Advent Windows Trail Makes For An Outdoor Festive Treat

This year's theme is 'Light in the Darkness'

Advent Windows Trail Makes For An Outdoor Festive Treat

This winter, more than ever, we could do with a bit of extra joy and light. The Nine Elms Advent Windows Trail aims to provide just that, in an outdoor setting that can be enjoyed at a social distance or in your household or bubble groups.

Following the success of last year’s Advent Calendar, the Nine Elms Arts Ministry is once again showcasing local artists by creating a walking trail of beautiful windows and installations. The theme this year is ‘Light in Darkness’.

From December 1st-24th, a new window will be revealed online each day – visit @nineelmsartsministry or go to the Nine Elms Arts Ministry website.

The Nine Elms Arts Ministry is also inviting residents to take part in its festive activities and decorate their own windows around the same theme.

"Who needs a Fairy Godmother?" is the Turbine Theatre’s window pictured above, which is inspired by the costumes for the theatre’s panto for grown-ups. Window 5 tells a story of love and hope, represented as light emanating brightness in the midst of darkness - a reflection of these uncertain times.

The Turbine’s Artistic Director Paul Taylor Mills said: “We love the window and hope it will provide enjoyment for everyone who walks past our theatre, or comes to see the show."
Follow the map and legend below to explore the installations via four different routes. You can also share your photos and videos of the windows with #NineElmsAdvent

The Advent Window Art Trail project is supported by the Diocese of Southwark, the Battersea Power Station Foundation and other local sponsors, in partnership with Wandsworth council’s Nine Elms team.

The project is co-ordinated by the Nine Elms Arts Ministry, an emerging community exploring the arts, spirituality and social justice at the heart of the Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms.

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December 8, 2020