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Free music lessons with World Heart Beat

Free music lessons with World Heart Beat

21 Jun – 31 Aug 2022

Free music lessons and space to practice Music is in the Air – a pop-up space If you’re aged 5-25 years and interested...

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Arts and Crafts for 0-4 years old, at Yvonne Carr Centre

Arts and Crafts for 0-4 years old, at Yvonne Carr Centre

28 Jul – 1 Sep 2022

Messy Play! Weekly on Thursdays: 10:30am - 12noon, from Thursday 28th July - Thursday 1st September 2022. Free. A group...

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Creative Soul: Dance

Back by popular demand! 

Join us - in person - each Wednesday evening from 8th June – 13th July - for gentle movement sessions, taught by professional dancers, Emily Yong and Rachel Riveros.

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Each session begins with a gentle warm up, followed by some simple stretches, before we explore a short movement piece, based around a different theme each week.

It’s all about expressing yourself through movement, in an encouraging and supportive environment - there is no such thing as getting it wrong!

After each session there will be refreshments and a chance to reflect on the class and enjoy each other’s company.

​The sessions take place at St Mary’s Primary School at Battersea Exchange (opposite Battersea Park Station) in their beautiful new hall with sprung floors. 

Everyone is welcome – you don’t need any dance experience – these sessions are for adults of all abilities. 

You can attend just 1 session, or come along for all 5  - there is no charge. 

Booking in advance is advised. You can book your place here.

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Signs of Hope

In these difficult and unsettling times we want to bring a little hope - and we hope that you will join us. Our aim is to fill our social media feeds with ‘signs of hope’ in our community and beyond. Between now and Easter, we will be sharing photos, messages and artworks that we see as ‘signs of hope’.

We would love it if you would join in. If you see something that makes you feel hopeful – a flower growing out of concrete, the sun breaking through the clouds, laughter with friends, a beautiful painting - take a photo and post it! If you want to celebrate someone who helps you keep hopeful post a photo of them and say why! If you read words that fill your heart with hope – share them! Or post a picture of yourself and tell us what brings you hope.

Tag us in your posts and use the hashtag #HopeinNineElms and we will share as many as we can.

For Easter 2019 we launched #HopeinNineElms by filling the Nine Elms Pavilion with 400 messages of hope from residents and visitors.
During lockdown in 2020, we invited everyone to create "Hope Squares" to display in their windows - and we organised 40 local residents to write and produce a Hope Song.

In 2022 we need to find signs of hope more than ever!

Social Media Exhibition

In January 2022 we hosted our 3rd Social Media Exhibition: Art of Peace. We were thrilled to commission so many wonderful artists for the 2021 Advent Calendar, but there were many more who submitted fantastic ideas. You can see the exhibition via our social media channels.

Nine Elms Advent Calendar Trail 2021

Share your Feedback: Art Trail 2021 Survey

Art Trail Map 2021

Nine Elms Arts Ministry

Nine Elms Arts Ministry is an arts community which has been working in Battersea and Nine Elms since 2018. The community is led by Revd Betsy Blatchley, Pioneer Minister in the Arts in Nine Elms, and is supported by the Anglican Diocese of Southwark. It brings together creatives, businesses and residents in Nine Elms through arts events and initiatives with a focus around wellbeing, spirituality, and social justice.

Since 2019, one of its flagship projects has been the Advent Calendar Art Trail. In 2021, the Art Trail created a collaboration of over 60 creatives, businesses and community groups. Nine Elms Arts Ministry was a founding partner in the ‘Create and Learn Play Kits’ project which has distributed 10,000 creative packs to primary school children most in need across Wandsworth during the pandemic. They have also hosted Social Media Exhibitions around thought-provoking topics theme, which offer a platform to locally-based artists and a regular programme of arts prayer events – live and via zoom.

To get in touch with Nine Elms Arts Ministry visit nineelmsartsministry.org