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Light Up Nine Elms

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The Nine Elms neighbourhood is lighting up this winter as beautiful illustrations of the nine elms trees growing along Nine Elms Lane are projected by artist Jony Easterby onto buildings around the area.

From 13-21 December, the detailed tree drawings by artist Pippa Taylor will come to life each evening after dark, their silvery branches transforming old and new buildings around the neighbourhood.

The event is free, accessible and open to everyone!

Discover the illuminations while enjoying a night out in Nine Elms or follow organised trails to see the elm projections on buildings old and new across the community, including New Union Square, ROSE community clubroom, Elm Quay Court on the Thames river path and six other locations.

Animated: Tree illuminations across Nine Elms

The illuminations have been  commissioned by Wandsworth Council to celebrate the history of the area’s nine elm trees.

The Nine Elms place name has been traced back to the 17th century and nine elm trees were known to be standing on Nine Elms Lane in the 1840s. The elms are thought to have been replanted several times since then.

Elm tree projections will be seen at:

  • New Union Square, near US Embassy, SW8
  • ROSE community clubroom, Ascalon Street, SW8
  • Elm Quay Court, on Thames river path, SW8
  • Stroudley House, Patmore estate, SW8
  • Waitrose, New Union Square, SW8
  • Brunswick House, SW8
  • Plus more locations to be announced

Buildings around Nine Elms

Nearest train/tube:
Queenstown Road/Battersea Park, Vauxhall

Start date: 13/12/2019
End date: 21/12/2019
Open from 17:00 to 21:00

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