Farran Golding is a journalist based in Leeds, West Yorkshire whose work predominantly focuses on skateboarding; documenting the culture’s historical and contemporary stories across interviews, essays and short films.


Closer Skateboarding: Contributing Editor (2022 – present)

Quartersnacks: Correspondent (2019 – present)

Slam City Skates: Editorial & Content Manager (2021 – 2022), Contributing Writer (2019 – 2021)

Sidewalk Magazine: Editor-at-Large (2013 – 2018)

Speedway Magazine: Editor (2015 – present)

Selected Editorial Contributions

Other Editions (‘Please, Don’t Forget This’), Vague Skate Mag, The Skateboarder’s Companion, The Scribe by Northern Monk Brew Co., Keen Distribution


Quartersnacks ‘Favorite Spot’ & Deep Dive series

BUBBLEGUM: A Short Film Exploring John Carpenter’s ‘They Live’ – Rough Trade Books

Design, Concept and Editorial

AVE, photo: O’Meally (Vans, 2019)

Events and Screenings

Civic Leeds presents Photosynthesis & ‘The Hour is Here’ – A Transmission with Joe Castrucci / Leeds, 10th June 2022

Hyde Park Picure House presents ‘Favorite Spot’ – A Quartersnacks Series / Leeds, 18th March 2022

In Conversation with Craig Oldham – Louder Than Words Festival Manchester, 9th November 2019 (Host)

BUBBLEGUM Screening and Q&A – Louder Than Words Festival, Manchester, 8th November 2019

BUBBLEGUM Premiere & They Live Exhibition by Craig Oldham Closing Party β€” Village Books, Leeds, 28th March 2019

In Conversation with Gemma Cairney – Louder Than Words Festival, Manchester / 9th November 2018 (Co-Host)


First Class Hons BA Multimedia Journalism β€” Manchester Metropolitan University (2016 – 2019)


“Surely amongst the best of our new skate media, Farran Golding’s ‘Favourite Spot’ series blends archival video with the voices of skaters who know, and likely love, these places better than anyone. Golding’s curation is as thoughtful and effective as his silent role in these rich, ranging, and extremely fun conversations. As our lives are increasingly defined by learning how to ignore, each new ‘Favourite Spot’ is a cause for settling in, hunkering down, and opening all receptors.” β€” Kyle Beachy, author of The Most Fun Thing: Dispatches From A Skateboard Life (2022)

‘Farran Golding on Favorite Spots and Mark Suciu’ with Mostly Skateboarding Podcast (2021)

‘Have You Heard About This Bench?’ – New York Magazine (2021)

“The internet’s busiest skate nerd” β€” Cardiff Skateboard Club (2023)