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.