The Elephant Vanishes

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The Elephant Vanishes

Elephant and Castle is one of the landmarks of London that everyone loves to hate. This elephant-adorned pink shopping centre squats in the heart of a furious traffic roundabout and can famously only be reached by a series of piss-soaked, intimidating subways. It's been crying out for regeneration for years, and at last, work is about to begin.

To coincide with this period before the area is changed forever, Tate Modern is organising a week-long series of one-day workshops aiming to record and explore what the area means to people as it was, as it is now and what the plans for changing this area means to those involved, and those who are meant to benefit from it.

"Photographers and filmmakers, sonic and graphic artists, architects, writers and all those who are curious about what Elephant and Castle has been and what it might be are invited to take part in this week-long workshop. The aim of the workshop is to find ways to creatively record and document Elephant and Castle at this time of change. Participants explore the desires and ambitions, frustrations and regrets that are informing the demolition and rebuilding of this unique urban environment."

It won't cost you anything to take part, but you must be able to commit to the whole week. Workshops run from 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday 3rd April to Friday 7th April at Tate Modern. To join the workshops, send a paragraph explaining the reasons for your interest to For more information, please go to the Tate Modern website here.

Last Updated 27 March 2006