'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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You Can't Move History Workshop Talk

Yesterday, the 24th November, saw the finale of the ‘You Can’t Move History’ project, with a film screening, workshops and talks at the House of Vans, Waterloo. Organised by a team of academics and arts collective BrazenBunch aiming to investigate and broaden understanding of young people and heritage, the day brought together a wide range […]

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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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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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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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EAST GERMAN YOUTH BRASS ORCHESTRA PLAY THE UNDERCROFT

Long Live Southbank met today with a brass band from East Germany to highlight the inspirational and collaborative power of the arts in this thriving community on the riverside. The Jugendblasorchester from Halle are in the UK as part of an exchange with Nottingham Music School. The opportunity for the outfit of 50 young musicians […]

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METRO: THE BATTLE OF SOUTH BANK – WILL SKATER'S BE ALLOWED TO KEEP THEIR TERRITORY?

‘I see this as a small victory for the campaign – but this is by no means over.’ Freelance skate film-maker Henry Edwards-Wood is feeling cautiously triumphant. Long Live Southbank, the group of skateboarders and BMX riders for which he is the spokesperson, has managed to delay the Southbank Centre’s £120million development plan, which will […]

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LLSB’S Week Of Action

It was a busy time at Long Live Southbank HQ last week as months of hard campaigning culminated in a week of action to highlight the value of the Undercroft and need to protect it as it is in its current location. As the Southbank Centre’s Creative Director increased the pressure on Undercroft users to […]

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