Creative Roots

Talking to young people on the Patmore Estate (podcast)

This is the fourth in a series of podcasts about Creative Roots: Nine Elms. It features youth worker Kerry Astin (FAST), artist Jheni Arboine and young people on the Patmore Estate. We hear them talk about the area, the work that Jheni has been doing to add colour to the Thessaly Road wall, and possibilities for future work projects involving the young people in the area.

For more information about Creative Roots visit creativeroots.co. For more information about FAST visit fast-london.org.

About a wall (podcast)

About a wall (podcast)

This is the third in a series of podcasts about the Creative Roots project in London’s Nine Elms redevelopment area. It opens with Helen Evans of Covent Market Garden Authority describing the changes to Thessaly Road expected in about four years time, including the demolition of the wall that separates the market from neighbouring estates. Artist Lisa Cheung then talks about how the Creative Roots project has used the wall as a calling card to get local people involved. A bright mural has been added, and people have posted poems and ideas.

Covent Garden market crates stacked up behind Thessaly Road wall
Covent Garden market crates stacked up behind Thessaly Road wall
The wall as a calling card
The wall as a calling card

An alternative garden party (podcast)

This is the second in a series of podcasts documenting the Creative Roots project in London’s Nine Elms redevelopment area. It covers an alternative garden party that was held in the Savona Estate on Sunday 17 August 2014. The recording opens with artist Lisa Cheung describing how the day went. We then hear from those involved in activities ranging from ice-cream making to spray painting T-shirts. Those present share their ideas for how to make the area more interesting. For more information about Creative Roots visit http://creativeroots.co.

Brainstorming ideas for an urban garden
Brainstorming ideas for an urban garden

Introducing Creative Roots: London’s Nine Elms (podcast)

Introducing Creative Roots: London’s Nine Elms (podcast)

This is the first of a series of podcasts documenting the Creative Roots project in London’s Nine Elms redevelopment area. It features Caryl Davies and Susie Gray from Wandsworth Council and Helen Evans from Covent Garden Market Authority explaining the background to the project.

The Creative Roots artists project aims to start a dialogue with the residents of the estates connected by Thessaly Road in the Nine Elms area of Battersea and explore their ideas for simple and engaging activation of the public realm. It is led by Paul Green of Avant Gardening (http://www.avantgardening.org) and funded by Wandsworth Council and Covent Garden Market Authority. For more information about Creative Roots visit http://creativeroots.co.