Bumbling South Bank outfoxed again by skatersmain
After 18 months of fierce opposition, London’s South Bank Centre has dropped plans to evict the skateboard park from beneath the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
The relocation was part of a £120m redevelopment project that has been denounced by the Mayor of London, the head of the National Theatre, prolitical groups on the left and right – everyone, in fact, except the supine Arts Council England which acts as godfather to the failing arts centre.
The South Bank chief, Alan Bishop, is a former advertising man and New Labour flunkey.
He needs to be moved on.
Read the skaters’ triumph here.