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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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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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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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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Arto Saari: "Southbank is Part of the City"

Massively influential skateboarder and photographer, Arto Saari speaks out in support of the Long Live Southbank campaign. Saari first heard about the Southbank in the early nineties and its reputation as a creative and communal environment combined with its legacy in skateboarding history made it a spot he wanted to skate. Providing a space for […]

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A STATEMENT FROM LLSB: ‘YOU CAN’T MOVE HISTORY’

Long Live Southbank is dedicated to protecting the Southbank Undercroft and believe its culture and history to be irreplaceable and immovable. We are humbled by the support our campaign has received for its simple message – that the Undercroft should be preserved in its current form. We would like to thank all our members and […]

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Young People Get Politically Active in the Campaign to Save Southbank

On the 4th of July 2013 the Long Live Southbank team with the help of regular users of the Undercroft delivered over 12,000 individual objection forms via skateboard to Lambeth Town Hall. These forms had been collected over three months of solid hard work and determination by all involved with the aim to spread the […]

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Henry Edwards-Wood on the Long Live Southbank campaign

On Thursday the 4th July 2013 LLSB journeyed to Brixton to deliver over 14,000 individual objections to Lambeth Town hall! After handing what we understand to be the UK’s largest public objection of its kind at 1.30pm to Councillor Diana Braithwaite, and while the objections continued to pour in, LLSB spokesperson Henry Edwards-Wood shared his […]

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