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Share hope messages in Nine Elms

People of Battersea and Nine Elms are encouraged to create their own messages of hope this month that can be shared with the whole community.

Felicity Prazak

Published on
May 26, 2020


Following on from the successful Hope Pop-up at the outdoors Nine Elms Pavilion last year, #HopeInNineElms is online this year.

All you need to do is:

  • Think of a message of hope in less than 15 words
  • decorate it in a square shape using any materials you have
  • take a photo of your message
  • share on your social media using the hashtag #HopeInNineElms
  • upload to
  • entries close 31 May.

Some of the images will be chosen to feature in a short film and they will all be brought together in one big ‘celebration of hope’ when people are able to gather together again. You are also encouraged to put your image in your window so your neighbours can see it!

Find out more in this short video made by Chocolate Films and supported by Wandsworth Council

Wandsworth Council is supporting the project led by the Nine Elms Arts Ministry, also part of this year’s special online Wandsworth Arts Fringe programme called WAF in Your Living Room.

Speaking about WAF In Your Living Room, Wandsworth Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services and Open Spaces, Councillor Steffi Sutters, said: “We could have just cancelled this year’s WAF, but we highly value our artists and cultural organisations and decided that helping them find new audiences during this challenging time is a vital part of the council’s work.

“We’re lucky to have an incredible pool of cultural talent here in Wandsworth, as well as theatre groups, venues and other organisations that help make this borough such a great place to live, and we are determined to actively support them.

The Nine Elms Arts Ministry is an emerging community of artists and creatives exploring arts, spirituality and social justice. Find out more at or follow on Instagram & Facebook @nineelmsartsministry and on Twitter @9ElmsArtsRev

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