The Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area is undergoing rapid transformation, opening up as an innovative mixed-use neighbourhood on the Thames in central London. Apple is opening new London office space in Battersea Power Station, further enhancing the area’s reputation for creative and digital industries.

A vibrant cultural programme of events, exhibitions and installations is being delivered by Wandsworth Council alongside new cultural spaces opening up in Nine Elms including Matt’s Gallery, World Heart Beat, Chocolate Films and Theatre503.

More on cultural anchor tenants World Heart Beat

Large-scale events such as Line of Light, Light Up Nine Elms, Art Night and the local Happy Streets community festival have attracted thousands of residents and visitors from across London, while recent online and virtual events have engaged audiences in their own living rooms or classrooms.

Arts and culture are at the heart of creating this new part of central London, with a vital role in fostering community cohesion and building pride of place. Read the cultural strategy for 2017-20.

Cultural opportunities

As the cultural reputation of Nine Elms develops, we regularly have related opportunities available.

Spring programme 2022

Be a part of the Nine Elms arts commissioning process at our movement + metamorphosis event at the ROSE Community Clubroom on 25 March 2022. Following our ‘Make your art in Nine Elms call-out’, you can see the artists proposals during the event and vote on which projects you’d like to see happen this year. Find and more and register your place.