The Castle: An Elephant Exhibition

25 – 29 May 2012, 12am – 6pm
Private View: Thursday 24 May from 6pm
Unit 237, 1st Floor Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre, London, SE1 6SB

A group of artists and designers from the BA Graphic & Media Design course at London College of Communication (LCC) exhibit a collection of works inspired by the Elephant & Castle shopping centre and its surroundings.

 

 

4th Annual Flipside Youth Film Festival

This year there are screenings taking place all over London over a 4 separate days. All screenings are free, un-ticketed and open to all.

The Opening Gala Screening at the Old Blockbusters Video Store, Catford on Thursday 24th May from 8pm.
Rioted Blockbusters Becomes Screening Site for Youth Films “From Destructive to Constructive” window screening until 27th May.

BFI Southbank, NFT 3, on Thursday 31st May from 2pm-3.30pm.
Prize giving to all 10 shortlisted entries on this day will be followed by some refreshments in foyer.

The Cinema Museum, Kennington on 2nd June from 2pm-3.30pm.
Contemporary screening set amongst the memorabilia from the glory days of film.

Closing Gala Screening at the HOrse Hospital, Russell Sq on Saturday 9th June from 7.30-10.30pm.
Lively closing event, screening the festival programme and accompanied by music and a bar in an avant grade arts space.

Mint Street Park: bring the family

On Friday 25th May from 4pm – 6pm there will be live music, children’s sports and a chance to talk about the changes proposed for Mint Street Park. Refreshments and bouncy castle…

Mint Street Park is an open space in The Borough on the site of the old Evelina Children’s Hospital (now in Lambeth Palace Road). It is located off of Southwark Bridge Road and is maintained by Bankside Open Spaces Trust.

Pop-up gardens planned across Southbank, Bankside, and London Bridge

Cityscapes, a not-for-profit alliance of artists and designers, is planning the temporary gardens as part of the inaugural Chelsea Fringe festival timed to coincide with the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

The group has teamed up with seven members of the South Bank and Bankside Cultural Quarter: the Design Museum, the Architecture Foundation, Tate Modern, the National Theatre, the London Eye, The Old Vic Tunnels and the Imperial War Museum.

According to Cityscapes, famous names from art, fashion, theatre, architecture, music and dance will work with accomplished garden designers to create new garden installations offering unexpected and unusual solutions to design and social challenges.

“With the the world’s eyes on us for the Olympics, what better time to show a blooming London by greening up some of London’s best landmarks?” asks Cityscapes director Darryl Moore.

“Cityscapes is a series of cross-disciplinary. collaborations aimed at producing six innovative green spaces in the cultural heartland of London’s South Bank and Bankside.

“It’s about taking show gardens to the streets – producing floral drift downriver from Chelsea to the South Bank.”

While the Chelsea Flower Show runs for just a few days in late May, Cityscapes wants its temporary gardens to remain in place for nearly four months from 19 May till The Mayor’s Thames Festival in early September.

“Following the project they will be found new homes where they will become an integral part of the social fabric of their new communities,” says Darryl Moore.

Old Vic artistic director Kevin Spacey has lent his backing to Cityscapes’ ideas.

“The creative challenges and imaginative possibilities Cityscapes offer excite us and we can see how it will be a unique experience for both Londoners and visitors, in what is going to be a stimulating and busy year,” says Kevin Spacey.

“We see the garden as something that will complement and interact with the diverse range of events we host at The Old Vic Tunnels, as well as those in the Cultural Quarter as a whole.”

Andy Sturgeon created this temporary garden inside a capsule of the London Eye to promote the cityscapes project. The capsule was also marketing champagne, and so there was lots of champagne in the pod alongside the petunias.

QUICK!! TODAY… CAMERA OBSCURA WORKSHOP>>>

Camera Obscura Workshop at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

The workshop, organised by local artists Rebecca Davies and Eva Sajovic in collaboration with Fotosynthesis, will take place on the tenth floor of Hannibal House, just above the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre.

During the workshop they will be making one of the rooms on the tenth floor into a giant camera.

Once this is set up then the participants will set about producing photographs which will then be developed in the Fotosynthesis dark room.

RSVP as spaces are limited studioattheelephant@gmail.com

50 street parties planned in Southwark for Jubilee weekend!

Thats 28 more street parties happening than last year for the Royal Wedding and Big Lunch combined! Residents in the borough are planning bake-offs, tug of war games, treasure hunts and more. No doubt the support of United St. Saviours charity, who have allocated £20,000 towards helping local community groups to host events over the Jubilee weekend.Street Party image

Alexander O’Neal will be headlining at Bermondsey Carnival in Southwark Park on Saturday 2nd. Eightees soul sensation…