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What Next? Wandsworth

About the Chapter
The group has focussed on: maintaining a dialogue with the LA Arts Team, MPS and councillors to promote the ‘arts under the radar’ taking place in the borough; hosting speakers from BBC R4 and BBC News for advice on how to get good stories on grass-roots arts work into mainstream media; influencing the development team at Battersea Power Station on their cultural strategy for the site; promoting cross-sector understanding of the role the arts play in a healthy community ecology. We have held one open-space meeting at BAC and set up working groups as required. WN Wandsworth has generated new working partnerships amongst members, perhaps an unintended consequence.

Contact Us
For more information or to receive notices of meetings contact Elizabeth Lynch

Join the chapter

Meetings are one hour long. Dates and venues for next meetings are:

Tuesday 17 April 9.30am – Battersea Arts Centre
Thursday 17 May 9am – Village Hall, Battersea Power Station
Thursday 21 June 9.30am – Enable (The Park Offices, Staff Yard, Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ)

Started in July 2013, the original group of 20 founding members remains a strong core. There are 73 people on the mailing list and at each meeting there are usually a dozen attendees, comprising people from the arts and community organisations and individuals. We invite speakers on a regular basis. The meeting venues rotate and hosts generously provide refreshments. This system enables us to find out more about creative activity and resources across the borough. We plan to review our work in the autumn and to hold occasional evening meetings. The meetings are chaired by Elizabeth Lynch, who sends out a reminder and agenda a week beforehand. Relevant local documents and some of those circulated via WNYV are circulated regularly. Elizabeth attends weekly WNYV along with David Jubb (BAC) and so the group is kept up to date with key themes and ideas. Actions are recorded at each meeting and reported on via email or at the meeting according to the time-line set.


Details last updated: 6 Feb 2016