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Long Live Southbank Skate Spot

Long Live Southbank Skate Spot

Over 40 years of local skate, BMX, graffiti and street art history are on the verge of being totally eradicated in England’s famous Southbank Centre. Thanks to a proposed extension that plans to add a new “festival wing” to the area, the current hub where skaters and writers unite is threatened by “re-location.” But all is not lost, however. Local skateboard activists like Henry Edwards-Wood have pieced together a legitimate Long Live SouthBank campaign that’s a lesson in grassroots organizing 101. Supporters can log on, sign the petition and even submit digital pleas for why the unofficial skatepark should be saved. Check out his interview with Huck where he discusses the anthropological and social implications of the hallowed skate grounds.

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