Sunday, 23 September 2012


As part of this year’s Elefest Festival, Hotel Elephant will be opening up its new premises in the heart of the Heygate Estate. For the first time come along and see our new gallery and studio spaces in the old surgery on Brandon Street.
I cram packed event full of Art, Music, Food and a Fire Breathing Dragon!
Come along and enjoy a drink on our terrace, interact with local artists and immerse yourself in the wealth of creativity & culture from the Elephant & Castle.

Saturday 6th October 12pm till late:

‘Paka the Uncredible’ with Elsie the fire breathing robotic dragon
‘Paka’ is a unique interdisciplinary artist who creates spectacular and engrossing performance from a mix of large-scale mechanical sculpture, digital media, special effects, dramatic characters, circus skills, puppetry, and audience involvement.

Life has constraints to freedom: Even if they are pleasurable.
What is left to us then but Fantasy?

Paka has been holed up in London for the last few years for various reasons so…

What better than constructing fantasy creatures to pass the time?
A culmination of two years hard graft... Paka offers this preview of his new work
ELSIE dragon
A fiery kinetic sculpture

Designed to be interactive in control...offering the public a chance to control its own fantasy creature. Your reactions and interactions will help shape a future theatrical context for this new beast.

'Hotel Elephant's gallery will be bringing together a collection  of works by different artist's which have worked creatively within or about the Elephant and Castle. Spanning a range of different disciplines this exhibition will present an insight into the wealth of creativity and talent within the local area, as well highlight the Elephant as a place of interest and inspiration.' 
Featuring works by:
Eva Sajovic 
Eleanor Shipman 
Emile Kelly 
Kamala Katbamna
Rebecca Davies
Reuben Powell

Martine Painter and Hamish MacPherson. 

Open Studio's
'Residents of Hotel Elephant's new studio spaces will open up their doors to give visitors a chance to see where they work and what they create.'   

'Hamish Bremner, the Elephants best kept culinary secret, will be serving up a delicious and simple meal all made in one pot' 

'Music to entertain you ears will be played throughout the day and into the evening.'

Natty Bo
Graham Sugarlump