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This lecture performance will look at the active role of art as a record of, and material witness to, changing perceptions of mental health through history and culture. Borrowing from diverse voices, the event will centre around three artworks in mental health institutes and explore how their presence and permanence can give agency and alternate meaning to ensuing events.Find out more
Verses will be showcasing the best of spoken word talent, firstly in the UK, then internationally; the intention is to provide a platform for established and up-and-coming spoken word poets. Filmed before a live audience, Verses aims to capture the charged atmosphere of poetry slam nights, bringing it into homes across the world via television and online platforms. We don’t want to censor, we don’t necessarily want to be politically correct, we believe good poetry lies in the midst of…Find out more
Yoga Nidra is an extremely powerful and restorative practice, 1 hour is equivalent to 4 hours of deep sleep. Each session is unique and is aimed to taking you deeper, allowing you to truly honour the wisdom within you and ignite your intentions to manifest.Find out more
Benjamin McMahon’s latest project, Not Myself focuses on the ‘self-portrait’. As a portrait photographer he regularly spends time with artists, actors, musicians and politicians. In producing Not Myself, Benjamin’s mission is to capture their essence in a single shot.
Join us for the opening night of Not Myself, presenting a recognisable collection of self-portraits.
Trick or treat? This year Halloween will be haunted by the spectre of Brexit – the 31st of October is the day the UK is due to leave the European Union. Will Brexit take flesh or prove no more than a phantom? Join us at Elephant West to enjoy the sense of mounting tension and impending doom as we spin some suitably ghoulish tunes, screen some classic horror films and provide a (g)host of other Halloween frights and delights.Find out more
Step back in time, relive glory days and prepare to battle with old school multi-player computer games including Sonic the Hedgehog, Street Fighter, Donkey Kong, Quake, Super Mario Kart, Grand Theft Auto and more. Classic consoles include the Atari 2600, NES, SNES, Megadrive, Playstation and many more.Find out more
Please join us as we celebrate launch party for Sing for Hope Pianos | London Edition on the evening of November 13, 2019, from 6.30 – 9.00pm, at art space Elephant West located next to White City tube. The London Edition will run from November to December 2019 and benefit the arts mental health not-for-profit Hospital Rooms with a donation of the painted piano to Bluebird House Ward, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, afterwards.Find out more