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Walking The Rip-off

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Walking The Rip-Off, 29th April 2012. Southwark Notes Archive Group. Southwark Notes welcomes you again for a lovely walk round the sites of the slow but steady gentrification of the local area. With a local estate in perfect condition now empty and a bunch of tall towers planned, come and hear the [...]

Largactyl Shuffle

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CoolTan Arts Largactyl Shuffle Midnight Walk, 21 June 2014. Photo credit: Matthew Mckenzie. CoolTan Arts organise a monthly walk, the Largactyl Shuffle, open to all. The walks are prepared by the Largactyl Shuffle volunteer group, who research a new theme for every excursion, bringing together the route with content drawn from the surroundings. Subjects are varied, [...]

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 [...]

Beating The Bounds of The Elephant

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Beating the Bounds #3. Photo credit: Jake May. Elephant & Castle doesn’t exist as a political ward, yet it exists in the imagination of people who live and work in the area. ... Beating the Bounds is an ancient English custom in which a priest and members of the community, armed with [...]

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 People’s Bureau

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Skills Exchange Poster. Image credit: The People's Bureau. The People's Bureau is a space for exchange of skills and needs. It is based in a dedicated shopping cart at the Elephant&Castle shopping centre. The project’s aim is to create a pool of collective local knowledge through exchange, a supporting network of different [...]

Reading Workshop with Prof Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos

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Reading session with Prof Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, May 2015. Image credit: People's Bureau. A reading session and story-led walk conducted by Prof Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Professor of Law and Theory at the University of Westminster. The event took place around the People's Bureau Shopping Cart installed on the first floor landing of Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre accross from Jenny's Cafe. My Corridors [...]

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 [...]