Celebrating the opening of O’Callaghan Way

On Saturday 9th December we held a ‘Meet your Neighbours’ event for South Gardens, our latest completed phase of the Elephant Park development. The event took the form of a small street party and was held on O’Callaghan Way to celebrate its official opening. The party was a huge success, with local residents old and new coming together to mark …

Elephant Park celebrates National Tree Week

National Tree Week  Last week was National Tree Week, the UK’s largest annual tree celebration to mark the start of the winter tree planting season.  As explained by Trees for Cities, trees in urban areas play a vital role across everything from energy conservation to enriching habitats and biodiversity, and from improving air quality to reducing flood risks. Bringing communities together …

2017 Community Fund Series: CoolTan Arts to expand their iconic CoolWalks volunteering base to help locals with mental health issues

The Elephant and Castle Community Fund, delivered in partnership by Lendlease and Southwark Council, supports a diverse range of projects and workshops in the local community each year. Originally set up in 2012, we are proud to have donated £25k once again to this year’s fund alongside Southwark Council to support a range of organisations’ projects from support work to …

Guy Fawkes Night at Elephant Park

Following the opening of the first phase of our new park earlier this year, we were delighted to be able to hold a Guy Fawkes Night event at Elephant Park on Sunday. The event featured a beautifully-choreographed fireworks display set to music and performances from local dancers and musicians. Here’s how the evening went. With the event over-subscribed, we were …

2017 Community Fund Series: Paxton Green Time Bank to deliver a series of language conversation sessions and social trips for locals

The Elephant and Castle Community Fund 2017 delivered in partnership with Southwark Council will share £50,000 between a range of community organisations to support a diverse collection of local projects. We are proud to have donated to the fund to support an amazing range of community projects. This next post in our Community Fund 2017 blog series looks at what …

Artworks Elephant hosts its first World Food Festival

As big fans of delicious food, tasty drinks, and must-see experiences our taste buds can’t wait for the launch of the very first World Food Festival taking place at The Artworks Elephant this weekend (23-24th September). Offering you the chance to taste flavours and dishes from around the globe, the festival celebrates the coming together of the global community that …

2017 Community Fund Series: Latin American Disabled People’s Project to deliver expanded mental health and wellbeing programme in Southwark

The Elephant and Castle Community Fund 2017, delivered in partnership with Southwark Council, will donate £50,000 to a range of community organisations to deliver new projects from education and skill building projects, to helping older residents in the area. Our new blog series takes a look at what the winners have planned with this post, the second in our series …