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Flipping ‘eck!

Did you know that an estimated 117 million pancakes will be consumed in the UK today? Or that around 52 million eggs will be used in the country’s batter? We’ve put together some fun facts around Shrove Tuesday below for you to enjoy and perhaps even try out for yourself!

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Did You Know? Thomas Middleton

Thomas Middleton was a renowned 17th century poet and playwright, who lived in Newington, Southwark. The industrious – and sometimes controversial – writer was one of the few dramatists of his time to achieve equal success in both comedy and tragedy. Born in 1580, he gained a reputation for describing people as he saw them, with comic gusto or searching irony. …

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Pedal power

Perhaps you’re looking for the perfect two-wheeler to transport yourself around the city? Situated in the heart of Elephant & Castle on Elephant Road is Recycling, one of London’s largest retailers of reconditioned bicycles. With over 250 bicycles of all makes and models on display you will be spoilt for choice. So, what are you waiting for? Why not start …

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Awards success for Elephant and Castle theatres

Southwark Playhouse’s award was for its revival of The Rink – the Tony award-winning musical about a battle to save a US East Coast ice rink from closure Founded in 1993, the Playhouse has established itself as one of London’s leading theatres and has put down strong roots in Southwark. The development of an engaging free-of-charge youth and community programme …

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People, Places and Perspectives: Marcin Nowak

Please tell us a little about yourselfMy name is Marcin Nowak and I am a Polish photographer, born in 1990 in Pabianice. After graduating from The Culinary College of Łòdź as a chef in 2009, I moved to London in 2011. Here, I completed a BA (Hons) in photojournalism and documentary photography (PDP) at the LCC, University of the Arts …

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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 …