Feature Articles Archive

  1. Food enterprise hub at Mission Kitchen

    Meet Mission Kitchen, a new social food enterprise for London’s next generation of food entrepreneurs, supporting small food businesses with big ideas – and set to open in Nine Elms in June. Food offers people from every walk of life the chance to start a business, love their work, fulfil their potential, and change the […]

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  2. Looking back: Battersea Enamels

    For centuries, the Nine Elms and Battersea riverside industries have led the way in innovative art and design. The iconic ‘Battersea Enamels’ became a famous brand despite operating for only three years from 1753 to 1756 on its original site near Battersea Reach. The Enamel works were located in the grounds of York House on […]

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  3. Looking back: The Nine Elms Red House

    This riverside tavern called the Red House once stood where Battersea Park is now, occupying five acres of land from around 1753 to 1853. Known locally as the “Red ‘us”, the structure was built of red brick with green shutters and a prominent bay window. Visitors to the house would arrive by boat from London. […]

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  4. Nina Wakeford: Nine Elms – a new ‘Pink Depot’?

    As part of Wandsworth Art’s LGBT+ History Month programme, artist Nina Wakeford writes about the vibrant history of LGBT+ culture in Nine Elms and her hopes for its future. “It felt like it was in the middle of nowhere.” “You approached it, and it seemed really bare all around it.” “‘Cos you had that little walk from the […]

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  5. Love Nine Elms this Valentine’s Day

    We’re keeping our love locked-down this Valentine’s Day. There’s plenty of activities and Covid-safe ways to spend the time, either with yourself or a loved one to support local businesses during this season of love. If the way to your heart is through your stomach, why not try one of these pick-up or takeaway offers? […]

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  6. World Heart Beat musicians share the need for love this Valentine’s Day

    Young musicians from award-winning charity World Heart Beat Music Academy, Wandsworth have come together online this Valentine’s Day with its lockdown version of Stevie Wonder’s inspirational Love’s In Need Of Love Today. The music video features 105 young vocalists, plus flutes, violins, saxophones, trumpets, trombones, Tabla players and entire rhythm sections, who have come together […]

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