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Rob Wray 2003 — 2015
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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 [...]

Elephant Days

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A sense of community and diversity is a big thing [about the area] and what community can mean. People’s passion is another thing, and a set of values that you don’t often see on the surface of an area but they seem to be quite embedded in the place. With the threat of redevelopment [...]

Creative Research Into Sound Art Practice (CRiSPA)

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Networked Migrations, CRiSPA. Creative Research into Sound Practice is a research laboratory based at London College of Communication led by co-directors Cathy Lane and Angus Carlyle. The lab produces symposia, publications, exhibitions and events focused within sound art practice and discourse. Thematic avenues include Voice and Language, Sound and Environment, Listening Practices and Sonic [...]

Frontiers

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Frontiers. Rights: Off/Modern. FRONTIERS will represent a culture-clash, the gallery being as it is sandwiched between the wealth and prosperity of the city centre and monolithic council estates of the area. – Off/Modern Corsica Studios invited South East London arts collective Off/Modern to curate a group show at the roaming arts space [...]

Off/Modern at Corsica Studios

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Off/Modern at Corsica Studios. Image rights: Off/Modern. Our first monthly event was at Corsica Studios and it’s been there ever since. It acts as a platform for artists to showcase their work outside of college crits or the hyper-competitive gallery system and provides an unpretentious and fun environment for people to interact [...]

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 [...]

The Elephant Rooms

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A wandering art space occupying various empty shop units Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre throughout 2009. The roaming gallery was instigated by Corsica Studios founder Amanda Moss and brought together local art practitioners for week-long residencies within the shopping centre.

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 [...]