October 2014

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Wednesday 1st October 2014

Supply Nine Elms free workshop: Critiquing Your Pitch

Register for this free workshop to help local Wandsworth and Lambeth businesses take best advantage of the opportunities at Nine Elms on the South Bank

6:00 - 9:00 pm

The Alcock Room, The Kia Oval, Kennington, SE11 5SS

Nearest tube: Oval

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1st October - 2nd November 2014

THE BIG DRAW 2014 (1st October - 2nd November 2014)

Scribble, sketch, colour and doodle central London’s newest district: Nine Elms on the South Bank welcomes The Big Draw 2014

See individual event listings

Throughout Nine Elms on the South Bank

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4th & 5th October 2014

The Pam Williams Studio - Giant interactive picture puzzles (4-5 Oct)

Opening as part of Lambeth Open Studios: Help to create 6X4ft, interactive puzzle pictures on the walls of Pam's studio. Make a dramatic statement. For keen artists of all ages. Great big puzzle shapes are drawn onto the walls, up the stairs and on the landing. Choose your own puzzle piece and produce your own art...on the wall... At the end of the weekend, everyone who has taken part will receive a picture of the finished puzzle pictures for their portfolio....the anticipation is overwhelming....you are going to transform Pam's house with your shapes and colours of the world!

10am-5pm

The Pam Williams Studio, 31 Nealden Street, London SW9 9RA

Nearest tube: Clapham North/Stockwell/Brixton

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4th & 5th October 2014

Wandsworth Artists' Open House 2014 (4th-5th)

Great art that's right up your street

11am - 6pm

Throughout Wandsworth

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5th October 2014

Pump House Gallery - Big Draw: UP CLOSE

Join artists Amy Pennington on our first workshop with Big Draw to explore the hidden world of the Thames. Step into our lab, complete with petri dishes and jars of lake and river water. Become a marine biologist for the day and investigate what animals and plants are hiding in our rivers. Experiment with patterns, scale and use magnified glasses to transform tiny details in ginormous drawings. FREE workshop for all ages.

11.30am-3.30pm

Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ

Nearest rail: Battersea Park

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9th & 10th October 2014

Gabriel Fine Art - Mindscapes: Exploring Your Imaginary World (9-10 Oct)

Part of Children's Month: Jan Pieńkowski exhibition
Artist Mark Sheeky will help you use your imagination to explore your unconscious mind with classic surrealist techniques. Participants will use different automatic techniques to create images from ink blots and other random patterns, changing these seemingly meaningless shapes into meaningful landscapes filled with objects, animals, people, the populace of the inner world. Such techniques for making art hark back to the early 20th century and the dawn of psychoanalysis.

1-4.30pm

Gabriel Fine Art, Cottage 2, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, London SE1 7LG

Nearest tube: Lambeth North

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11th October 2014

Our Hut Family Day

Drop in for lots of activities including model-making, painting bags and T-shirts, sketching, flower making, solar photographic printing and more. The workshop is free and all materials and light refreshments are provided. All are welcome and no booking is required, but children must be accompanied.

The Family Day takes place as part of our current project, A Space for Flowers, which is about New Covent Garden Flower Market, and is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. We will be celebrating 40 years of the market being in Vauxhall following its move from the original Covent Garden in 1974.
(Image credit: Click Photography)

1-3.30pm

The Oasis Adventure Playground, 33 Priory Grove, London SW8 2PD

Nearest tube: Stockwell

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11th & 12th October 2014

Wandsworth Artists' Open House 2014 (11th-12th)

Great art that's right up your street

11am - 6pm

Throughout Wandsworth

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12th October 2014

Pump House Gallery - Big Draw Family Workshop Take Over

Come along for the Big Draw take over as we reveal the artwork created as part of the School Programme. Working with Mark Oliver and Mark Long, from Pencil and Help, students have created artwork in response to the exhibition, providing visitors with an alternative way into You Cannot Step Twice In The Same River. As part of Big Draw, drop in to our family workshop and take part in large scale drawing to explore the Thames. Map out the path of the Thames and collect stories along the way. FREE workshop for all ages.

11.30am-3.30pm

Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park,
London SW11 4NJ

Nearest rail: Battersea Park

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12th October 2014

Gabriel Fine Art - How to create a convincing character

Part of Children's Month: Jan Pieńkowski exhibition
Illustrator Jan Pieńkowski demonstrates how to create appealing characters using a pencil and crayons.
Ages: 10 – 15, Spaces: 10

11am-1.30pm

Gabriel Fine Art, Cottage 2, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, London SE1 7LG

Nearest tube: Lambeth North

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Tuesday 14th October 2014

Supply Nine Elms free workshop: Tips on Tendering

Register for this free workshop to help local Wandsworth and Lambeth businesses take best advantage of the opportunities at Nine Elms on the South Bank

8:00 - 10:00 am

Holiday Inn Express (Wandsworth), Smugglers Way, Wandsworth, SW18 1EG

Nearest rail: Wandsworth Town

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15th - 17th October 2014

MIPIMUK

Nine Elms on the South Bank will be attending the first MIPIMUK in October. Details to be confirmed

Olympia

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16th & 17 October 2014

Gabriel Fine Art - How to draw waves (16-17 Oct)

Part of Children's Month: Jan Pieńkowski exhibition
An art tutorial on how to draw a wave by surfing artist Alexander Lee. Observing and drawing the wave in the ocean with its movement and interaction between light and shadow, can be taken into all aspects of drawing. Whether it is life drawing, still life, landscape or city scape.

1-4.30pm

Gabriel Fine Art, Cottage 2, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, London SE1 7LG

Nearest tube: Lambeth North

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15th - 17th October 2014

MIPIMUK

Nine Elms on the South Bank will be attending the first MIPIMUK in October. Details to be confirmed

Olympia

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15th - 17th October 2014

MIPIMUK

Nine Elms on the South Bank will be attending the first MIPIMUK in October. Details to be confirmed

Olympia

More info >

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18th October 2014

Space Station Sixty-five – Daniel Locke

Part of Graphic Details- Confessional Comics by Jewish Women
A series of comics workshops where you can have a go at making your own artwork, led by the acclaimed illustrator Daniel Locke.
Using a short piece of newspaper text as their starting point participants will learn how to create a dynamic page of comic art that considers composition, expressive colour use and pacing. Participants will learn about panel layout and the golden ratio, complimentary and opposing colours and they will be introduced to some of the cartoonists' tools. Accessibility: Free admission, wheelchair access.
Suitable for ages: 16+

2pm

Space Station Sixty-five, Building One, 373 Kennington Road, London SE11 4PS

Nearest rail: Vauxhall; nearest tube: Oval; Bus: 3, 36, 59, 133, 155, 185, 196, 333, 360, 415, 436

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18th October 2014

Doodle Bar - Giant Dolls House Workshop

This Big Draw workshop invites a larger audience to join and develop the extensive installation at the event and encourages the audience to build, make, draw and design there own 'homes' using a wide range of materials. Please bring your own box (shoe boxes are ideal size) if you have one to the event. For all ages.

10am-12pm & 2-4pm

Doodle Bar, 33 Parkgate Road, London SW11 4NP

Buses to Battersea Bridge Road: 19/170/49/319/345

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22nd October 2014

Teahouse Theatre - Teatime Creations

Create your own mad hatter tea party with illustrator Jenni Desmond from Walker books. Be inspired by the cakes, textiles, teacups, and interiors of the Teahouse Theatre. (There will be lots of collage papers, stencils, stamps and colouring materials available). Ages 10

5pm-7.30pm

Teahouse Theatre, 139, Vauxhall Walk, SE11 5HL

Nearest tube/rail: Vauxhall

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22nd & 23rd October 2014

Gabriel Fine Art - Secret sketching: drawing people in the city (22-23 Oct)

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Part of Children's Month: Jan Pieńkowski exhibition

Paul Wuensche demonstrates how to draw people in the city. Learn how to keep a sketchbook and draw people wherever you go, whether waiting for a bus or sitting in the tube.

11am- 1.30pm

Gabriel Fine Art, Cottage 2, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, London SE1 7LG

Nearest tube: Lambeth North

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24th & 25th October 2014

Gabriel Fine Art - Architectural Streetscape (24-25 Oct)

Part of Children's Month: Jan Pieńkowski exhibition
Siro Carraro teaches about creative and unconventional ways to draw trees and buildings in the city.

11am-1.30pm

Gabriel Fine Art, Cottage 2, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, London SE1 7LG

Nearest tube: Lambeth North

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Battersea Park Zoo

25th October 2014

Battersea Park Children's Zoo - Marvellous Meerkat Montage

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Come and add your Meerkat and make your mark!
Upon completing your fun booklet of animal sketches we'll ask you to cut out your Meerkat and add it to our world scene... Will it be waiting for a bus or spray painting a message in the city scape? Maybe it'll be sitting in a deck chair sipping bug juice, whilst sunning itself on the beach, in the tropical scene? Or perhaps it'll be photographing the birds in the trees in our Finches' Forest?

You get to draw, create and decide! Help us to make the mural as colourful and interesting as possible ... we'll be making leaf prints for the forest, sand castles for the beach scene and graffitti bricks and buses for the urban landscape.

11am-4pm

Battersea Park Children's Zoo, Battersea Park, Chelsea Bridge Gate, Battersea, London SW11 4NJ

Nearest rail: Battersea Park

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25th & 26th October 2014

Nine Elms River Path - Water Colours (25th-26th Oct)

As the nights draw in, scribble, sketch, colour, paint and weave along the riverbank in wild new ways with The Brick Box. Expect light graffiti, den weaving, colourful performances, storytelling and more! A feast of creativity by the Thames. (Image credit: Jonathan Hogg)

Saturday 25th: 12-10pm; Sunday 26th: 2-6pm

Bourne Valley Wharf, Thames Path, Nine Elms Lane, London SW8 (follow signs east from St James Riverlight, Nine Elms Lane and west from St Georges Vauxhall Tower, Nine Elms Lane)

Nearest rail: Vauxhall or Battersea Park; nearest tube: Vauxhall; buses: 344 & 156

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25th October 2014

Space Station Sixty-five – Hannah Berry

Part of Graphic Details- Confessional Comics by Jewish Women
A series of comics workshops where you can have a go at making your own artwork, led by the acclaimed graphic novelist Hannah Berry. A workshop on the dramatic potential of comics, looking at the powerful subtleties that can be conveyed through the artwork and exploring methods of characterisation and storytelling using image alone. Open to participants of all skill levels. Accessibility: Free admission, wheelchair access.
Suitable for ages: 16+

2pm

Space Station Sixty-five, Building One, 373 Kennington Road, London SE11 4PS

Nearest rail: Vauxhall; nearest tube: Oval; Bus: 3, 36, 59, 133, 155, 185, 196, 333, 360, 415, 436

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25th & 26th October 2014

Nine Elms River Path - Water Colours (25th-26th Oct)

As the nights draw in, scribble, sketch, colour, paint and weave along the riverbank in wild new ways with The Brick Box. Expect light graffiti, den weaving, colourful performances, storytelling and more! A feast of creativity by the Thames. (Image credit: Jonathan Hogg)

Saturday 25th: 12-10pm; Sunday 26th: 2-6pm

Bourne Valley Wharf, Thames Path, Nine Elms Lane, London SW8 (follow signs east from St James Riverlight, Nine Elms Lane and west from St Georges Vauxhall Tower, Nine Elms Lane)

Nearest rail: Vauxhall or Battersea Park; nearest tube: Vauxhall; buses: 344 & 156

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27th-31st October 2014

Garden Museum - Big Muddy Squelchy Big Draw (27-31 Oct)

Free workshop as part of autumn exhibition about gardens/gardening and World War 1. Create a garden from clay inside the museum over the week. Come along and add to the installation and make it grow! A ceramics artist will work with the public with the aim to use clay to draw with and to create a garden inside the museum. The clay is a reference to trenches and mud and the soldiers who used to grow vegetables in the trenches. It will be a participatory piece for the public that will ‘grow’ each day with visitors as well as volunteers and staff being invited to add to it. At the end of the week it will be photographed and the clay recycled! General public welcome anytime during opening hours.

2-4pm (for families)

Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Rd, London SE1 7LB

Nearest rail: Vauxhall; tube: Lambeth North; Bus: 3, 344, 360, 507 or C10

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30th October 2014

Vauxhall City Farm – Big Farm Draw

Come and make your own animals inspired by Vauxhall City Farm with Jenni Desmond, author and illustrator of 'The Zebra Who Ran Too Fast', published by local Walker Books (there will be lots of collage papers, stencils, stamps and colouring materials available). Ages 4 – 7

1-4pm

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

Nearest rail/tube/bus: Vauxhall

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31st October 2014

Vauxhall City Farm - "It's Our World"

Celebrating “It’s Our World” this Big Draw Event will be creating works inspired by a little pocket of rural delight in an urban setting! Ages 4-19 Friday 31st October 11-4pm.

11am - 4pm

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

Nearest tube/train/bus: Vauxhall

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31st October 2014

Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens Fire Festival 2014

Presented by Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens Events Trust CIC in Association with the Friends of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens.

Following the great success of the Fire Festival in 2013, we are pleased to be returning to the Pleasure Gardens for a spectacular evening’s entertainment. The show “A Tale to Raise the Spirits” will be a rock opera of great songs, fantastic dancers, exciting fire performers and explosive fireworks and will take place around the now famous Vauxhall Bonfire.

Lots of delicious food, ale and mulled wine will be available from a range of food sellers and it promises to be a wonderful evening for the whole family.

The bonfire will be lit at 6:30 and the show lasts for about an hour; the bonfire will keep burning and the food traders will be selling until the event closes at 10pm.

This event is free and all are welcome.

In the run up to the main event there will be a month of fantastic events at Tea House Theatre as part of the wider Fire Festival - please find them on Facebook for details and tickets.

Bonfire lit at 6.30pm - event close 10pm

Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, Vauxhall

Nearest rail/tube/bus: Vauxhall

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Main image credit: Vauxhall Village Presents Summer Screen