Round off half term with a free family friendly workshop

A group of artists are offering families the chance to help create a massive work of art as part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival.

Capture the Sun

Published on
June 1, 2016


Children and their families are invited to join a print workshop using flowers from New Covent Garden Flower Market as part of this year’s Chelsea Fringe Festival.

With the festival now in full flow, Capture the Sun is tipped to be a highlight – and free places are available for people aged over five  to help artists Melanie King, Alice Cazenave and Corinne Silva create a massive cyanotype print.

The workshop is at Embassy Gardens Marketing Suite, in Nine Elms Lane from 11.30am until 3.30pm on Sunday 5 June.

To book free places in the workshop click here.

The Chelsea Fringe straddles the week-long world-famous Chelsea Flower Show and is designed to bring cultural events with a floral twist to communities across London and around the globe.

Now in its fifth year, the annual celebration is being championed across Nine Elms and Vauxhall, an area with a deep-rooted horticultural heritage dating back hundreds of years to times when the area fed the city. It is also home to New Covent Garden Market – the UK’s biggest fresh produce market and the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens.

Nine Elms on the South Bank Chelsea Fringe Festival highlights include:

• A new site-specific art installation by artist Rachel Champion  in a disused  railway arch at  147 Newport Street , commissioned by the Nine Elms on the South Bank with the support of the Vauxhall One. The installation can be viewed between 11am and 5pm on Thursdays to Sundays  until June 30th 2016.

• A summer party with acoustic music and Pimm’s in the Barbara Hepworth-inspired garden by Rosie Irving and Antonia Young, which has been relocated from Tate Britain to the pop-up sculpture park next to the Beaconsfield Gallery in Newport Street. The event takes place between noon and 3pm on Friday 10 June.

• The opportunity to see London’s oldest cultivated garden during the Lambeth Palace Garden Open Day with special bee hive tour from 12 noon until 3pm on Friday 3rd June. Booking  essential.

• A  free family roof garden fun day on the Doddington and Rollo Estate on Saturday 11 June from 11am until 4pm. For more information visit garden. All are welcome.

Most of the events are free but places for some activities are limited and must be booked in advance.
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