This summer’s Happy Streets Festival is held around the Thessaly Road area, SW8, with a line-up of FREE live music, theatre, craft and wellbeing activities and performances for all ages.
Scroll down and see what’s on at our community venues during the Happy Streets Festival 2022!
1.00 – 5.00
Art exhibition and free refreshments
Enjoy free refreshments and look round the free exhibition of Alexa Muen’s artistic works.
Address: 11 Patmore St, Nine Elms, London SW8 4JD
1.00 – 5.00
Free walk-in and football play taster day
Play some football and try out Powerleague’s state of the art pitches during the Happy Streets Festival. Visit the Powerleague reception to book your free session.
Address: 130 Thessaly Rd, Nine Elms, London SW8 5EJ
12.00 – 6.00
Take part in Happy Feet, a collective family painting event with Sol Golden Sato
‘HAPPY FEET’ invites you to a collective family painting event, a celebration of creativity and wellbeing using dancing feet to make a massive painting. Everyone of all ages is welcome to paint and dance.
Address: Just opposite the ROSE Community Clubroom, 22 Ascalon St, Nine Elms, London SW8 4AN
10.00 – 1.00
Gardening workshop with Urban Canopy
The morning workshop will be focused on gardening skills. Urban Canopy will guide people in how to care for the garden and how to plant a range of edible and flowering plants from seed. Those who attend will be invited to take cuttings from a variety of mint plants that they can then take home with them for replanting.
2.00 – 5.00
Harvesting workshop with Urban Canopy
The afternoon session will be focused on demonstrating how to harvest and prepare foods from the garden. There will be a wide range of edible fruits, leaves and flowers in the garden, including blackcurrants, chard, mint, sea kale and many more. They will demonstrate how to harvest these foods and also how some of them can be prepared.
Address: Just off Patmore Street, SW8 4JJ. Located beside the playground between Stroudley House and Beattie House.
In partnership with Lambeth Council.
12.00 – 4.00
Community Fun Day with Big Up Communities, live music, face painting, free BBQ and workshops
12.00 – 1.00
Music production workshop
1.00 – 2.00
MMA Fitness session for all ages and abilities
2.00 – 3.00
3.00 – 3.45
Live music/open mic
Activities available throughout the day will include:
– A wellbeing corner
– Art and craft activities (including keyring making and a graffiti wall)
– Adventure play
– Giant Jenga/Connect 4
– Table tennis
– Filmmaking vox pops/interview techniques
– Free BBQ
– Face painting
Address: Stewart’s Rd, Nine Elms, London SW8 4UG
St George’s Church
St George’s Church is lovely modern spaces of Thessaly Road in Nine Elms home to St George’s Community Rooms. The rooms are used by local performers and theatre groups for rehearsals and local schools and cultural groups for educational and family events. On Sundays, the rooms are home to St George’s Community Church serving Thessaly and Nine Elms, and during the week the Artist in Residence Alexa Muen creates wonderful images of light and elegance from her on-site studio.
Sol Golden Sato
Sol Golden Sato is an artist who likes to work with people and places using painting, fabric sculpture and film in a mixed performance and participation. Sol seeks to instigate the creation of cultural communities by acting as catalysts for social engagement that leads to all of re-imagining how we live and want to live.
Community is important and central to how Sol works. Sol views London as one family and has worked from Portobello road and King’s road in West London, Selfridges flagship store in Central London, Clapham Junction South London to Waltham Forest in North London.
Powerleague are the champions of 5-a-sides in Battersea. Find out more about leagues, tournaments & kids parties or book a pitch online.
Big Up Communities
Big Up Communities is a not-for-profit organisation that offers creative and community led activities and volunteering opportunities for all ages and abilities. This includes, filmmaking, Art, Music Production, MMA fitness, SEN specific groups and adventure play.
Urban Canopy are a community gardening organisation that has worked with residents across Patmore, Savona and Carey Gardens estates to improve outdoor public space, host educational gardening activities, and bring community groups in the area together.
In January and February 2020, Urban Canopy worked with children from Patmore Estate to create Patmore Food Forest, a foragers paradise of edible plants, mixed with pollinator-friendly flowers, all planted up using forest gardening techniques.
Various venues around SW8
Event date: 09/07/2022
Open from 12:00 to 18:00