Southbank Minute: Episode 11 – ‘Subvert’. Filmed by Tim Leighton Boyce @timlb and edited by Winstan Whitter. Tim’s story: “My favourite Southbank moment was the Powell tour in 1988: Dobie borrowing my camera for a moment and getting the best shot of the day. Typical! Southbank means a lot to me. I used to hang around there taking pictures before skateboarding. Then in around 1975 or 76 I took my first skate pictures there of friends, although I really learnt to take skate pictures a bit later at Harrow and Rolling Thunder. Going to South Bank was the best way of keeping in touch with skaters during the dark ages. I can't remember which was the main night when most people would be there. But in the days before mobile phones it served as a communication hub as well as a skate spot. It was the heart of London skating. I want the tradition of Southbank to survive unbroken. Evolution is fine – all the concrete additions came after my time – but I hope some of the original features survive. So many have already gone. I am amazed by what the campaigners have achieved. I do not believe it would have happened 20 years ago. I don't intend this as criticism of the people involved back then – many things were different then. I'm just acknowledging my admiration for what the current generation have done. Tim” #LLSB #SBMINUTE #Southbank #timleightonboyce #winstanwhitter #ukskateboarding #youcanmakehistory

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