• Celebrate Halloween at Castle Square with lots of spooky activities for the whole family
  • Learn about the rich and diverse history of Elephant and Castle in the animated walking tours
  • For Black History Month hear stories about the Windrush generation, along with African music and dancing
  • Join in with Upside Down Street Dance Club for Kids and Teens, learning new dance skills and meeting the wider community
  • The Elephant and Castle virtual community hub will be hosting many free activities such as Creative Station which are geared towards fun learning for kids aged 2-10

This Halloween, Castle Square will be hosting a series of spooktacular activities for all ages to get involved in. On Saturday 30 October from 11am until 5pm, Londoners can celebrate the occasion by getting involved in a series of workshops, as well as taking in the scary decorations, music, food, drinks and more! There will also be pumpkin carving and a spooky story telling corner for the little ones to enjoy.

On Saturday 16 October, members of the community and local students will be able to take advantage of a unique opportunity to learn about the rich and diverse history and heritage of Elephant and Castle. Actors will bring to life famous local characters and fascinating stories by taking community members an animated history tour. As part of the event there will also be exciting offers and tastes from Castle Square’s traders as part of the adventure through the community. A fun quiz and prizes are also on offer with some of the amazing retailers located on Castle Square and Ash Avenue.

In commemoration of Black History Month, Castle Square will also host a free animated local storytelling event about Cordelia, a woman who travels on The Empire Windrush to come to England to find her brother who joined the RAF during the 2nd World War. You can expect African drumming, dancing, and children’s stories. This will take place on Friday 8 October from 5pm to 6pm.

In addition, there are a wide range of FREE community activities to get involved in throughout the month of October, both in-person and virtual. This month The Elephant and Castle Community Hub will be hosting activities in different venues across Elephant and Castle to invite their current members and welcome new ones to meet and connect in a physical space.

Parents looking for a fun way to entertain their kids will be pleased to hear that Creative Club will be running activities both online and in person. This month at the creative hub you will transform paper scraps into works of art, experimenting with colour and composition to obtain exciting and unexpected results.

The online creative station will host a special Halloween-themed session on Sunday 31st October. The sessions throughout the month will enlist children in creative activities from the comfort of your own home.

Monday Mindfulness will be available to all to join in with Chair Yoga, Chi Hatha Yoga and Meditation classes. Join every Monday morning online from 10am to 12pm.

The Disability Sports Coach will once again host free online yoga and Dance classes at 5pm on Thursdays, and a fun monthly quiz on Friday 29th October at 5pm.

For kids and teens aged 6-16 looking for a fun activity and new hobby to learn, the Upside Down Kids/Teen Dance club will be running free dance sessions every Friday at 6.30pm around the corner at St John’s Centre, Larcom Street, SE17 1NQ. The weekly classes teach Hip Hop, Locking, Popping, House and break dance routines.

Every Thursday at 11am Re-Tribe will also be running self-care workshops over Zoom for people to connect with themselves and come together in a way that can provide calm and courage.

For further information about the events mentioned above, see below. See full timetable below, all events are FREE:

Halloween Spooktacular 

What: Halloween festivities for the whole family to enjoy

When: Saturday 30th October – 11.00 AM – 5.00PM

Where: Castle Square


Walking tours

What: Historic walking tour around Castle Square

When: Saturday 16th October – 12.00PM -4.00PM

Where: Castle Square, book your tickets here.


Black History Month Event

What: Stories from a woman who travelled on The Empire Windrush, followed by an African dancing and drumming

When: Friday 8th October 5.00 PM – 6.00 PM

Where: Castle Square


Creative Club 

What: Creative Workshops with all materials provided

When: Wednesday 2.00 PM -4.00 PM

How to join: Free to attend at St Jude’s Centre, St Georges Road, Elephant and Castle, London, SE1 6EZ


Frogprince Baby Music

What: Unique live music concept for babies, toddlers and preschoolers

When: Thursday 11.00 AM -12.00 PM

How to join: Free to attend at Mercato Metropolitano, 42 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6DR


Upside Down Street Dance Kids/Teens Club

What:  Beginner street dance sessions for kids and teens (6-16yrs)

When: Friday 6.30 PM -7.30 PM

How to join: Free to attend at St John’s Centre, Larcom Street, SE17 1NQ


Monday Mindfulness

What: Free Chair Yoga, Chi Hatha Yoga, and Meditation classes

When: Every Monday 10.00 AM  to 12.00 PM

How to join: Join via zoom here


Re-Tribe Facebook Live Talks

What: This online series of self-care workshops will offer a space for people to come together and connect with themselves and others in a way that can provide calm and courage.

When: Every Tuesday at 11.00 AM

How to join: Click here to join the meeting on Facebook


Disability Sports Coach – Online Sessions

What: Free sports lessons across yoga, and dance.

When: Yoga on Wednesday at 5.00 PM and Dance sessions on Thursdays at 5.00 PM, a monthly quiz on 29th October at 5.00 PM

How to join: Complete the registration here for Zoom details


Self Care Workshops with Retribe

What: Free online self-care workshops

When: Every Thursday at 11.00 AM

How to join: Join via zoom here


Creative Station

What: Free online themed kid’s activities promoting fun and learning at home.

When: Every Thursday at 4.30 PM

How to join: Email juliascoble@thecreationstation.co.uk for Zoom link


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