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It’s time to Tap In

The Tap In is a new concept from the founders of Six Yard Box and Hop Art – which was developed in Artworks Elephant – and showcases the founders’ strong passion for craft beer. The ‘new home for craft beer in Southwark’ will be a place for people to enjoy some of the best and freshest ales in the area, …

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Popular London noodle bar to bring taste of Japan to Elephant & Castle

KOI Ramen Bar’s authentic Japanese noodles already have quite a following in parts of south London, where dedicated customers simply can’t get enough of them. Ahead of the restaurant’s move to Elephant Park’s Sayer Street we speak to chef/operator Ming Chan about his hopes for the new venture. It’s all about the noodles at KOI Ramen Bar. Husband-and-wife team Ming …

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Craft beer and authentic Japanese ramen coming to Elephant Park

Two more independent food and drink businesses have announced plans to move into Sayer Street, in Elephant Park, in the coming months. Craft beer bar and bottleshop The Tap In, and authentic Japanese noodle restaurant KOI Ramen Bar, are both set to take up residence at Elephant Park later this year. The Tap In began life within Artworks Elephant, an …

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Tales from Elephant & Castle: Viktoria Redman

Starting in 1998, Viktoria Redman began ‘Clay Workshops’, a creative space for children in her workshop based in Pullens Yard. She is a potter, artist and educator living and working in London. In the latest Tales from Elephant & Castle video series, we look at the drive and passion behind Viktoria’s work, and what it means to her to help …

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Elephant Park to host sold-out Midsummer Night’s Dream

Elephant Park will provide the leafy setting for a contemporary performance of Shakespeare’s classic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream this month. We speak to director John Whelan to find out why central London’s newest park is the perfect spot for the tale of young love and woodland quarrels. People’s Company Director John Whelan doesn’t do nerves. Especially when the play …

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Top marks for Elephant and Castle schools

Elephant and Castle’s schools reflect the diversity and openness of the community. Every one of the area’s schools is focused on inclusivity and getting the best out of its pupils, regardless of background. Elephant and Castle boasts heaps of great schools. That’s not just a hunch: almost all schools in the area – both secondary and primary – are rated …

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Get your Body Movin’ at Ministry of Sound Fitness

London’s first fitness nightclub is a stone’s throw from Elephant Park, offering a way to work out while listening to some banging tunes. Ministry of Sound Fitness offers a range of classes for those looking to get fit in a friendly, ego-free environment. The biggest sound system, plus a two-person coaching team in every class, promises a workout that won’t …

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HeadStart London | Helping young people get ahead in the world of work

Young people in Elephant & Castle are getting a glimpse into the world of work with the help of an inspiring youth programme, across two approaches. HeadStart London Devised specifically for older teenagers, HeadStart London is a programme created by social integration charity The Challenge in partnership with Team London that is bridging the gap between education and work. The …

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Did you know London’s first female mayor was born in Southwark?

Ada Salter was a pioneering social reformer, changing politics and equality over her years as the first female councillor in Bermondsey and the very first female mayor in London, as well as beautifying the district, now part of the borough of Southwark. Ada, a proud environmentalist, was born in Northamptonshire. She moved to London in 1896 where she set about …

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South Social Film Festival’s Chilean flavour in Elephant Park

South Social Film Festival returns to Elephant Park this month to celebrate vibrant Chile through a free event with cinema, food and music. We talked to festival director Paola Melli about what the audience was treated to, and why Elephant Park is the perfect open-air venue to enjoy independent cinema. For other events in Elephant Park, check out the Events …