Professional skateboarders rely on Southbank to practice. As well as being a mecca for skateboarders all over the world this is a very important place for many people not to mention the added value the park and professionals bring in terms of tourism.
The proposal to move the skate park means it is not regarded as equally important as the the other cultural facilities at Southbank and it shows they are being marginalised and it proves that Southbank strategy is elitist and not serving local people.
Many young local people start skating here, it is a social meeting place as well as a place for sport and artistic talent.
Sign the petition to let the people in charge know how you feel.
Want to escape to the country without ever leaving the comfort of Hackney? Get yourself down to A Fete Worse Than Death and celebrate the coming of spring with The Book Club. All the fun of a village fete, but with a Shoreditch twist.
John Langan Band
The Bonfire Band
The Elasticated Waist Band
Swallow Magazine will be taking over the Hewett Street gallery to celebrate Cinco De Mayo (The Fifth Day of May) in a Mexican style brunch-up!
Swallow have enlisted the likes of London food collective family, who will be bringing their own personal touch to the magazine’s Huevos Rancheros recipe, a hugely celebrated breakfast taco dish, made from sautéed corn tortillas and eggs in a rich and spicy salsa of tomato, garlic and chili – on sale for £4. Also expect delicious creations from Protein’s resident coffee extrodinaires DunneFrankowski, who will be on hand, making drinks inspired by the flavours of Mexico City.
Make sure you arrive early to get a taste of what’s on offer.
Mumdance is the brainchild of Brighton producer and DJ Jack Adams, and Different Circles is his bi-monthly party showcasing his eclectic tastes in music. Expect an anything-goes journey through electronic music.
Boy 8 Bit
Mumdance (Mad Decent / U.T.T.U)
The Memorable Kind
@ Birthdays, 33-35 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 8BJ
The Stylist’s Rail is a monthly wardrobe sale held at Birthdays on Stoke Newington Road on the 1st Saturday of every month and is back on Saturday May 4th.
Traders are a collective of London stylists, vintage aficionados, ASOS marketplace traders, and ladies and gentlemen with cast-offs to covet. They come to clear some space in their wardrobes … you come to fill yours! Come and get your pick of the treasures on The Stylist’s Rail.
@ Dalston Roof Park, 18 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL London
In House invites you up to the Dalston Roof Park to celebrate the launch of their summer series. The concept is focused on low-key, friends and family parties, catering for music lovers and creatives on the most inviting rood top space in East London.
Each month they will be housing secret guest appearances from some of the most exciting artists in the electronic world, playing alongside their trusted resident DJs and established East London collective Kitsch & Sync.
Tucked away behind King’s Cross and overlooking the Regent’s Canal, KXFS takes a disused BP garage to create a landmark canalside social and cultural space, enveloped on three sides by a curved glowing screen.
Be transported to 1960s California in this gas station-cum-screening room, settle in under the shelter of the old forecourt canopy, gaze up at the big screen, with your own headphones and blanket, to take a road trip through Americana without ever leaving the comfort of your seat. There is also a fully stocked bar area with American hot dogs, beers, wine, cocktails and bottomless filter coffee.
Sara Shamsavari renowned artist will be holding a discussion and giving her audience an opportunity to discover her motivation for exhibitions such as her recent London Veil series that was part of the WOW Festival.
A short film created by Nada Dahab and Andrew Seot about Sara’s journey on creating and inspiraiton behind her work will have its screening debut on the night.