• Celebrate Veganuary with tasty dishes from the traders at Castle Square including fried plantain, Jollof rice and traditional stew
  • Visit Castle Square on 16th January for deliciously spicy dishes in celebration of International Hot and Spicy Food Day, offerings include chicken curry, soup pounded yam yam and marinated smoked turkey with spicy sauce
  • Satisfy your sweet tooth on International Popcorn Day on 19th January by visiting Ayca Sweet & Nuts and picking up freshly made popcorn
  • Pick up a new hobby in the new year with the Elephant and Castle’s Community Hub Upside Down Kids/Teen Dance club

This January, Castle Square is celebrating a host of international food days kicking off with Veganuary, for those who don’t eat meat or are trying to cut back for the month after a heavy festive period.

Taste authentic vegan dishes from around the world  including Kaieteur Kitchen Original (Guyanese), Original Caribbean Spice (Caribbean) and Daddy O’s Suya Spot (African). From Kaieteur Kitchens Originals’ renowned Dhal Puri to traditional Caribbean dishes such as fried plantain, Jollof rice and traditional stews in Original Caribbean Spice and Daddy O’s Suya Spot. With a selection of over 25 tasty vegan dishes across the three traders, why not try a new cuisine as well for Veganuary?

Castle Square is also celebrating International Hot and Spicy Food Day on the 16th January, by turning up the heat on some of their much loved dishes! Kaieteur Kitchen Original will be serving up their pepper pot and chicken curry dish along with Daddy-O’s Suya Spot serving their traditional soup pounded yam yam and marinated smoked turkey with spicy sauce. 

For those with more of a sweet tooth, you can satisfy your cravings at Ayca Sweet and Nuts during their celebration of International Popcorn Day on the 19th January. Make sure you try the freshly made popcorn and choose from over 50 varieties of nuts.

Along with the tasty celebrations, there are also a host of free activities for the community both online and offline at the Elephant and Castle Community Hub. Locals can spend their January down-time learning, doing arts & crafts, fitness classes and more. See the full timetable here, all events are FREE:

Community Hub Timetable for January 2022
Creative Club 

What: Creative Workshops with all materials provided 

When: Wednesday 2.00 PM -4.00 PM

How to join: Online via Zoom. To get the links follow our Creative Club Facebook page or visit our website 


Frogprince Baby Music

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

When: Thursday 11.00AM -12.00PM

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


Monday Mindfulness

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

When: Every Monday 10.00AM  to 12.00PM

How to join: Join via zoom here.


Re-Tribe Facebook Live Talks

What: This free 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 11.00AM 

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


English Lessons 

What: Free Weekly English Lessons focusing on conversation 

When: Wednesday 7.00PM – 8.00PM

How to join: Email elephantandcastleenglish@gmail.com for the Zoom ID and password


Disability Sports Coach – Online Sessions

What: Free sports lessons across yoga, and dance.

When: Yoga on Wednesday at 5.00PM and Dance sessions on Thursdays at 5.00PM

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 11.00AM 

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 4.30PM 

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

Upside Down Street Dance Kids/Teens Club

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

When: Friday 6.30PM – 7.30PM

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


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