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30th October - 14th December 2014

The Trouble With Painting Today (Pump House Gallery until 14th December 2014)

Pump House Gallery celebrates its second annual open call exhibition The Trouble with Painting Today, curated by Hannah Conroy and members from Wandsworth University of the Third Age (U3A).

Selecting works from over 260 submissions, curators from U3A will work with Hannah to explore painting in all its forms and varieties and present a reinterpretation of the medium.

Gallery opening times: Wednesday - Sunday 11am - 4pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ

Nearest rail: Battersea Park or Queenstown Road. Buses: 19, 44, 49, 137, 239, 319, 344, 345.

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1st December 2014

Northern line extension plans: drop-in session

Now that the Northern line extension has been given the full go-ahead, TfL and its contractor Ferrovial Agroman Laing O'Rourke (FLO) have organised a series of drop-in sessions for members of the public. They have produced a number of Environmental Management Plans ('Code of Construction Practice Part Bs'), agreed with the Boroughs. This is your opportunity to speak to someone in the team directly about the plans.

6:30pm - 8:30pm

The Glassworks, 1c Montford Place, London SE11 5DE

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21st November 2014 - 4th January 2015

ICE SKATE VAUXHALL (21st November 2014 - 4th January 2015)

This festive season ice skate Vauxhall, a brand new winter experience located in the historic Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. Visitors to Ice Skate Vauxhall can experience a full size 600sqm urban Ice Rink and London’s FIRST Christmas Tree Maze, made from Nordmann fir trees. Adding to the atmosphere will be Street Entertainers, Urban Skater Trick Teams, an extended Street Market of London’s top pop-up eateries, plus shopping at the Artisan Craft Market, thrills on traditional rides and much more.

11am - 8pm (Sunday to Thursday); 11am - 9pm (Friday & Saturday)

Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, Vauxhall, London, SE11 5HY

Nearest bus/train/tube: Vauxhall

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2nd December 2014

Northern line extension plans: drop-in session

Now that the Northern line extension has been given the full go-ahead, TfL and its contractor Ferrovial Agroman Laing O'Rourke (FLO) have organised a series of drop-in sessions for members of the public. They have produced a number of Environmental Management Plans ('Code of Construction Practice Part Bs'), agreed with the Boroughs. This is your opportunity to speak to someone in the team directly about the plans.

6:30pm - 8:30pm

St Agnes Church, St Agnes Place, London SE11 4BB

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3rd December 2014

Northern line extension plans: drop-in session

Now that the Northern line extension has been given the full go-ahead, TfL and its contractor Ferrovial Agroman Laing O'Rourke (FLO) have organised a series of drop-in sessions for members of the public. They have produced a number of Environmental Management Plans ('Code of Construction Practice Part Bs'), agreed with the Boroughs. This is your opportunity to speak to someone in the team directly about the plans.

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Wheatsheaf Hall, Wheatsheaf Lane (off South Lambeth Road), Vauxhall, London SW8 2UP

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Nine Elms station sign

4th December 2014

Northern line extension plans: drop-in session

Now that the Northern line extension has been given the full go-ahead, TfL and its contractor Ferrovial Agroman Laing O'Rourke (FLO) have organised a series of drop-in sessions for members of the public. They have produced a number of Environmental Management Plans ('Code of Construction Practice Part Bs'), agreed with the Boroughs. This is your opportunity to speak to someone in the team directly about the plans.

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Rose Centre Ascalon Street, Battersea, London SW8 4DJ

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7th December 2014

The Bandstand Winter Fair

The Bandstand Winter Fair is back! Enjoy live bands and carol singing, stalls selling crêpes, mulled wine, cocktails and even doggy treats!

Pop over to The Toast Temple, the latest Wandsworth Arts Festival commission. Kids will be entertained with vintage funfair rides, Christmas workshops and even a visit from Santa! No need to book, just turn up! FREE event.

11am - 5pm

Bandstand, Battersea Park, London SW11

Nearest rail: Battersea Park. Buses 19, 44, 49, 137, 156, 239, 319, 344, 345 or 452 pass by or near the park.

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Vauxhall City Farm Christmas Family Fun Day

7th December 2014

Vauxhall City Farm's Christmas Family Fun Day

Come along for a day of festive crafts, activities and stalls for all of the family to enjoy - pick up some presents and make some decorations! The Living Nativity Scene will give children a chance to dress up and have their photo taken with some of the animals - a lovely memento of the day. Great prizes to be won in the raffle- family ice skating tickets, Christmas hamper and more!

11am - 4pm

Vauxhall City Farm, 165 Tyers Street,
London SE11 5HS

Nearest tube/rail/bus: Vauxhall

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Pumphouse Gallery workshop

7th December 2014

Fragmented Faces behind the Printed Curtain: Pumphouse Gallery Sunday Social

In response to Abi Freckleton’s piece in the exhibition, join artist Raksha Patel as we create fragmented portraits using mirrors. The workshop explores how different artists create representations of themselves using a range of materials and methods, such as block printing, paper folding and sculpture, which are combined with a variety of painting methods. This workshop is inspired by Abi Frecklingtons sculptural paintings that combine canvas with ceramic, and the Seventeenth Century English Master William Hogarth.

Alongside the workshop, at 2pm there will be a family tour of the exhibition to explore Abi Freckleton’s work and other artists in the exhibition who have looked at the different parts that make a painting.

Free drop in workshop for all ages.

11:30am – 3:30pm

Pumphouse Gallery, Battersea Park, London, Sw11 4NJ

Nearest rail: Battersea Park

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8th December 2014

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Carol Concert

What better way to support Battersea Dogs & Cats Home but to join in their festive celebrations! They’re decking the halls with bow wows of holly for a very special family carol concert. Seat capacity is limited; book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets are priced at adults £20, children £10.

7.30pm - 9pm. Doors open 7pm.

St Luke's Church, Sydney Street, Chelsea, London SW3 6NH

Buses: 49 and 211 pass the church. 19, 22, 11,14 stop nearby. Nearest tube: South Kensington/Sloane Square (ten minutes' walk)

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9th December 2014

Transforming Vauxhall Cross: Have your say

TfL and Lambeth Council are holding a drop-in event where you can view in detail the proposals to transform Vauxhall Cross, and speak to the teams involved. If you are unable to make this session please note you can still take part in the online consultation until Friday, 19th December 2014.

10am - 6pm

Carmelita Centre, 41 Vauxhall Walk, London SE11 5JT

Nearest rail/tube: Vauxhall

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14th December 2014

Ginger Abstracts and Rice Words: Pumphouse Gallery Sunday Social

On the final day of the exhibition, join us as we experiment with painting with food dyes, icing sugar and rice paper. On the final day, artist Raksha Patel will be joined by baker Rachael Hill and the Project Space transformed into an Art Tea-Room. As we gear up for Christmas, the Project Space will be filled with herbal teas and other fragrant spices. Explore the colours found in natural herbs and spices, and create edible abstracts.

Alongside the workshop, at 2pm there will be a family tour of the exhibition to explore artists who have used unusual materials in their work.

Free drop-in workshop for all ages.

11.30am – 3.30pm

Pumphouse Gallery, Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ

Nearest rail: Battersea Park

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Beaconsfield Gallery - One eye is enough, RIchard Hards

17th - 20th December 2014 (extended show)

Beaconsfield Gallery - One eye is enough, Richard Hards show extension (17th-20th)

Richard Hards recently graduated from the Royal College of Art in Sculpture (MA) and has been invited to make an intervention in Beaconsfield's Upper Space Gallery.

Hards' previous works are characterised by their direct and often combative response to found site or subject. Architectural intervention or excavation has more recently been augmented by a number of video works, two of which are shown as part of the FlatScreen programme.

His show is now been extended 17-20 December 2014, with an open invitation to join for closing drinks with the artist on 19 December.

One eye is enough reflects Beaconsfield's commissioning commitment to emergent artists.

11am - 5pm. Closing drinks: 19 December 6pm - 8pm.

Beaconsfield Gallery, 22 Newport Street, Vauxhall, London SE11 6AY

Nearest tube/rail: Vauxhall

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Main image credit: Vauxhall Village Presents Summer Screen