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Come and see our window in the Nine Elms Advent Calendar

Come and see our window in the Nine Elms Advent Calendar

20 Dec, 2021

We are delighted to be hosting A FOREST FOR PEACE IN THE CITY as Window 7 of the @nineelmsartstministry Nine Elms Advent Calendar. You can see it at Merchant’s Way, New Covent Garden Market - on the new walkway between Embassy Gardens and the Nine Elms Tube Station (through Arch 42).

The installation is the creation of Wandsworth-based artist, @lukemwalker_artist, in collaboration with gardening consultant Lindsay Schuman and the staff & children at @primarygriffin School.

Luke says: "The window is inspired by the staff and students at Griffin Primary School who have turned an underused space in their school into a natural wilderness. The work celebrates how Nine Elms and New Covent Garden Market is being transformed, trying to capture the energy and dynamism such change can bring. Taking a moment to pause in our busy lives, to stop and contemplate what it means to be a citizen and how we can connect and protect our local environments and how, even in the busiest of places, we can find a moment of peace."

The backdrop is painted by Luke, the decorations are made by the children and, with sustainability in mind, this urban forest uses container-grown trees from New Covent Garden Market which will later be transferred to other local locations.

Walk the trail and discover all 24 Advent Windows in #NineElms until 5th January 2022! Post your pics of the windows with #NineElmsAdvent (don’t forget to follow @nineelmsartsministry) and #newcoventgardenmarket

This installation is supported and hosted by Covent Garden Market Authority and VINCI / StModwen

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