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1st - 30th September 2014

Totally Thames (1st - 30th September 2014)

30 days, 42 miles, 100+ events, 1 river…
Totally Thames is an exciting new season of events taking place along the 42-mile stretch of the Thames in London.

Various locations throughout Nine Elms on the South Bank

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2nd - 28th September 2014

Florentijn Hofman Commission comes to Nine Elms on the South Bank (2 - 28 September)

Renowned Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman ('Rubber Duck' 2013, pictured) is creating an extraordinary new sculpture, his first UK commission, which will grace the River Thames at Nine Elms on the South Bank for the month of Totally Thames. FREE

Stepped access to the foreshore will be available on set days at low tide

Riverside Gardens, Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall SW8 2DU (at the base of The Tower - One St. George's Wharf)

Nearest tube/train: Vauxhall. Buses 344 & 156 (from Wandsworth) stop at Riverside Gardens

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© 'Rubber Duck' by Florentijn Hofman, 2013

Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Totally Thames celebratory event: welcoming our newest resident

Join us to welcome our newest resident, the Florentijn Hofman commission. FREE family fun with plenty of activities for the kids, refreshments and Poet in Residence, Simon Mole, to entertain. Sponsored by the Dutch Embassy.

5-7pm. Sculpture is due to arrive by river at 5.30pm

Riverside Gardens, Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall, SW8 2DU (at the base of The Tower - One St George's Wharf)

Nearest rail/tube: Vauxhall. Buses 344 & 156 (from Wandsworth) stop by Riverside Gardens.

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2nd - 29th September 2014

Totally Thames at Nine Elms on the South Bank

Nine Elms on the South Bank teams up with Totally Thames this September to host a series of incredible commissions

See individual event listings

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Holly and Patrick Opening performance. LOW RES

3rd September 2014

Preview: You Cannot Step Twice into the Same River

The Pump House Gallery invites you to a preview of new performances by artists Patrick Coyle and Holly Slingsby, preceding the exhibition “You cannot step twice into the same river”. FREE and all welcome.

6:30pm

Pump Houe Gallery, Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ

Nearest rail: Battersea Park

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You Cannot Step Twice into the Same River

4th September - 12th October 2014

You Cannot Step Twice into the Same River (4 September - 12 October)

From September 4 to October 12, international artists Alia Syed, Ellie Ga and Laura Pawela question the written truth and history in “You cannot step twice into the same river”: a film and photography exhibition celebrating the River Thames.

Wednesday - Sunday 11am - 5pm

Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ

Nearest rail: Battersea Park

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Carabosse

5th & 6th September 2014

Fire Garden by Carabosse

The façade of Battersea Power Station will be transformed with a spectacular display of fire and light created by internationally renowned French artists, Carabosse. “Fire Garden” will be one of Battersea Power Station’s last ever public events before redevelopment progresses. The event will be an illuminating artistic tribute to Battersea Power Station and its industrial heritage. FREE - entry is by public ballot see info page for details.

6:30pm - 10:30pm

Battersea Power Station: enter from the Riverside Walkway, Chelsea Bridge

See info page for full transport details

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Carabosse

5th & 6th September 2014

Fire Garden by Carabosse

The façade of Battersea Power Station will be transformed with a spectacular display of fire and light created by internationally renowned French artists, Carabosse. “Fire Garden” will be one of Battersea Power Station’s last ever public events before redevelopment progresses. The event will be an illuminating artistic tribute to Battersea Power Station and its industrial heritage. FREE - entry is by public ballot see info page for details.

6:30pm - 10:30pm

Battersea Power Station: enter from the Riverside Walkway, Chelsea Bridge

See info page for full transport details

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7th September 2014

Vauxhall to Battersea Riverfront with Colin del Strother

Take a guided tour along Nine Elms on the South Bank’s riverfront from Vauxhall to Battersea with Colin del Strother

11am - 12:45pm. Please arrive by 10.45 latest

Meet at Vauxhall mainline station. The walk will finish by Battersea Park

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9th September 2014

Thames Natural History, in whose footsteps do you tread and who might tread in yours

Drawing inspiration from Florentijn Hofman’s secret pre-historic Thames commission, poet and arts producer Tom Chivers, Natural History Museum Palaeontologist Victoria Herridge and guerrilla geographer Daniel Raven-Ellison explore the geological wilds of London, past present and future.

Tickets for ‘Thames Natural History, in whose footsteps do you tread and who might tread in yours in years to come’ are priced from £5. Register at www.totallythames.org

7:30pm

The Doodle Bar, 33 Parkgate Road, London, SW11 4NP

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

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14th September 2014

White Rabbit Walk: From Pleasure Gardens to Power House

White Rabbit's popular theatrical performance walk through Nine Elms on the South Bank returns for Totally Thames.

2:15pm - 4:15pm

Meet at Tea House Theatre, 139 Vauxhall Walk, Vauxhall, SE11 5HL

Nearest bus/tube/rail: Vauxhall

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Battersea Gasholders pop up exhibition

20th September 2014

Battersea Gasholders pop-up exhibition

National Grid is dismantling the four disused Battersea gas holders to make way for much needed housing.

Local school children from St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, John Burns Primary School, Griffins Primary School and St George’s Church of England Primary School visited the site and learnt about its history and engineering and then worked with professional artist Amy Jayne Hughes to create drawings and sculptures interpreting what they had seen and learnt. A pop-up exhibition is open to the public two days a month across July, August and September 2014. Also on display are a series of industrial portraits by specialist photographer Ben Murphy, who was commissioned by National Grid to take shots of each gas holder dismantling.

10am - 1pm

The Engineer's House (access via 'The Field' site entrance only (next to the purple history boards)), Battersea Gasholders, Prince of Wales Drive, Battersea, London SW8 4BL

Nearest rail: Battersea Park

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20th & 21st September 2014

Open House London 2014

Nine Elms on the South Bank opens its doors for Open House London 2014 with a series of exclusive behind-the-scenes guided tours

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Throughout Nine Elms on the South Bank

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Battersea Gasholders pop up exhibition

25th September 2014

Battersea Gasholders pop-up exhibition

National Grid is dismantling the four disused Battersea gas holders to make way for much needed housing.

Local school children from St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, John Burns Primary School, Griffins Primary School and St George’s Church of England Primary School visited the site and learnt about its history and engineering and then worked with professional artist Amy Jayne Hughes to create drawings and sculptures interpreting what they had seen and learnt. A pop-up exhibition is open to the public two days a month across July, August and September 2014. Also on display are a series of industrial portraits by specialist photographer Ben Murphy, who was commissioned by National Grid to take shots of each gas holder dismantling.

3pm - 5pm

The Engineer's House (access via 'The Field' site entrance only (next to the purple history boards)), Battersea Gasholders, Prince of Wales Drive, Battersea, London SW8 4BL

Nearest rail: Battersea Park

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Main image credit: Vauxhall Village Presents Summer Screen