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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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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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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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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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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LLSB at the Architecture Foundation

  Last month, LLSB were invited to take part in a talk and discussion at the Architecture Foundation as part of their Culture + Commerce: Designs for a Different City series. “Launched in part in response to the controversy surrounding the removal of the skate park from the Southbank undercroft, and the increasing elision of […]

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LLSB Respond to the Southbank Centre False Claims

On the 25th of September the Southbank Centre sent out a public email titled ‘Update: Southbank Open Forum’. This email contained a number of false claims about both the Open Forum and Long Live Southbank. We have since contacted them twice to retract these claims and are disappointed to have received no response. In the […]

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