Activists converge on London for Elephant & Castle squat

Tony Gosling tony at
Wed Feb 27 20:05:49 GMT 2013

Eileen House opened by Self-Organised London as new social space
Self-Organised London | 23.02.2013 10:01 | Free Spaces | London
Self-Organised London Social Space has now been 
opened in a squatted office building near Elephant and Castle.

Eileen House on 80-94 Newington Causeway, a 1960s 
office building, has now been empty for years. 
Its redevelopment has been subject to a 
protracted and contested debate between Southwark 
Council, Oakmayne developers, local residents, 
the famous nightclub “Ministry of Sound” (located 
opposite Eileen House) and – the mayor of London 
(see PDF). After numerous months of haggling and 
bureaucratic warfare, it’s time to reclaim Eileen 
house for the public and the interests of the Elephant’s residents!

On Tuesday night, 19th February, a number of 
social centre collectives squatted Eileen House 
as a direct action against gentrification. As a 
selforganised London Social Space, we want to 
propose & exchange ideas for radical 
alternatives, serving the needs of the many 
vibrant and organic communities around E&C!

For this reason we will put on a number of 
events, talks, discussions, film screenings, 
music nights and much more for the first week 
(see below). All residents and Londoners are more 
than welcome to pop in for a cuppa, discuss 
matters, attend our events or just have a good 
chat! During this first week we are really happy 
for people to come mby, have a look around the 
building and maybe give us a hand with setting up 
the space, while on the long run, the opening 
times will be from Wednesdays till Sundays, 2-10 pm.

Links: Self-Organised London Social Space | Crews:
No Shoes No Roots | DIY space for London

Donations (kitchen equipment, furniture, 
decoration material, food, etc) are more than welcome.

Come down to the Elephant to FIGHT GENTRIFICATION 

SOL – Self-Organised London Social Space
Follow us on twitter (Self-organised LDN), find 
us on Facebook (Self-organised London) or visit 
our online portal:

Run by:
Library Street Collective

No Shoes No Roots

DIY space for London
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