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Elephant Park to host Afro Jam

Elephant Park will provide the backdrop for an afternoon of African drumming, Caribbean food and breathtaking acrobatics when the vibrant Afro Jam takes place this September. Brought to the park by local company Uncle-Aug, we speak to director Augustine Nyemah about the Elephant & Castle-based organisation and his hopes for the event For more information about Uncle-Aug, visit www.uncle-aug.org To …

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Acting Up – a small theatre having a big social impact

Southwark Playhouse, less than a 10-minute walk away from Elephant Park, champions emerging talent, community spirit and the local playwrights of tomorrow. If you thought the only place to find great theatre in London is the West End, then think again. The off-West End scene is thriving: you can find theatres tucked away at the back of pubs, perched above …

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Debut event celebrates all things creative in Elephant & Castle

A map of creativity has led locals and visitors to explore Elephant & Castle this summer, as the inaugural Creative Elephant took place. It’s a collaboration between London College of Communication (LCC) and local creative organisations, and we spoke to Gill Henderson – cultural and communities partnership manager at the college and one of the key organisers – about the …

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Do something amazing – where to give blood in Elephant & Castle

Giving blood is the easiest way to save a life – and you can donate just 10 minutes from Elephant Park. You know what they say… not all heroes wear capes. By donating blood, you could aid someone in an emergency or give a new lease of life to a patient with a long-term illness. Giving blood couldn’t be easier. …

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55 East: a community space to work, meet, eat and drink

Close to Elephant Park, 55 East is a collection of spaces for local residents to work on their next project, showcase their produce and enjoy a delicious meal. As a co-working space, a café, a tapas bar, an events venue and a studio space, 55 East is many things. First and foremost, however, it’s a community-led project designed with local …

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Elmer arrives at the Elephant.

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, David McKee’s beloved children’s character, has arrived at Elephant Park, London. A special trail of community-design sculptures that celebrate diversity and inclusivity have been installed to mark his 30th birthday. Organised in conjunction with Wild in Art and Andersen Press, this is the first time an Elmer trail has been located in London. Ten specially-commissioned Elmer …

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TALES FROM ELEPHANT & CASTLE: ORBIT BEERS

The story of Orbit Beers began when founder, Robert Middleton, set off on a journey to Scotland to discover beer in the land of whiskey. In 2014, Robert and his team set-up in Walworth with the first batch brewed in July that year. Ever since, Orbit Beers has been going from strength to strength. Watch the video to find out …

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Looking to grow your business? Join us in Elephant Park!

Are you an independent Elephant and Castle business? Come check out our new retail opportunities, available from 2020, including dining destination Ash Avenue, and busy thoroughfare New Kent Road. Get in touch with our retail team and see what local Southwark operators and businesses can be offered by moving into Elephant Park. We’re getting busy! With many retail units under …

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Classic Elmer

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the first Andersen Press publication of the much-loved Elmer the Elephant children’s books. Elmer is a multi-coloured elephant who lives among a grey herd, and was worried about fitting in. Written and illustrated by David McKee, the charming tales of the patchwork elephant have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide, becoming a …

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Entertainment-packed summer in Elephant Park

Enjoy a packed programme of sports, entertainment and films in Elephant and Castle this summer with our newly launched big TV screen in Elephant Park. The Elephant Park open-air big screen will be showing a wide array of live TV, films and sport for all to come and enjoy. It is free to everyone of all ages to enjoy and …