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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LLSB – Delivering a Letter to Lambeth

On the 2nd January Long Live Southbank with hundreds of skateboarders made the 3 mile journey from the iconic Southbank skate spot to Lambeth Town Hall to hand-deliver a record-breaking 27,286 objections to the Southbank Centres controversial Festival Wing plans, in a bid to halt what has become the most unpopular planning application in UK […]

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'Open Space' forum; Open to interpretation

An ‘Open Forum’ was held this weekend by The Southbank Centre where 500 people specifically invited by them were asked to attend a discussion in which “the participants create the agenda themselves on the day”. LLSB attended the weekend forum in an observational capacity to monitor the ethics, fairness and integrity – especially given the […]

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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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TIMEOUT: ICONIC SOUTHBANK SKATE SPOT UNDER THREAT

London skateboarders get a rough deal. Not only do they have to put up with some of the worst weather in the world, but they now have to contend with the fact that the capital’s most famous skate spot is to be demolished. On March 6, the Southbank Centre announced new plans for the ‘Festival […]

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