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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Beyond the Lens ~ Interview with Jenna Selby

Beyond The Lens: Interview with Jenna Selby A Hemel Hempstead native, Jenna Selby started skating in 1998, around the same time that her interest in photography was developing. She spent many years shooting photos of female skaters for Cooler Magazine, alongside running Rogue Skateboards, now in their 10th year, and organising the annual Girl Skate […]

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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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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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Underdeveloped, Underused and Undernourished – Getting Inside The Mind Of An Arts Institution Struggling To Keep Up With The Times

Underdeveloped, Underused and Undernourished – Getting Inside The Mind Of An Arts Institution Struggling To Keep Up With The Times by Louis Woodhead It has been 6 months since the Southbank Centre begrudgingly resigned themselves to leaving the Undercroft be, for the meantime at least, after a long year in which their Festival Wing scheme […]

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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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