Tim Hopkins, Pippa Nissen, Tansy Davies, Mira Calix, Blake Morrison 21 Jun 2007
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Elephant and Castle

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Elephant and Castle, Snape Maltings 21 June 2007. A project commissioned by Aldeburgh Music which took place during Aldeburgh Festival in June 2007 was directed by Tim Hopkins and devised for the stage by Pippa Nissen. An opera set in Elephant and Castle, a series of seven sets and backdrops was devised as a roaming performance across the Suffolk [...]

Elephant & Castle: Memory And Place

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Memory and Place at Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre, 19th March 2016. Image credit: The People's Bureau. Siobhan Davies Dance, Entelechy Arts and The People’s Bureau together with local day centres and community groups in Southwark collaborated to create a durational dance piece performed at the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre on [...]

Designed Elements

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Performance, Designed Elements. Photo by Gorm Ashurst. Designed Elements was a durational dance piece performed at the temporary arts and music venue, The Paperworks, located off of Newington Causeway. The performance was the result of dance workshops and iterative choreography led by dancer and choreographer Charlotte Spencer and landscape designer Anoushka Feiler with participants aged 14-21. [...]

Camberwell Free Library

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Camberwell Free Library. Image credit: Bob Speel. Theatre Delicatessen are working with Southwark Council to transform Camberwell Free Library, also known as the Passmore Edwards Old Library or simply the Old Library. Situated in the middle of Burgess Park, bisecting it North South on Wells Way, this marks the first phase to transform [...]

The Mobile Meadow

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The Mobile Meadow Seedling Walk. Photo credit-Gorm-Ashurst In March 2014, The Mobile Gardeners invited the public to plant up wild flowers around Elephant and Castle. The main sites were outdoors at Siobhan Davies Dance, Charlotte Sharman Primary School and Wansey Street Pocket Park. In March volunteers gathered to sprinkle and sow wild flower seedlings in containers [...]

Flashing Bodies Action Seven: ‘Quiet Revolution’

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Flashing Bodies Action Seven QR5 'Quiet Revolution'. Image: Completely Naked. There may not be anything we can do to stop it; but we still have our voice and we can work together as a pressure group. Let's not make it easy for them! Completely Naked made a public call to create the [...]


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Haystack, 2008. Image: Tom Wolseley. At the coming of the season, Tom Wolseley conceived and executed Haystack I. Over two days with the help of volunteers, Wolseley cut and gathered with a traditional scythe the recently grown tall grasses of Nursery Row Park meadow. The grasses were pilled high and assembled into a [...]

400 Speeches

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400 Speeches poster ‘400 Speeches’ was a day of readings, conversations and performances by local artists and activists at the Heygate Estate in June 2013. Spoken word, singing and movement The programme included the first public screening of the documentary ‘Up the Elephant’, 2002, by Julie Speechley, which critically investigates the early [...]

Going Home: The Odyssey

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The Odyssey, Nigel of Bermondsey. Image rights: Studio at the Elephant. Drawing inspiration from Sarah Butler and Eva Sajovic's residency at The Cuming Museum entitled Collecting Home, a processional event was devised by Vanessa Woolf and Nigel of Bermondsey around Elephant and Castle Roundabout on the theme Going Home. Woolf recounted a new version of The Odyssey whilst participants walked over, [...]

The People’s Bureau: Moose on the Loose

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Elephant and Castle Maypole. Image credit: The Peoples Bureau. People's Bureau were invited to be part of Moose on the Loose festival 2015 for a week-long artist residency. They installed their skills exchange cart to the Ground Floor space at London College of Communication, holding workshops and events. The residency culminated in a Maypole dance [...]