This December, Nine Elms will once again transform into a giant Advent Calendar! Follow the map to discover 24 bespoke art installations, hosted by 24 venues around Nine Elms. This project is a collaboration of local businesses, developers, community groups, schools, churches, artists and creatives – all brought together by Nine Elms Arts Ministry. Nine Elms Arts Ministry is led by the Rev Betsy Blatchley who was appointed Pioneer Minister in the Arts for Nine Elms by Southwark Diocese in 2018.

WHAT?         Nine Elms Advent Calendar Art Trail

WHERE?       24 venues in Nine Elms

HOW?           24 illuminated installations

WHO?           24 artists & creatives

WHEN?         1st December 2021 – 5th January 2022

Now in its third consecutive year, the theme for this year’s Art Trail is: Peace On Earth – each of the art installations will highlight this message, in unique and creative ways. From a vintage collage on a 21 panel section of hoardings, to a peace wall on a floating barge, and a living forest in the heart of New Covent Garden market. The 2021 Advent Calendar in Nine Elms is set to be a magical countdown to Christmas!

Several artists who took part last year will be returning to create new pieces for the 2021 Art Trail, including Saskia Jiggens, Adalberto Lonardi and Michael Wallner. The project is delighted to welcome aboard many more talented creatives, from the borough and beyond.

Enjoy the Art Trail on foot: follow the map to see all 24 window installations via two different walking routes (with two new tube stations in Nine Elms it’s even easier to visit!) – and online: one window, artist and venue will be put in the spotlight each day via Social Media from 1st-24th December.

BACKGROUND: Last year the Nine Elms Advent Calendar followed the theme of “Light in the Darkness” and despite the challenges brought by the pandemic, the Art Trail was named in the Top 10 Things to do in London at Christmas by TimeOut and was enjoyed by 1000s of locals and visitors.

PROJECT BY: Nine Elms Arts Ministry is an emerging community exploring the arts, spirituality, well-being and social justice in the heart of the Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms Development. The Advent Calendar is a project by the Anglican Diocese of Southwark and led by Revd Betsy Blatchley, Pioneer Minister in the Arts.

SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS: We would like to thank all our sponsors and supporters. The Nine Elms Advent Calendar Trail 2021 is supported by the Diocese of Southwark, Wandsworth Council, Battersea Power Station Foundation and Dominvs Group and other local sponsors.


Maps of the Art Trail routes will be available in print from local businesses throughout December and it will be published via the Nine Elms Arts Ministry website and Social Media profiles, on 30th November.

Watch video of 2020 project


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Emma Jane Clark

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