Free Live Arts & Music This Weekend - Elefest & Pit Stop Bar

Free Live Arts & Music This Weekend – Elefest & Pit Stop Bar

Elefest | Elephant & Castle | October 5-7

Elefest, Elephant and Castle’s Annual Creative Festival, returns for its tenth year this weekend.

We’ve picked out some highlights below. Entrance to all events is free – check out the rest of the events for the Elefest at their website

StockMKT Night Market @ Pit Stop 137-149 Walworth Road, SE17 (Former Shell Garage) | October 5 | 5.30pm-10pm | FREE

An ace night market featuring award-winning street food and live music brought to you by StockMKT. Featuring: Banh Mi 11, BangWok, Big Apple Hot Dogs, Bleecker St. Burger, Daisy Green, Dosa Deli, Egg Boss, Green Goat Food, Santana Grill, Yummy Boutique. You can knock back a few drinks too at Corsica Studios’ Pit Stop Bar, open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening – check out the Facebook page here.

This market will also be open on Saturday 6th.

Hotel Elephant Launch @ Hotel Elephant (25-29 Brandon Street, SE17) | October 6 | 12pm-10pm | FREE

Hotel Elephant’s gallery are bringing together a collection of works by artists who have worked creatively in and around Elephant and Castle. They promise something for everyone, with artists including Paka The Uncredible with his Dragon Robot, Eva Sajovic and Rebecca Davies, Eleanor Shipman, Emile KellyKamala Katbamna and Reuben Powell, plus a performance at 3pm by Martine Painter and Hamish MacPherson.

There’s also food from Hamish Bremner, and a soundtrack provided by DJs Natty Bo and Graham Sugarlump, with local heroes Stash performing live.

The gallery will also be open on Sunday afternoon (12pm-5pm), when only the artists work will be on display. You can find out more by joining the Facebook event here.

Underground Skate Film Festival: Outdoors @ 137-149 Walworth Road, SE17 (Former Shell Garage) | October 7 | 12pm-6pm | FREE

The former Shell station becomes a temporary skate park (obv)… Featuring some of the UK’s top independent skate companies, the event promises to be a celebration of underground street culture and the film and art that surrounds it. The day will include skate jams in a purpose-built temporary skate park, skate demos, live graffiti, exhibitions and installments from skaters and music. The Pit Stop Bar will again be open. And if you get to 6pm and don’t feel like heading home, fear ye not! The event is continued at Corsica Studios in the evening. Join the UK Skate Fest page here and the event here.


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