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Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2021

Wandsworth Arts Fringe (WAF) shakes up south west London with an eclectic programme of arts and culture open to all that thrills, moves and inspires audiences.

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Every year, Wandsworth Arts Fringe (WAF) shakes up south west London with an eclectic programme of arts and culture that thrills, moves and inspires audiences from across the city.

Wandsworth Arts Fringe took place this year from 25 June to 11 July.

Did you go along to an event or take part online? Fill out the WAF survey to give your views.

WAF is an open access arts festival so everyone is welcome to take part.

This year the festival will be a hybrid of digital and live events in venues and outdoors in parks, community estates and the high street (subject to Government restrictions).

Here’s a list of events taking place in Nine Elms during the festival…

Griffin Primary School – ‘Forest Tales, Hunting for the Wild Things’

8 July, 1.45pm to 3.15pm at Griffin Primary, Stewart’s Rd, Nine Elms, London SW8 4JB

Free, for under 6s

Situated in Griffin Primary’s own Forest in the City space, children will be encouraged to explore a text through a range of creative outdoor art and play activities.

Book tickets for Forest Tales, Hunting for the Wild Things

Happy Streets Festival

10 July from 12noon to 6pm at multiple venues around Nine Elms

Don’t miss this year’s Happy Streets Festival – a fun-packed free family day out in the heart of Nine Elms!

If you live, work or go to school in the Nine Elms area, come along to this one-day festival for the whole community.

This year you can enjoy live music, circus and dance performances, pizza-making and craft-making for all ages.

The festival is outdoors and will adhere to Covid-secure Government guidance.

See the full programme of events at Happy Streets

Citizens of the Climate – WHABBstudio

Various dates and times throughout the festival on the Nine Elms Community Noticeboard, Bourne Valley Wharf, Riverside Walk (off Nine Elms Lane), SW8 5DF

A collection of personal written stories and audio recordings from Wandsworth residents on how they feel climate change is affecting the environment in which we live.

Discover the stories situated around Wandsworth by scanning QR codes for the audio version or reading the text on wooden panels. A digital online map of Wandsworth will accompany the stories, plotting the artwork’s positions, including the audio stories. The map and works can also be enjoyed online as a stand-alone digital experience.

Bring your headphones to listen to the stories. 

Find out more about Citizens of the Climate

Wandsworth Arts Fringe is brought to you by Wandsworth Council, supporting the arts and culture industries across the borough. The festival is funded by Wandsworth Council and has received generous contributions from Arts Council England.

Start date: 25/06/2021
End date: 11/07/2021

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