Creative Elephant is a celebration of galleries, dance studios, theatres, museums, creative education institutions, clubs and much more - all of which in the Elephant & Castle area. Where will you go next?
9M Studios was once home to British artists passionate about pop culture and music. 9M is now a family owned, state of the art residential recording studio. The studio opened in January 2021 and is located on the ground floor of a residential property between Elephant & Castle and Kennington. 9M was designed by a team of professional studio architects. It boasts natural light and a personal, cosy touch and is the perfect place to get creative with fellow musicians!
Our impressive multi purpose live room can be used for tracking, producing, songwriting, rehearsals and filmed live sessions. We promote and encourage rising musicians!
We’ve transformed a 1950's office block into BOLD Elephant: a space to create; a daring, playful and exuberant experiment for site-specific & immersive theatre making. As well as making theatre work for local audiences, our vision is for theatre makers and audiences to come together, create and thrive in an inspiring, welcoming space.
BOLD is one of the first buildings to specifically support creative freelancers with cheap/free space for writing, filming, rehearsals or community space. We operate a 'Creative Currency' so people can 'barter' their skills for space at BOLD. We all grow together. We look forward to welcoming you.
Hotel Elephant runs studio space for artists & makers at two neighboring buildings in SE1. All studios are available to rent on a rolling monthly basis. Current members work across a range of mediums including painting, fashion design, costume design, photography and ceramics.Find out more
From creative workshops and panel discussions, to exhibitions and screenings of staff and student work, London College of Communication offers a lively programme of exhibitions and events throughout the year. Playing host to interactive installations using immersive technology, print-based and moving image and more, our gallery spaces are situated at the core of LCC.
Reflecting the breadth of the design, media and screen industries and working in collaboration with our diverse community and visiting artists and designers, our public programme is free and open to all.
Louie Louie is a cafe, bar & restaurant halfway down Walworth Road.
Coffee, sandwiches, salads & cake by day (...with 10% off for NHS & NUS), Nepalese food in the evenings from current chef in residence Rajiv's Kitchen, natural wines, local beers & cocktails by night + weekend brunch.
Louie Louie also hosts live music + vinyl listen back sessions/Q&As (back soon). Thanks to the Arts Council Louie Louie also promotes larger concerts in the community, with the next series starting in October at St Peter's Church just around the corner
Shtager Gallery specializes in Eastern European and international contemporary art and has been active in London for 5 years. Bringing the expertise from St Petersburg, the cultural free-thinking capital of Russia, the founder Marina Shtager continues to introduce to the British public the important contemporary Russian and international artists.
Among them are Alexander Shishkin-Hokusai (b. 1969, Russia), who represented Russia at the 58th Venice Biennale; a pioneer of digital art Marina Alexeeva (b. 1959, Russia); acclaimed painters Vitaliy Pushnitskiy (b. 1967, Russia); Japanese multimedia artist and filmmaker Yusuke Akamatsu (b. 1967, Japan); London-based sculptor Katia Kesic (b. 1986, UK).
Establishment and sustainment of the elevating dialogue between Eastern European, Russian and international artistic practices are one of the core aims of the Shtager gallery program, alongside promoting collaboration, mutual understanding, and crossover synergies. Building creative bridges between contexts and concepts, in which the artists are operating, allow registering the aesthetic nuances and sensitivities hidden from the naked eye.
The Living Room at Sayer Street showcases a selection of novel independent creatives in purpose built maker spaces along a new retail hub at Elephant Park.
Along with a 400 sqm pleasure garden - verdant planting, colourful canopies and lights, outdoor workspaces, creative maker spaces, recreational green nooks and an urban wildflower meadow. All inviting visitors to a memorable high street experience, encompassing all that represents the social life of some of London’s best-loved public spaces.
Each of the three maker-spaces will be home to some of South London's brilliant creatives and small business start-ups bringing you community radio (Run Dem Radio), urban garden shopping (The Nunhead Gardener) and photography studio and gallery (Flat 70).