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A Ritual for Elephant and Castle: Film screening and Talk by Marcus Coates in collaboration with Chrome Hoof and Wildbirds & Peacedrums, at Siobhan Davies Studios, St George's Road, London, SE1 6ER

Category: Art
Date:     09 October 2009
Time:     08:37 AM


Detail	Description
Date	Fri 16 Oct 2009
Time	7-9pm
Tickets	Free admission
Booking	Required, 020 7091 9650

Siobhan Davies Studios are pleased to present an evening of film and conversation as part of 
Elefest 2009.

A Ritual for Elephant & Castle is a new documentary film which explores the transitions currently 
taking place in the South London neighbourhood. The documentary follows artist/shaman Marcus 
Coates as he sets out on a ‘Vision Quest’ in the heart of this South London neighbourhood, to search 
out animal spirits to help guide the local community through a period of change.

Involving local residents from the iconic Heygate Estate, Southwark councillors and a psychedelic 
doom rock orchestra called Chrome Hoof, the community and artists embarked on a journey into the 
depths of the neighbourhood in search of alternative ways to find solutions to a shared problem. The 
findings from the ‘Vision Quest’ were presented to the community via a rock-disco-shamanic-ritual at 
the legendary Coronet Theatre in June this year.

At this one-off event Siobhan Davies Studios present preview screenings of the film and performance 
at the Coronet Theatre alongside a talk with Michael Smythe (producer for Nomad), Marcus Coates 
and the writer Will Hodgkinson.

Siobhan Davies Studios
85 St. George’s Road
T: 020 7091 9650

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