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Tracey Emin installation receives rave reviews

Award-winning artist Tracey Emin CBE, RA, known for her autobiographical work, has a new installation at an art studio close to Elephant and Castle. Running until 7 April, the major exhibition – A Fortnight of Tears – spans a number of installations throughout White Cube Bermondsey’s galleries and includes sculpture, neon, painting, film, photography and drawing. What the reviews say: …

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Improving Your Health in Elephant and Castle

We all know the saying ‘you are what you eat’, but when was the last time you focused on your diet and lifestyle? As Nutrition and Hydration Week gets under way, we’ve been looking at ways to eat healthily on a budget and be more active in and around Elephant and Castle. The awareness event was introduced in 2012 with …

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Put your best foot forward in East Walworth

Are you sitting comfortably? Well it’s time to get up and stretch those legs on a walk that will boost body and mind between the inviting parks in South London Whatever your age and fitness level, walking on your own or in a group enables you to go at your own pace. Walking is the greenest mode of transport there …

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Elephant Park is proud to celebrate Pride

The annual event aims to promote equality and diversity by celebrating the lives and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities – this year’s theme is Peace, Activism and Reconciliation. The awareness month began in the US in 1994 to coincide with the National Coming Out Day. In the UK, February has been dedicated to the observance of LGBT+ …

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Celebrating women’s achievements

Celebrations are taking place around the world today (March 8) to mark International Women’s Day. The theme of this year’s event is #BalanceforBetter and, as always, it puts the spotlight firmly on women, recognising their social, economic, cultural and political achievements and highlighting the ongoing need for gender parity. It’s more than a century since 15,000 influential and inspirational women …

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#Balanceforbetter

Our team at Elephant Park have been getting ready for International Women’s Day this week, which takes place on Friday 8 March.

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Appreciating our apprentices

Kemell Davidson, 20, – currently a Platt and Reilly  apprentice fixer/dryliner – decided to attend a pre-employment course at the Southwark Construction Skills Centre to work for a building qualification and obtain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme card. At the same time, the Peabody Housing Association – which owns and manages around 55,000 homes in London and the south east …

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The Elephant & Castle Community Fund is open for applications

Applications are now being invited for funding support from this year’s Elephant & Castle Community Fund. The initiative was introduced in 2012 by Lendlease and Southwark Council to give financial support to organisations that benefit people who live, work and study within Elephant & Castle. It was initially launched to support organisations during the regeneration of the area and has …

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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!