Party With The Elephant

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 65 months ago
Party With The Elephant

elefest2013Elefest takes all those stereotypes of Elephant and Castle being depressing and run down and waves two fingers at them. Next weekend (4-6 October), the Elephant is the coolest place in town to be.

The big event is probably a 40th anniversary screening of The Harder They Come followed by a DJ set from Don Letts, so you can party on into Sunday morning. Or how about another 40th anniversary, this time celebrating The Wicker Man with Noise of Art's Disco Inferno: electronica music, cinema, and spoken word from actor Nathaniel Parker.

If you're a skater take your board down on Sunday for an afternoon of skating to prime beats, followed by skate film screenings and a performance by UK beatbox champion Reeps One. A more sedate Sunday option might be a screening of London to Brighton plus Q&A with actor Johnny Harris.

There's food from The StockMKT, or take your own grub to roast at the Latin Sunset BBQ. You can take a tour of the subway murals, go on a treasure hunt, do some guerilla gardening or test your E&C knowledge in a pub quiz. Film screenings and the closing party with Smoke Fairies cost £5, or you can buy a £10 pass that gets you into everything, but most events are free.

Elefest takes place 4-6 October at various venues around Elephant and Castle. See the Elefest website for more information and to book.

Last Updated 27 September 2013