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08/06/2018
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Flashback Friday – The History of Nike

Today we are taking a look into the history of Nike and how it became one of the biggest, most well-known sportswear clothing companies of today, born all from the back of a car. First up, a bit about Nike’s heritage… Nike, pronounced ‘Ni-key’, is the winged goddess of victory according to ancient Greek mythology. She sat at the side of Zeus, the ruler of the Olympic pantheon, in Olympus. A mystical presence, symbolising victorious encounters, Nike presided over history’s earliest battlefields. Fast forward to today, “Nike is the 20th century footwear that lifts the... Read More

11/05/2018
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Flashback Friday – The Birthplace of British Skateboarding

The Undercroft of the Southbank Centre has been the heart of London Skateboarding for the past 40 years. With a constant battle between the building’s owners and skateboarders, we’re delving into a bit of history about the famous skatepark. The undercroft skateboarding area was an unused space appropriated as a cultural and recreational facility within the South Bank complex that has been used consistently for the last 40 years. Skateboarders initially adopted the area but it quickly became used my BMXers, inline skaters, graffiti artists and many other creatives like street... Read More