The Undercroft Old Space is an important part of the Southbank Undercroft. It was discovered by skateboarders in 1973 and quickly developed into one of the most important skateboarding spots in the world. With the intention of a temporary closure, it was boarded up in 2004 and has not been skated since.
It is incredibly important, whether you skate or not. The Southbank Undercroft is a rare free creative space in the very heart of London, and this restoration would create a far more complete space for young people to develop creatively. Whether that is through skateboarding, BMX, art, filmmaking or photography, it will enrich London’s cultural life, give young people positive and creative outlets as well as a much needed sense of community.
In the skateboarding world this would be of huge importance. This space is the longest continually skated space in the world. It’s restoration will be a landmark for skateboarders across the globe.
There is plenty you can do to help! Individual donations are always welcome over at www.llsbdonate.com and encouraging others to support as well is great as well. Beyond this, there is plenty more you can do to help. Spreading the word and talking about the restoration to as many people as possible and sharing our latest news on your social media channels can make a really big difference.
Everyone has different skills and connections. It’s a community project, so we can all think about who we can talk to, who we can put in contact and how that can make a really big difference. Please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are also interested in volunteering with Long Live Southbank and have time that you can dedicate consistently and reliably then similarly please email us on email@example.com.
Long Live Southbank has written a comprehensive article, designed to help other campaigns. This has been published by Kingpin and can be viewed here, with full interviews appearing on the blog section of this website. More advice can also be seen in our article in SkateJawn and can be seen here
Long Live Southbank are committed to sharing the knowledge we have gained as widely as possible, helping others to stand up for free creative space. If you would like more advice, please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.