The Happiness Garden

Latest things to see and do in Nine Elms

What’s in Nine Elms right now.

As new buildings go up and park spaces open there are many opportunities to see something different on Nine Elms.

The Happiness Garden at St George's School
The Happiness Garden at St George's School

Sunflower Mural appears at the Happiness Garden, St Georges Primary School

A new mural has now opened at St George's School in Corunna Rd (just off Thessaly Road). It is one of the final touches to the Happiness Garden, which provides an outdoor learning and play area for local children - many of whom don't have a garden of their own. There are fragrant, colourful & nectar rich plants, a storytelling circle and lots of adaptable facilities to inspire and enable a sense of outdoor adventure.

Read more about the Happiness Garden.

Christmas Wreath Making at Vauxhall City Farm

Vauxhall City Farm is holding festive workshops on 27 November and 4 and 11 December to get you into the Christmas spirit.

Each workshop lasts two hours and a half so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy a hot mince pie & a mulled apple drink, whilst you perfect your masterpiece! More information.

Swete Brethe by Phil Coy

To celebrate the start of works for its move Nine Elms, Matt's Gallery has commissioned a site-specific installation and generative sonic work by Phil Coy on a patch of unused ground next to the US Embassy. Meant to encourage us to stop and think and maybe contemplate the winds of change that are sweeping through the built environment and the local communities of this area, it is open from Thursday 21 October until 28 November 2021.

Christmas Themed Workshops at Moyses Stevens Flower School

From 23 November, in the run up to Christmas enjoy Christmas themed Wreath, Table Centre and Enchanted Forest Workshops at our local florist Moyses Stevens.

Workshops are held at Moyses Stevens, Unit 13 Circus Village West, Circus Road West, SW11 8EZ

More information

Photo: Projection Teknik
Photo: Projection Teknik

Line of Light Outdoor Festival, Projection Teknik and SoundThread/RCA

Wandsworth and Lambeth Councils present a light and soundscape by Projection Teknik and SoundThread/RCA to mark the opening of the new Northern Line tube extension. More information.

The outdoor festival follows the route of the new Northern line extension between Battersea Power Station and Kennington, via Nine Elms, on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 October 2021.

Image: Chris Ensminger Unsplash
Image: Chris Ensminger Unsplash

Foxes at Theatre 503

A new play by Dexter Flanders and directed by James Hillier exploring the painful decision for a young black Londoner to come out as homosexual within his strongly disapproving community.

At Theatre 503 above the Latchmere Pub, 503 Battersea Park Rd, London SW11 3BW

Booking from 5 until 26 October 2021. Livestream on 26th October.
Includes Parent & Baby, Relaxed and Captioned performances. 
Pay-what-you-can tickets available. Bus 344 from Nine Elms.

Co-produced by Defibrillator Theatre in association with the Actors Centre.

Black History Month, October 2021

Did you know London's first black mayor was elected in Battersea? John Archer was elected Mayor of Battersea in 1913; just one of the many inspiring stories illuminated by Black History Month. With a new campaign slogan for this year's celebration - ‘Proud to Be…’ - Black History Month commemorates the history, achievements and contributions of black people in the UK. Events across Wandsworth Libraries.

The PR company working for the latest James Bond movie No Time To Die has installed a giant toy Aston Martin car at Battersea Power Station. Referring to the classic cars in the film, it's based on an original Corgi toy from 1965 - the DB5 - of which around 20 million have been sold worldwide.

On display until 1 October 2021.

Belly Up at the Turbine Theatre - Quick Fire Historical Comedy

A fun night out at the Turbine Theatre is promised from Belly Up: A “jam-packed historical comedy full of unexpected twists” (The Stage)

15 - 18 September 2021

At The Turbine Theatre, Arches Ln, Nine Elms, London SW11 8AB

www.theturbinetheatre.com