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, Welcome Skate Store (2014 – 2019)

Video Work

Quartersnacks: ‘Favorite Spot’ 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 / 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 – 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 – Manchester Metropolitan University (2016 – 2019)


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

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