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Nine Elms Arts Ministry

Nine Elms Arts Ministry is an emerging community exploring arts, spirituality and social justice in Nine Elms and Battersea.

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Hope in Nine Elms

Hope in Nine Elms

Sun 3 May 2020

Write your Message of Hope on a square of paper, card or fabric, decorate it and send it to us....

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What is Nine Elms Arts Ministry?

Nine Elms Arts Ministry works with artists from a wide range of art forms and creative practices to explore the interactions between arts, spirituality and social justice. We create public events that: are creative and fun; provide opportunities for different parts of the community to meet and interact; foster wellbeing and enable conversation around issues of social justice and spirituality. In December 2019 we produced the Nine Elms Advent Calendar. We currently have a range of projects responding to the current issues around the lockdown. The community and ministry is led by Revd Betsy Blatchley, Pioneer Minister in the Arts (a former producer at the National Theatre) and is supported by the Anglican Diocese of Southwark.

Check out our current arts event - Hope in Nine Elms
We are on a mission to spread hope and positivity throughout Battersea and Nine Elms!

Watch a short video about the project below

Past Projects

In December 2019 Nine Elms Arts Ministry launched its most ambitious project to date, the Nine Elms Advent Calendar, which transformed Nine Elms into a giant advent calendar of art with free festive events every day from 1-24th December as each new window was revealed.

Well over 2,000 people visited the events and the venues included cafes, restaurants, schools, theatres, cinemas, gyms, churches, estate agents and empty units and ranged from traditional painted windows to an installation in a taxi and another completely created with products from New Covent Garden Market. Around fifty organisations were involved and plans are already afoot for an even bigger event in 2020.

Previous projects have included Refugee: A Christmas Story a performance event at the Village Hall, Battersea Power Station for Christmas 2018 ; #EasterHopeinNineElms – a pop up installation of hope that transformed the Nine Elms Pavilion (opposite the American Embassy); Creative Soul: an Arts Spa which launched a series of arts wellbeing pop-ups working in collaboration with different developments in Nine Elms.

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