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 with cultural tenants including Matt’s Gallery, World Heart Beat, Chocolate Films and Theatre503.

Large-scale events such as Wandsworth Arts Fringe, London Festival of Architecture, 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 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.

A review has looked at the impact of cultural activities on the Battersea and Nine Elms area from 2017 to 2022. Read the Cultural Impact Assessment report (2022).

Cultural opportunities

As the cultural reputation of Nine Elms develops, we regularly have related opportunities available. They will be listed here.