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Big thanks to everybody who’s listened to and shared the latest episode with Long Live South Bank. Seems like the theme of protecting our own culture and history struck a chord with listeners. Which other movements in action sports should I represent?

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So I spruced up the @teemill site and added a few women’s specific styles like this fetching red number.
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Looking Sideways shared Long Live Southbank’s post.

Episode 039, my interview with Long Live Southbank dropped yesterday. We discussed their campaign to save the Undercroft and the history of skating at Southbank. Check this amazing 1970s news report on the original Southbank skate scene for a history lesson.

“The movement has shown the power of passion, and a love for skating”
Some timeless early 90s indicators in the house in this classic 1991 @readanddestroy shot of Lewis Ashenden at Southbank.
In episode 039, I met up with the @longlivesouthbank team to discuss their campaign to save the legendary skate spot, and dig into the history of skating here.
Listened yet? Link in bio if not. Which other campaigns or threatened surf or skate spots should I cover on the show? Let me know in the comments. –


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“The movement represents this part of city life that everybody knows is diminishing. The context of our times makes it more important, and I think people recognised that”.

�What kind of city do we want to live in? It’s a fundamental question, particularly today, when urban spaces are becoming ever more homogenised and commodified. And it’s why the Long Live Southbank campaign, created to protect one of London’s most culturally important skate spots, struck such a chord.

In March 2018, I headed to the Undercroft to meet Stu McClure of Long Live Southbank and find out exactly how they saved this iconic skate spot. The result is my first Looking Sideways conversation about a spot rather than an individual, and about the cultural importance of spots in our community and scene.

Its a brilliant tale this one, one with many themes with relevance that go way beyond skateboarding, as important to this story as that it. Its about Southbank the spot, of course, but it’s also about positive activism, the importance of cooperation over conflict, and who gets to write the cultural history of a city.

Massive thanks to The Read and Destroy Archive for this classic 1988 shot of Sean Goff

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“The movement represents this part of city life that everybody knows is diminishing. The context of our times makes it more important, and I think people recognised that”.⠀

What kind of city do we want to live in? It’s a fundamental question, particularly today, when urban spaces are becoming ever more homogenised and commodified. And it’s why the @longlivesouthbank campaign, created to protect one of London’s most culturally important skate spots, struck such a chord.⠀

In March 2018, I headed to the Undercroft to meet Stu McClure of @longlivesouthbank and find out exactly how they saved this legendary spot. The result is my first @WelookSideways conversation about a spot rather than an individual, and about the cultural importance of spots in our community and scene. ⠀

Its a brilliant tale this one, one with many themes with relevance that go way beyond skateboarding, as important to this story as that it. Its about Southbank itself, of course, but it’s also about positive activism, the importance of cooperation over conflict, and who gets to write the cultural history of a city. ⠀

Massive thanks to @readanddestroy for this classic 1988 shot of @seangoff_toddtwist at Southbank.

Tag someone who grew up with an iconic skate spot, and gets why this whole thing has been so important. ⠀
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