'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 – 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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Look Familiar? The Festival Wing and other failures

In March 2013, the Southbank Centre unveiled dramatic plans to transform the complex of buildings comprising the Hayward Gallery, Purcell Room and Queen Elizabeth Hall (QEH), including the creation of new roof gardens, a glass pavilion and ‘liner building’, and critically, the infilling of the Undercroft beneath the QEH – used for decades by skateboarders, […]

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