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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Beyond The Lens ~ Interview with George Toland

Beyond The Lens: Interview with George Toland, Filmmaker for Serious Adult   Dropping online yesterday, the Serious Adult Promo was filmed and edited by LLSB campaigner George Toland. With a healthy dose of Southbank locals mixed in amongst Jersey ripper Luka Pinto and young Oxford shredder Cam Barr’s sections, the video highlights the quality of […]

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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 Southbank X Cliché with Andrew Brophy Skateboard

We are proud to present in collaboration with Cliché and Andrew Brophy the first Long Live Southbank skateboard. The board presents the historical importance of the iconic space in a montage of photographs and includes the LLSB logo. All proceeds will go back into the campaign dedicated to the preservation of the historic Southbank Undercroft. We […]

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LLSB and X-Treme Video event at By Walski

Last night we hosted our very first LLSB event in collaboration with X-Treme Video at their store By Walski in Shoreditch. It was an evening dedicated to raising awareness for the cause and provided the perfect opportunity to present two of Southbank’s emerging talents in film and photography. We wanted to invite people to become […]

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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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Marc Vallée: Defensible Architecture and the Privatisation of the Undercroft

photography by Marc Vallee “The physical space of most American and some European cities is becoming privatised. And in the process of this privatisation, deviants who defy defensive architecture are prohibited, demonised and excluded. A class war is being fought, at the level of space. Along with this recapitulation of space goes an extensive iconography; […]

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