Intergenerational Lunch and Day out at the Wandsworth Art Festival

Last Saturday, Wow Mums took the mums , children and the residents of Haven Lodge to have an intergenerational lunch together at the Magic Garden in Battersea, where the art we produced in March was exposed for the Wandsworth art festival. It was a boost of confidence to see all the art we made in this amazing exhibition. The kids attended various workshops during the day including pottery making, sticking, painting and creating models out of recycling material. Musiciens were playing, people were sketching. It was a great day for everyone

This day out has been funded by Big Local SW11 as a follow up from the march art class.

Senia & Sandra in front of some of the painting and drawing we produced

Pottery and Clay modelling

Team work

Art from recycled material



Creating art together

Some of our art exposed

Milan & Sandra artwork

Rabbit Hutch by Donna


Sketching the musiciens

Fun in the garden

Filling the evaluation of the day

Map of the Upcoming Falcon Road Heritage Festival

We are proud to publish the official map of our upcoming Falcon Road Heritage Festival. This festival is really going to be amazing and everyone in our community is working hard at organising it. There will be something for everyone and it will be a fun day for all ages 🙂

The line up of activities and performances is growing by the minute.

Watch this space for the official programme.

Drawings from an art class funded by Big Local SW11 exposed at the Wandsworth Art Fringe 2016

Come tomorrow and check the art work produced by the Wow Mums intergenerational project we created last March. This art class was funded by Big Local SW11 and organised by the Women of Wandsworth.

See locally inspired art

Locals art will be popping up at Mason’s Arms and Magic Garden. Work by aspiring, emerging and professional artists will be shown, including a small art market on 7th and 8th May at the Magic Garden, both afternoons from midday.

See new sketch and collage studies made by local mothers and children, highlighting their views on dog mess; excessive urbanisation; housing and inequality. Ages 5 to 55 created the work during a recent Happenings art workshop hosted by Women of Wandsworth (WoW) at Haven Lodge sheltered accommodation in Battersea. A selection will be shown to the public for the first time at Locals on 7th May.

Mel Barry's photo.
There will aso be free  art workshops on the day

Saturday, 7th May: Clay and mixed media sculpture all afternoon from midday | Art for All Levels talk, 2pm | Drawing workshop based on live music, 3pm | mini-market, all afternoon from midday | Magic Garden, Battersea

  • Move Relief Collective: Collaborative clay sculpture based on dance inspired sketches, with sculptor Christopher Guest. All afternoon from midday
  • Move mixed media: Making from scratch with basic household materials. Run by art therapist, Lucy Gibson-Hill. All afternoon from midday.
  • Art for All Levels: Interactive chat for one hour with artist and art psychotherapist, Francesa La Nave. She will discuss her paintings and other creative work to help inspire your own art. Starts at 2pm sharp
  • Move drawing workshop: Based on live music by old time string band, the Bow Creek Ramblers. Painter Frank Creber and printmaker Annie Warner, who are also band members, will pass on their knowledge about how to draw from observation and imagination. Draw what you see, hear and feel as the music plays. From 3pm
More information about this event here

7 weeks to go before Falcon Road Heritage Festival

Dear friends of Big Local SW11,

Momentum for the Festival is building fast! There are just over seven weeks to go but there’s still time to get involved…

  • Register to Perform on the Main Stage by using the Application process here
  • Book a Community Stall by emailing your interest to [email protected]
  • Become a volunteer to help on the day by simply contacting us at [email protected]

Performers – Music – Food – Activities – Displays – Family Fun – Local History – Main Stage – Market Street – Community Stalls – Local Businesses – Live Falcons!