Welcome to Waveland – the magazine section of our website. Here you’ll find feature articles and stories. This includes an ongoing series of stories that focus on the UK skateboarding scene of the 1980s.

GARDEN PROMISES – A History Of Virginia Astley
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The 1980s saw a particularly fervent period in the UK music scene. It saw the rise of a broad variety of bands and artists that perhaps gave the decade a much more pop-orientated industry than the one that preceded it. … Read More

Attack Of The Clones
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Exploring Hollywood’s reliance on the rinse & repeat method of filmmaking… The announcement of a new entry in the Star Wars film series provoked an unsurprising groundswell of interest from both press and fans alike. The Force Awakens sees JJ … Read More

Farnborough : Inbetween Days
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Exploring the early skate culture of Farnborough… The post-boom years for skateboarding were a very strange time. During these ‘Wilderness Years’, the rise of BMX had gripped the nation’s youth and skateboarding appeared to be relegated to the past. Despite … Read More

The Dream World of FIFI RONG
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Songwriter and singer Fifi Rong has been carefully building up her own musical profile over recent years, an effort which has resulted in the captivating debut single ‘Over You’. Originating from from China, Fifi has weaved in Chinese Folk elements … Read More

Crystal Palace : Sweat My Youth Away
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By the time 1983 had rolled around, Crystal Palace half pipe had been shifted back beyond the bridge. It had also been resurfaced and had the addition of an Alpine Action logo on the back. Once again, the ESA (English … Read More

Crystal Palace : From Safety To Where…?
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“It’s weird green thing”. I appeared sceptical at an associate’s description of seeing the Crystal Palace half pipe for the first time. Having spent the initial post-boom years simply skating Woolwich (occasionally venturing as far as Romford or Fordham Park … Read More

New Cross Calling
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When skateboarding had taken off during the 1970s it had also sparked off a period of purpose-built skateparks, particularly in London. Locations such as Skate City became legendary as the early pioneers of dedicated spots for skating. 1978 saw the … Read More

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