'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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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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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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Beyond The Lens – Interview with Sam Ashley

Beyond The Lens: Interview with Sam Ashley, Photo Editor at Free Skateboard Magazine   LLSB caught up with renowned London-based skate photographer, Sam Ashley, who found time to talk to us ahead of launching the new pan-European skateboard magazine, Free Skate Mag. Sam has been a staple in the UK skate scene for over a decade […]

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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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Southbank Space ~ guest blog by Sarah Jane Cullinane

As a non-skateboarder, my long-standing support for the LLSB campaign was not born of athleticism or active participation in the sport. Initially I simply respected the efforts of a community to defend its assets and stake a rightful claim to space. I was further impressed by the strength and collaboration of the community and greatly […]

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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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PRESS RELEASE – Judge Lang calls for Government intervention in Long Live Southbank Village Green Court Hearing

A dramatic twist was delivered at the Royal Courts of Justice today in the campaign to preserve Southbank Undercroft. In a most unusual move on what was to be the final day of Long Live Southbank’s judicial review hearing at the High Court today, and plainly in reaction to the difficult issues raised by the […]

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PRESS RELEASE – Lambeth Council upholds Southbank Undercroft as Asset of Community Value

On the 28th February Lambeth Council said it “confirmed it is upholding the decision to list the Undercroft at Southbank Centre as an Asset of Community Value. Southbank Centre appealed the listing, granted in July 2013, but following an internal review, Lambeth Council’s decision stands”. The decision comes despite the Southbank Centre’s QC turning up […]

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