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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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’.
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 email@example.com
Start date: 29/05/2021
End date: 13/06/2021