Second Skin Costume Life Drawing: Tutu
Oct
5
7:30 PM19:30

Second Skin Costume Life Drawing: Tutu

Friday 5th October 

7:30 - 9:30pm 

£10.50

Members discount available check your newsletter!

Second Skin Costumed Life drawing's 7th class will be an ode to the tutu, the romantic, soft, frothy and beautiful garment which holds a rich history in ballet, we will be drawing a selection of tutus old and new and exploring ways in which to capture its beauty through drawing.

As usual the class will be split in to two halves, the first half we will experiment with some short drawing exercises exploring capturing movement through the costumes and then moving onto the second half where we will settle into some longer poses.

Drawing boards, some paper and pencils will be provided however we recommend to bring some materials you enjoy working with incase we run out! 

Tutu:

"Noun, A female ballet dancer's costume consisting of a bodice and an attached skirt incorporating numerous layers of soft light and diaphanous fabric, this being either short and stiff and projecting horizontally from the waist ( the classical tutu) or long, soft, and bell shaped (the romantic tutu)"

- Oxford Dictionary

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Photo Scratch
Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

Photo Scratch

In this special edition of Photo Scratch, spectators will be invited to take a look and feedback about work-in-progress photography book projects.

Featuring work-in-progress from:

Aisling Keavey

Lewis Bush

Stephanie Smith

Tamsin Green

Simon Martin

Chris Bethell

Francesco Ragazzi

Due to the nature of looking at books, this edition will be slightly different to the usual format. There will be two time slots, please do arrive at the slot you book. Booking is essential.

We are delighted that this edition is in collaboration with the exhibition taking place at Hotel Elephant at the same time by Photo Scratch alumni, Kevin Percival, who will be exhibiting his major project Tanera (Ar Dùthaich), which was shown at Photo Scratch in an early incarnation.

Same time and place. Booking essential.

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Successful Fundraising For Artists & Creatives – Talk by Carolyn McDonald
Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

Successful Fundraising For Artists & Creatives – Talk by Carolyn McDonald

Carolyn McDonald has 20 plus years of supporting organisations and individuals to communicate the purpose they are passionate about. She has worked with organisations within huge health tenders and cultural organisations and individuals to create the environment they need to materialize their dreams. She has extensive experience of raising funds from the £1 million to £500. McDonald works to bring clarity to each person’s vision, the money raising options and the ability to realize them. Our talk at Hotel Elephant will include traditional funding options, ACE and newer platforms such as kick starter and crowd funding.

 

7pm: Arrivals & Registration

7:30pm: Talk begins

8:30pm – 9pm: Our bar will remain open for drinks and informal networking

 

Tickets: £5 + VAT

or

Buy 7 talk pass for £25 + VAT (seven talks for price of five!)

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Makerhood: How To Successfully Run Workshops!
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

Makerhood: How To Successfully Run Workshops!

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Workshops can be a great way for artists and makers to increase their income, raise awareness of what they do and share the fun of making with others - but there's a lot to think about when designing a successful workshop!

We are excited to host Makerhood's Masterclass at 5 Spare Street on March 7, 2018 (7pm - 9pm). This event will have two speakers who will talk about what makes a good workshop and how to design workshops to appeal to different groups, including school groups, family workshops and adults.

To find out more and book your ticket, visit Makerhood's Eventbrite here

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The Design Trust - Dream Can Do Workshop
Mar
3
12:00 PM12:00

The Design Trust - Dream Can Do Workshop

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Are you a creative professional? Want to work ON your creative business in a practical, thought-provoking and strategic and realistic way?

Want to look at your future? Get more focus again and set some priorities? Create a realistic plan?

Want to work on your finances & marketing too? Find out where to focus your marketing?

In this practical but strategic DREAM PLAN DO workshop (the first LIVE one in London!!!) Patricia van den Akker, a well-known creative adviser and trainer and the Director of The Design Trustwill be working with you at the bigger picture of your business, to help you create a business you are really proud of.

This WORKshop (yes you will be getting into action with your business!) is based on the popular business book that Patricia wrote last year and we will be using some of the key exercises from this book.

What do YOU really want? What is working in your business? What are you avoiding?

How much money do you need to make in a year? And how will you do that? And what to do if your numbers don't stack up?

What are your marketing or sales channels now and where do you want to focus in the future? What marketing activities will work best to get more sales online, in person, wholesale or ...?

 

Are you keen to find out more? Head over to Patricia's Eventbrite and book one of the limited tickets today!!

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 Kevin Percival's Tanera Exhibition
Mar
1
to Mar 31

Kevin Percival's Tanera Exhibition

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Kevin Percival will be presenting his latest project at Hotel Elephant in March 2018. 

The project is called Tanera (Ar Dùthaich) and is a ‘portrait of place’, shown through the people and the marks and effects they have on the landscape around them.

Given the island’s small size, these traces often exist together, in close proximity, so you can see the effects of families living on the land 200 years ago, right next to what is happening today.

The project is shot on black and white film.

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Pop Prints & Zines
Feb
23
to Feb 25

Pop Prints & Zines

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A weekend art fair of prints + zines that are bright, bold, fun, pop culture inspired, pop culture creating, cute, ugly, thought-provoking, queer, diverse, crazy, sexy, & cool!

Opening party: Friday 23rd February 2018 6-11pm with music & cocktails!

Open Friday through Sunday!

 

featuring works from: 

Natalie Anastasiou

Caroline Derveaux

Stephen Foodi

Jo Gibbs

Mars Gomes

Kamilia Anna Harchi (Camille Bonanza)

Lucy Irwin

Katy Jalili

Jessie James

Rachel Littlewood

Raksha Patel

Liberty Antonia Sadler

Unsettled Magazine

Cecilia Washburn

[HAWT!] Zine

 

• all works are for sale, come along and support our artists •

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What They Didn’t Teach You At Art School – Talk by Rosalind Davis
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

What They Didn’t Teach You At Art School – Talk by Rosalind Davis

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Rosalind Davis is an artist-curator and a graduate of The Royal College of Art (2005) and Chelsea College of Art (2003) and has exhibited nationally and internationally. Davis has been appointed as permanent Curator at Collyer Bristow Gallery and her exhibition ‘Complicity, Artifice and Illusion’ was reviewed by Art Top 10 here ‘Cracking Show. Superb Artists. Brilliantly curated.’ Previous curatorial projects have been at Standpoint Gallery, Geddes Gallery and with ZAP at Bond House Gallery (ASC). Davis has previously co-directed and developed two innovative artists educational, membership and exhibition organisations; Zeitgeist Arts Projects (ZAP 2012-16) and Core Gallery (2009-11,) based in London.

Davis also lectures for universities, galleries and art organisations across the country including the Royal College of Art, the ICA, Camden Arts Centre. University of the Arts and ArtQuest and teaches creative workshops across the country as well as short courses in social media marketing and arts management at UAL. As a creative consultant Davis has worked for arts organisations, charities and independents as well as corporations such as BBC4 and E4.

Davis is a published writer for a variety of publications and co-author of ‘What They Didn’t Teach You At Art School’ (2016). Davis has contributed to The Guardian, a-n, Artlicks and Jotta. As a creative consultant Davis has worked for arts organisations, charities, independents as well as corporations such as E4. In 2013 Davis was featured on a BBC4 documentary Tales of Winter, the Art of Snow and Ice.’

 

 

7pm: Arrivals & Registration

7:30pm: Talk begins

8:30pm – 9pm: Our bar will remain open for drinks and informal networking

 

Tickets: £5 + VAT

or

Buy 7 talk pass for £25 + VAT (seven talks for price of five!)

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Be Smart About Art
Jan
29
5:45 PM17:45

Be Smart About Art

Meet the Art World Experts - Kick Start the new year - Tailored advice for artists and emerging art dealers

Artists and Emerging Art Dealers: Are you in need of career advice that’s tailored to YOU?

Join this evening event at Hotel Elephant to get feedback and insight from art world experts on a one-to-one basis, in addition to participating in roundtable conversations facilitated by industry specialists.

BOOK EARLY! One-to-one bookings are limited in number as each adviser can only do so many one-to-one sessions.   Advisers will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  Once you book your place you will be sent a confirmation email which contains the link to your adviser booking form. Fill this out asap to ensure you have a good shot as your preferred choices of adviser. (Note that the roundtable sessions are decided upon at the time of the event.)



You have three attendance options:

> Have two x 121 sessions (20 min each) and attend 4 x roundtable sessions (20 min each) at £55 for BSAA Members and £65 for non-members;

> Have one x 121 session (20 min) and attend 5 x roundtable sessions (20 min each) at £45 for BSAA Members and £55 for non-members;

> Attend 6 x roundtable sessions (20 min each) at £35 for BSAA Members and £45 for non-members.

The event will be emceed by BSAA Founder Susan Mumford.

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Sunday Shorts at Hotel Elephant
Jan
28
7:00 PM19:00

Sunday Shorts at Hotel Elephant

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Sunday Shorts is a free monthly short film festival, providing a platform for independent filmmakers to share and discuss their latest work.

On every last Sunday of the month, Sunday Shorts curates a program of 8 short films and host filmmaker Q&As. Hotel Elephant will be hosting this year's first event. Join us to meet likeminded creatives, have your questions answered, and vote for your favourite film.

 

On January 28th at Hotel Elephant (Nearest Underground Station is Elephant & Castle)

Join us for a drink from 6:30pm

Screenings start 7pm

(Program announced 1 week before event date)

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How To Use Email Marketing To Boost Your Creative Business – Talk by Sinead Koehler
Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

How To Use Email Marketing To Boost Your Creative Business – Talk by Sinead Koehler

A mailing list is a key tool for connecting with your most engaged customers but do you struggle to find content and send emails regularly? Sinead Koehler from Crafty Fox Market joins us for a creative master class in email marketing. Pick up practical tips, which will help you to turns those emails into customers.

 

7pm: Arrivals & Registration

7:30pm: Talk begins

8:30pm – 9pm: Our bar will remain open for drinks and informal networking

 

Tickets: £5 + VAT

or

Buy 7 talk pass for £25 + VAT (seven talks for price of five!)

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Photo Scratch
Jan
15
6:00 PM18:00

Photo Scratch

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A night for new ideas, Photo Scratch is an opportunity for documentary photographers to understand how their work is perceived and gain valuable insight into how to take their work further with the benefit of other people’s outside eye. For spectators this is an opportunity to preview projects, offer feedback, and engage in conversations about photography.

The format of the night involves a group of six photographers previewing a project in an incomplete state. The audience comprised of other photographers and people within the industry are then welcome to discuss the work and leave written feedback for each project. This valuable written feedback is then kept by each photographer for future reference. The night is free for all to attend, but booking is required. 

The ethos of the night is to continue the peer-review approach nurtured at the London College of Communication on the MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography course. It is a chance for photographers at many different stages of their careers to meet, discuss and have open dialogues about their practice in a supportive environment, in order to make meaningful connections, and stronger work.

 

Featuring work-in-progress from:

Immaculata Abba www.immaculataabba.com

Andy Clydesdale www.andyclydesdale.co.uk

Natalija Gormalova www.natalijagormalova.co.uk

Grace Jackson www.gracejackson.co.uk

Magda Rakita www.magdarakita.com

Claudio Rasano www.rasano.com

 

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How To Work With A Museum – Talk by Jenny Judova
Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

How To Work With A Museum – Talk by Jenny Judova

Jenny started her career in the London Art Scene was the founder of Art Map and a journalist exploring the grassroots artist’s projects and the relationships within the art market. After being involved with Tom’s Etching Studio and Clarion List, she has published two books about the art world dynamics: ‘How to Approach a Gallery?’ and ‘Who to Know in London?’ Currently she works with museums as a travelling exhibitions manager for Vastari and runs a museums professionals network as well as monthly Art Talks.

 

7pm: Arrivals & Registration

7:30pm: Talk begins

8:30pm – 9pm: Our bar will remain open for drinks and informal networking

 

Tickets: £5 + VAT

or

Buy 7 talk pass for £25 + VAT (seven talks for price of five!)

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Xmas Market at Spare Street
Dec
1
to Dec 3

Xmas Market at Spare Street

Crafty Christmas at Hotel Elephant

Hotel Elephant is excited to invite you to celebrate Christmas at Spare Street. Sip a mug of mulled cider as you browse the wide selection of original artworks, artist prints, illustrations, ceramics, jewellery, and photography.


With appreciation of handmade crafts at an alltime high, this will be the perfect opportunity to find a unique and meaningful Christmas gift. From colourful knitted baby hats by Wild Goose Chase to exclusive illustrations and stationery gifts by Becky Bird, the Xmas market at Spare Street will offer a wide range of crafted works that will get you excited for the gifting season. With prices ranging from a few pounds to up to £100, this is a great opportunity to buy affordable handcrafted gifts straight from the makers, may it be handmade Jewellery by Juna or exclusive ceramic ornaments and vases by Clara Castner.

Throughout the weekend, our Café & Bar will be open serving speciality coffee, sweet tarts and pastries along with hearty toasted sourdough sandwiches. Our sourdough & tarts come from St John’s and pastries from Comptoir Gourmand on Maltby Street. Our coffee beans are sources from the Gentlemen Barista’s based on Union Street. We will also be offering a wide selection of craft cider, beer, and cocktails!

The market is open on Friday from 6pm to 9:30pm and on Saturday & Sunday from 11am to 6pm.

It is free entry for the whole weekend! RSVP via Eventbrite to benefit from exclusive news and offers from our café and traders over the weekend.

Get to know our traders: 

Designs and Prints by Kristy Riddell

Photography by Aisling Keavey

Prints and Stationary by Cecilia Washburn

Accessories and Apparel by Just Kim Prints

Well-being Products by BLÄSTA HENRIËT

Textual Illustrations by Becky Bird

An Exciting Limited Edition Game by Point and Place

Ceramics by Clara Castner

Jewellery by  Jazzy Menagerie

Baby and Kids Hats by Wild Goose Chase Kids

Ceramics by Evelyn Pang

Hats by Terry Weston

Notebooks by Rachel Littlefoot

and many more! 

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