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Wandsworth Heritage Festival

Wandsworth Heritage Festival is a programme of events that celebrates local history. The events of this year’s festival focuses on homes and housing in Wandsworth’s past and present. The festival runs from Saturday 29 May to Sunday 13 June 2021.




We’ve selected events during the festival that may feature the history of Nine Elms or take place in the Nine Elms area.

Online talk: London Undercurrents – celebrating women’s history south and north of the river

Thursday 3 June, 7pm

Organised by London Undercurrents

Battersea poet Hilaire and Islington poet Joolz Sparkes read from their poetry collection London Undercurrents, and discuss the inspirational women behind their closely researched work, including Charlotte Despard, apprentice laundresses, lady cyclists in Battersea Park, and their north London sisters.

Tickets are free, booking required – contact

Online talk: Battersea’s ‘palaces in the night’

Organised by Jon Newman

Thursday 10 June, 7pm

James Whistler wrote of Battersea’s industrial riverside, as depicted in his ‘nocturne’ paintings: “the tall chimneys become campanile – and the warehouses are palaces in the night”. Apartment blocks have long replaced industry, and Jon’s talk traces the history of these new riverside ‘palaces’.

Book your free tickets to Battersea’s ‘palaces in the night’ via Eventbrite. 

Walk: Battersea Park and Prince of Wales Drive

Organised by Friends of Battersea Park

Sunday 13 June, 2pm

A walk looking at homes and housing in and around Battersea Park.

£5 donation welcome, booking required – contact

Download the Wandsworth Heritage Festival brochure for a full list of events across Wandsworth.

Visit Event Web Link

Start date: 29/05/2021
End date: 13/06/2021

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