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Long Live Southbank Long Live Southbank documents the history and culture of this iconic London landmark, which was threatened by amillion redevelopment, announced in MarchThe Southbank Centre proposed designs to transform the Southbank Undercroft skate park into retail units, relocating the revered and popular skate spot further down the river, beneath the Hungerford Bridge Long Live Southbank was produced in conjunction with the campaign, the success of which was celebrated in September of , when it was announced that the undercroft had been saved The undercroft is a treasured space that has been home to skateboarders, BMX riders and graffiti artists for the lastyears Long Live Southbank documents this history through originally commissioned photography and a wealth of archival images donated via the campaign s websiteThese have been divided into chapters exploring and celebrating the history, architecture, culture and community that has evolved within this iconic space Long Live Southbank is a non profit organisation dedicated to protecting the Southbank Undercroft from redevelopment and preserving the iconic home of the city s skateboarders, BMXers and artists for generations to come

About the Author: Steffan Blayney

Ellen Parnavelas is an author and editor based in London, UK

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