Fusing music, dance, visual arts, words and fashion the Dance & Disobedience Festival creates a common ground for all the cultures that use the streets as a playground for expression – come and […]

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LLSB and X-Treme Video event at By Walski

Last night we hosted our very first LLSB event in collaboration with X-Treme Video at their store By Walski in Shoreditch. It was an evening dedicated to raising awareness for the cause and provided the perfect opportunity to present two of Southbank’s emerging talents in film and photography. We wanted to invite people to become […]

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Concrete Canvas: an essay by Ben Gore

“Skaters by their very nature are urban guerrillas: they make everyday use of the useless artifacts of the technological burden, and employ the handiwork of the government/corporate structure in a thousand ways that the original architects could never dream of.” Craig Stecyk Skateboarding is a creative response to the urban environment. Through the eyes of […]

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Subversive Beauty at the Southbank Undercroft

Oli Mould, director of taCity and lecturer in Human Geography at Royal Holloway, wrote this excellent blog about the Festival Wing plans addressing the key arguments of cultural creativity and commercial development, debunking some of the myths surrounding the controversial scheme and making a case for preservation of the Undercroft. The new ‘Festival Wing‘ development […]

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