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Inspiring Women of Southwark

The production by The People’s Company, in partnership with Southwark Playhouse, is based on the unique stories of the influential women – historical and contemporary – from Southwark. Last year marked 100 years of women’s suffrage, and this play has been created to celebrate women and maintain the focus on gender equality. As well as Southwark Playhouse, the production is …

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Did you know? George Shillibeer

Long before the days of black cabs and Uber, horse-drawn public buses were the way to get around London. We look at how one person’s work in France led to a revolutionary way to travel to Southwark. He was so impressed by the efficiency of the French capital’s new horse-drawn bus service that in 1829  he  decided to start his …

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The fruity (and flowery) history of Elephant & Castle

Elephant and Castle hasn’t always looked the way it does today. In the 18th century, Newington Causeway and Newington Butts (then simply Newington) and the area to the west of Walworth Road were low-lying and marshy – perfect conditions for growing fruit, vegetables and flowers.

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People, Places and Perspectives: Carola Cappellari

Please tell us a little about yourselfMy name is Carola Cappellari and I am originally from Venice, Italy. I came to London three years ago with the idea of staying for a maximum of six months, but I am still here! What do you do now, and what are you hoping to do in the future?I am currently in my …

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People, Places and Perspectives: Fanni Sutus

Photography degree students from the University of Arts London (UAL) London College of Communication (LCC) took part in a creative project to showcase the essence of Elephant & Castle. We spoke to one of the photographers, Fanni Sutus, about her images and inspiration. Headshot credit: Mon Levchenkova www.monlev.com What’s your name? And a little about you as a person (background, …

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The animals went in two by two

London Zoo is certainly the place to visit today to see wild and wonderful creatures in the capital, but in the 1800s Walworth was home to the only zoo in the UK to have giraffes as its residents. The new piece of public artwork at Walworth Square, produced by London-based artist Kerry Lemon, celebrates the animals that once called this …