The Elephant

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Sunday, 17 October 2010

Eva Sajovic at the Elephant

Eva will be joining us in the first week of stay at Unit 215. On Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd Eva will be setting up a photo studio and inviting all those she photographed in the Home from Home project to come and be re-photographed in the space. Rebecca Davies will be trying her best to re-create the subject's usual surroundings using a paintbrush. On Tuesday 9th at 6.30, Eva will also be talking about her book Home From Home, a collection of her photographs and written by Sarah Butler, which will be available in the space. Take a look at more of Eva's projects at:

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

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A section of the 1950's 'rebuilding' proposal for the Elephant (click the image for larger view), when the budget for the revamp was £3 million. The budget for the present regeneration of the area is £1.5 billion - 500 times its 1950's limit.

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Milkman, just off Walworth Road, 1949

Inside the Elephant and Castle pub, 1948

Bus Stop, the Elephant, 1948

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Rush Hour at the Elephant, 1922.

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The Elephant and Castle, 1825. In the centre of the painting is the original Elephant and Castle pub (from where the area gets its name).

Thursday, 7 October 2010

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The Trocadero music hall (1930-1963) once stood in the middle of the Elephant & Castle roundabout until it's demolition.