Pop up publishing on Union St until 1st July








From Better Bankside website:

Union Press is a temporary and small scale publishing house dedicated to Union Street in South London.

Union Press is an open publishing workshop examining the ins and outs of Union Street and its surrounding communities while experimenting with forms of public production. For a 10 day period from 23 June 2012, we will open our doors on Flat Iron Square from a custom designed billboard kiosk.
A public program consisting of walks, talks and workshops will result in a multitude of publications ranging from catalogs, post cards, posters, fanzines, and more. To keep up to date with the rapidly evolving program visit our website on http://www.unionpress.cc or get in touch directly if you would like to find out more or join the production.
Union Press is a project by public works, commissioned by Better Bankside as part of Bankside Urban Forest.

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.




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

SNAP! Exhibition opens today at Bankside Gallery

Running until next Monday 7th May, this exhibition presents the second major exhibition of South London Women Artists (SLWA), which will cross reference contemporary female art with the history of feminism.

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There will be a display of archived Women Artists’ Diaries lent by the Women’s Art Library collection at Goldsmiths University, including the 1999 edition featuring SLWA member Jackie Brown.

SLWA will be producing their own diary for the academic year 2012/13 which will join this collection and be archived for posterity.

Related website: www.southlondonwomenartists.co.uk

The Lions Part: St George’s theatre performances

Monday 23rd April – St George in Southwark Festival, London

A fun-packed day of 12-minute performances of our ‘Ballad of St George & the Dragon’ throughout Southwark. Performances will be at: St George’s RC Primary School (2.30pm); Redcross Gardens (3.45pm); Southwark Cathedral Millennium Courtyard (4.45pm) & St George the Martyr Piazza,Tabard Street (5.45pm).


Elephant in Focus: economy, exhibition @ The Cuming Museum

6 March – 21 April 2012, Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 5pm
The Cuming Museum, Old Town Hall, 151 Walworth Road, London, SE17 1RY

Catch some of the photos on display here.

A collection of photographs capturing life in Elephant and Castle, south London, is being exhibited at Southwark’s Cuming Museum on now until 21st April 2012. The exhibition features photographs by 13 students from the MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography course at the London College of Communication (LCC), and is part of an ongoing project to record the 1.5bn regeneration of the area and document living history.


United Artists – Call out for participants

United Artists is a new project aimed at over 60s. Over 10 weeks, starting on Monday 12th March, the group will meet regularly to collaborate on a large scale piece of art which will be publicly displayed in the area. If you want to get involved, or know of someone who might, give us a call on 02070214400 or drop in to The Gateway Centre on Lancaster Street.