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Elefest

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Elefest is special because it celebrates one of the most maligned and misunderstood areas of London, we created Elefest to celebrate the cultural and creative diversity of the area and the people who live in it. – Rob Wray, director Elefest A free festival which has been held annually since 2003, based in multiple [...]

Corsica Studios

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Corsica Studios. Image credit: Fresh To Death. It’s church for all these disparate musical communities that keep London exciting." Luke Turner, The Quietus Operating under two arches of Elephant and Castle's rail station since 2002, Corsica Studios is a forward thinking arts and music venue. First known as Corsica Arts Club, holding exhibitions, performances and [...]

Elefest 2013

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Elefest has been an ongoing event since 2003, bringing together films, music and people over several days in and around Elephant and Castle. 2013 events included the only UK screening of the restored Jamaican cult film The Harder They Come with a DJ set by Don Letts, pop-up market by TheStockMKT, pop-up ping pong in the Shopping Centre, the UK [...]

Plaza Latina 2016

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Plaza Latina, 2016. Photo Credit: Zoe Tynan-Campbell. London’s best Latin festival, bringing exotic, authentic vibes to Elephant and Castle. – Carnaval del Pueblo For the seventh year running, Carnaval del Pueblo threw street celebration Plaza Latina, bringing Latin America to East Street this year. Nursery Row Park became a Latin Barrio for [...]

Motion 2: Here Comes Everybody

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Window Concert on Arnside Street, August 2012. Image: Nela Milic and syz.y.gy. People seemed to have disappeared from these council’s, developers’ and even arts’ projects on regeneration. So, I engaged with people by opening the ground floor window of the space I was working in. – Nela Milic syz.y.gy, a housing cooperative group off [...]

The Manual: Ministry of Sound

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Cover, The Manual: Ministry of Sound. 'The Who, the What and the Where of Clubland', The Manual: Ministry of Sound, chronicles the world renowned venue from its beginnings, and includes words and photographs by the authors. Published in 1998, seven years after the club first opened, the book looks back at the history of the [...]

Ministry of Sound

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Guestlist queue outside of Ministry of Sound in 1991, its opening year. Image credit: Ministry of Sound. "My concept for Ministry was purely this: 100% sound system first, lights second, design third (in that order); the reverse of everyone else’s idea." Justin Berkmann, a founding member of the club, in The Manual: Ministry of Sound. [...]

A Ritual for Elephant & Castle: Live at The Coronet

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Marcus Coates with Chrome Hoof live at The Coronet. Image credit: Nick David. Image courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery. Vision Quest: A Ritual for Elephant & Castle is a documentary film which explores the transitions currently taking place in the South London neighbourhood. The documentary follows artist/shaman Marcus Coates as [...]

Vision Quest: A Ritual for Elephant & Castle

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Still, Vision Quest: A Ritual for Elephant and Castle by Marcus Coates. Photo credit: Nick David. Vision Quest: A Ritual for Elephant & Castle is a documentary film which explores the transitions currently taking place in the South London neighbourhood. The documentary follows artist/shaman Marcus Coates as he sets out on [...]