Yard Cafe – Louie Louie
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A brand new collaboration between Louie Louie and the Jamyang Buddhist Centre,Yard Cafe nestles effortlessly in the garden and dining room of a stunning gothic style Victorian courthouse.

Open seven days a week (Monday - Friday, 9 - 3pm; Saturday - Sunday, 10 - 3pm) serving vegetarian and vegan salads, sandwiches, pastries & cakes + coffee by Redemption Roasters, Yard Cafe hosts regular exhibitions by local artists.
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First up, an exhibition of paintings & prints on tin of the Heygate Estate by Reuben Powell throughout June 2021.

Reuben Powell has lived and worked in Elephant and Castle for more than 35 years. His work focuses on the fast-changing landscape of his local neighbourhood, the disappearance of the old and emergence of the new.

The works shown here are of the Heygate Estate that once stood at the top of the Walworth Road. The Heygate Estate was built in the early 1970’s and together with its neighbour the Aylesbury Estate provided homes for thousands of people.The inhabitants were to be elevated above the then decaying Victorian streets of Elephant and Castle to homes interconnected by arial concrete walkways; the rumoured intention was they would be able to walk to Camberwell without touching the ground. A sign once stood by a locked gate on Heygate Street; “no footpath at ground level”.

The Heygate Estate was demolished in 2014 to make way for new blocks of flats themselves echoing the Victorian tenements that stood on the site before the Heygate itself was built.

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If you are interested in the space to hold a function (cafe + yard, or in the Jamyang Centre itself), please email venuehire@jamyang.co.uk

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You can now book in to one of the old court cells in the Jamyang Centre for the night! More info here.: