Come and see our window in the Nine Elms Advent Calendar

Written by NCGM
December 20, 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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