This winter Nine Elms will come alive with tree illuminations as internationally acclaimed artist Jony Easterby projects beautifully animated elm tree illustrations onto buildings at nine locations across the area.
Running from 13-21 December, the large-scale light installations are a festive spectacle suitable for all ages and free of charge to visit.
Light Up Nine Elms has been specially commissioned to show the area in a new light and celebrate the long history of the area’s trees on Nine Elms Lane, SW8.
The project will use residential blocks, construction sites and public plazas as the canvas for the after-dark artwork.
The Nine Elms place name has been traced back to the 17th Century and nine elm trees were known to be standing on Nine Elms Lane in the 1840s. The row of elms are thought to have been replanted several times since then.
In January 2019, the Nine Elms community re-planted the last two elm trees which had been missing since one tree was blown down in a storm and one was felled due to disease.
The winter lights installation once again puts Nine Elms on the cultural map with a unique way to interact with nature and heritage in a busy riverside location. Visitors and residents can take a trail around the artworks to see the varied architecture of Nine Elms and get together with friends or family after work or after school, to celebrate the winter season.
Find out more on the Nine Elms website
Photo: Winter lights - Artist Jony Easterby will project trees onto buildings