Going Home
17th March, 3.30PM

Going Home is a procession/walk with storyteller Vanessa Woolf, and singer/songwriter Nigel of Bermondsey organised in collaboration with Collecting Home and Studio at the Elephant.

Vanessa will be telling a new version of The Odyssey, as we walk under, over and beyond Elephant & Castle roundabout, finishing up at the Cuming Museum.
The event is inspired by Eva Sajovic and Sarah Butler’s residency at the Cuming Museum and the theme is ‘Going Home’.
We invite you to bring along objects that represent your longings, your dreams and your fears, to add to the Shrine on the journey from the commercial land to the cultural one, via spaces in between. (You will be able to take your objects away at the end of the procession, but please don’t bring anything too valuable)
Meeting point: outside Castle Brasserie and Los Colorados Tienda Latina, 17 March, 3.30PM.

Free event, all ages welcome.

Please email or to book your place.

This event is supported by the Southwark Community Council Fund and ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND.


Poster detailing objects donated throughout the Collecting Home project, designed and produced by Caroline Claisse

Collecting Home: A Conversation
Thursday 16th February
Cuming Museum, Old Walworth Town Hall, 151 Walworth Road, London, SE17 1RY (map)
Refreshments provided – all welcome

Join artist, Eva Sajovic and writer, Sarah Butler to celebrate the end of Collecting Home, an artist residency at the Cuming Museum exploring objects, home and local stories, and the close of Home From Home, an exhibition of portraits and stories from Elephant and Castle.
5.00- 6.30pm
– Move between three conversation points throughout the museum space, and share your ideas about the residency themes: what object in your life would you most hate to lose? What is the value of artist projects in Elephant and Castle? What are the ethics and dilemmas of participatory arts projects? What does it mean to represent individuals and communities through photos, stories and objects?
Conversations will be led by:
Shane Waltener, currently showing at the Siobhan Davies Studios. Shane will facilitate a conversation through making and doing, creating a temporary installation at the museum in response to Home From Home and Collecting Home project.
Barby Asante, who’s South London Black Music Archive is currently showing in Peckham Space. Barby will lead a conversation about socially engaged, participatory arts practice. Why is it such a popular approach currently? What is its future?

– Place your ‘bid’ to take home one of the Home from Home exhibition pictures for free (photos will be allocated and be available to collect after 18th February).
– Explore the work created by Eva, Sarah, local residents, school children, and artists throughout the project.
6.30pm – A brief presentation by Eva and Sarah, sharing highlights from the project.
7.00pm – Close


Artist Talk | Home From Home

Thursday 8th December, 6pm, Cuming Museum, 151 Walworth Road

Join artist Eva Sajovic, and writer Sarah Butler for a conversation about the Home from Home exhibition, now showing at the Cuming Museum.

Free! All Welcome!

Download a flyer with full information


Photo Trail Launch
Saturday 3 December, 2:30pm


A trail of photographs and stories aroundthe Elephant and Castle shopping centre.
Please join us for a walk to launch the trail. Meet at the shopping centre inside the first floor entrance on Walworth Road by La Bodeguita.

We will enjoy performance by local Irish Fiddler Duo, a reading from writer Sarah Butler,
songs about Elephant&Castle and its surrounding by Nigel of Bermondsey ( and taste some traditional food and drink from the area.



Home From Home exhibition launch & 1st installation/display of our Collecting Home work.
6.30 PMOpening Speech by Cllr The Right Reverend Emmanuel Oyewole Deputy Cabinet Member for Southwark’s Heritage, introduced by Anya Whitehead, Arts & Heritage Manager,
6.35PMShort introduction to the exhibition and artist residency project by artists Eva Sajovic and Sarah Butler,
6.40PMA song inspired by the Elephant & Castle by “Nigel of Bermondsey”,

Home From Home exhibition presents a snapshot of the Elephant and Castle at the beginning of the 21 st century.
From the heart of the shopping centre, to the spaces tucked beneath the railway arches,
to the Heygate estate. Home from home celebrates the rich diversity of the area, and unearths
the stories and memories of those who have made the Elephant their home.

Supported by Southwark council & Arts Council England


Wednesday 2nd November | 10.30 – 12.00 | Walworth Garden Farm, Manor Place, Braganza Street, London SE17 3BN

What object from your life would you put in a museum?

If you’re a gardener, what’s your most precious tool? A spade? A gardening glove handed down from a relative? A scarecrow or charm to keep the birds away?

If you’d like to share the story of your object, and perhaps temporarily donate your object to be displayed in the Cuming museum (not compulsory) come along between 10.30 – 12.00. If you’re able to bring your object with you, please do, but don’t worry if it’s not transportable or no longer exists!

Wednesday 2nd November | 1.00 – 5.00pm (please get in touch to book a slot) | Cuming Museum, Old Walworth Town Hall, 151 Walworth Road, SE17 1RY

What object from your life would you put in a museum? We are looking for objects that represent local people, their everyday lives, or the history of the Walworth area.

If you’d like to share the story of your object, and perhaps temporarily donate your object to be displayed in the Cuming museum (not compulsory) we’d love to talk to you.

Each session will last approximately 45 minutes. We will show you a selection of objects from the museum’s collection and record a short interview with you. If you have an object you would like to bring in to talk about that would be fantastic, but we’re equally interested in talking about objects that might not exist anymore, or that are too big or too precious to bring in. We are also interested in talking about objects and memories which you might think about on the day once you’ve explored the museum objects we are working with.

Please let us know if you would like to come in by emailing  and we’ll be in touch to arrange a time.


Saturday 22nd October | 12.00 – 5.00pm

Put it on the Map! Walworth Family History Day at the Resource Centre off Westmoreland Road. Join us to decorate and make your own paper house and tell us what objects from your life you would put in a museum.


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