'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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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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Reasons Why We Should Save the Undercroft – Infographics by Claire Hagen and Bobby Groves

– The oldest continually skated spot in the world – 40,000 individual objections to the Festival Wing planning application – 120,000 Long Live Southbank members and counting – Support from English Heritage, the Twentieth Century Society and the London Mayor Thanks to LLSB members Claire Hagen and Bobby Groves for these awesome infographics, available to […]

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Long Live South Bank Cultural Inclusivity ~ guest blog by David Holloway

Photograph by Joshua Gray I am an urban anthropologist working with young people who has been interested in contemporary graffiti since its emergence in London in the 80’s.  In the 90’s I curated the first graffiti exhibitions in the UK: at the South London Art Gallery and then at the Whitechapel.  Core to the message […]

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D*FACE X LLSB: South Bank Paint Attack

Earlier this month D*Face collaborated with the Long Live Southbank campaign in a creative project using his bespoke spray-can skateboard apparatus. With remote controlled cans Palace Skateboards pro Chewy Cannon and co. painted the floor leaving trails behind them as they cruised and carved the hallowed banks and flatland of the Southbank undercroft. Here D*Face, […]

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D*face on Southbank

Prolific Street Artist and 80’s southbank skateboarder D*face talks about the cultural and historical importance of the Undercroft which is under threat from redevelopment. D*face was down to work with the local skaters and pros with his custom skateboard spray-can apparatus. Southbank Paint Attack video dropping Thursday 11th July […]

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D*Face: “Without the South Bank I Wouldn't be the Artist I am Today”

A certain Marty Mcfly may have encouraged D*Face’s parents to buy him a skateboard but it was at the South Bank where his love for skateboarding flourished. The celebrated street artist shares his own story of the South Bank and how this iconic skate spot not only enabled him to become a skateboarder but also […]

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