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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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Call for business & community participants - Nine Elms Advent Calendar Trail 2020

Call for business & community participants - Nine Elms Advent Calendar Trail 2020

23 Oct – 31 Oct 2020

If you're a Local Business or community venue get in touch with Betsy.Blatchley@southwark.anglican.org about being one...

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Nine Elms Advent Calendar Trail 2020

Nine Elms Advent Calendar Trail 2020

1 Dec – 31 Dec 2020

A Trail of 24 signature window venues, on the theme of ‘Light in the Darkness’, for Nine Elms Advent...

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Call for Signature Advent Window participants

Nine Elms Advent Calendar Trail 2020

We are planning once again to co-ordinate 24 beautiful windows – working with as many local artists and creatives as possible - but this year we will be creating several ‘area trails’ of beautifully decorated windows and installations. These will open gradually through December to create the complete trail of 24 windows, which can be enjoyed in Covid-safe ways by all ages, exploring the trails in household groups.

How to get involved!

We hope that you will want to get involved – we want the Advent Calendar to offer our local businesses, developers, artists and community some much needed sparkle this winter. To secure your place in the Nine Elms Advent Calendar 2020 please email  betsy.blatchley@nineelmsartsministry.org  to receive an Expression of Interest Form, which needs to be completed as soon as possible (and by 28th October at the latest).

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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. 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.

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.

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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