At Alexander Fleming House 22 Dec 1966 — 28 Jul 1988
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The Odeon

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Odeon at Alexander Fleming House (now Metro Central Heights). The Odeon, now demolished, was built as part of Alexander Fleming House complex (now renamed Metro Central Heights), designed by Erno Goldfinger. The Odeon was built as a replacement for the 3,500-seat Trocadero Cinema, which stood near the site, demolished due to the [...]


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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 [...]

Home Sweet Home

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'Home Sweet Home' tells a complex but intimate story of urban and social transformation, and asks: what kind of society are we building?' – UCL Urban Labs 'Home Sweet Home' is a feature film directed by Enrica Colusso, shot over four consecutive years in and around the Heygate Estate from 2008 to 2012. Shot [...]

Concrete Heart Land

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Our film charts the struggles of the local community to keep their homes, stay living in the area, and maintain communal benefits in the face of extreme development pressures. Throughout the film we hear the community engaging in some of the crucial battles with elected officials, planners and barristers, in municipal planning meetings, public [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Cinema Furore Elephant and Castle Community Cinema

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Cinema Furore was set up as a community cinema in late 2003 in the newly renovated Coronet on New Kent Road. According to its founder, Fintan McAlindon, the cinema would provide "a refreshing alternative to the antiseptic multiplexes." It screened blockbusters alongside work from local film groups and distributors including NEON, the Community TV Trust, Kush Films, Freestyle and the Aylesbury Media Project (AMP). The [...]

Nightcleaners Part I: A Woman’s Work – Screening and panel discussion

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Still, Nightcleaners Part 1. LUX Artists Moving Image. The screening of this film, Nightcleaners: Part 1 by the Berwick Street Collective, was part of Celebrating Women in Southwark season. The event was organised by Acme's Southwark Artist-in-Residence 2008-2009, Ana Laura Lopez de la Torre. The screening was followed by a panel discussion with film co-director Humphry Trevelyan and people [...]