Events on 31 May 2019

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James Capper's walking boat MUDSKIPPER on the Thames

An old Thames boat which is now a walking sculpture will be performing on the Thames in May and June.

MUDSKIPPER is a fully-mobile sculpture which has the ability to move across water and land on-shore through the use of two step-type propulsion legs.

It will be in residency at Battersea Power Station Pier directly in front of the iconic riverside building from its launch in May until Sunday 16 June.

The walk will make special performances throughout May and June, when it travels down the River Thames and walks out of the water at certain points of low tide.

Note: The performance on Thursday 16 May on Thames path at Battersea Park, SW11 3NJ has been cancelled.

  • Saturday 25 May, 11.45am - Thames path by Chelsea Bridge car park, Battersea Park, SW11 3NJ
  • Thursday 30 May, 5pm - Public launch at Thames path by Chelsea Bridge car park, Battersea Park, SW11 3NJ
  • Sunday 9 June, 12pm - Thames path near The Riverside, Hamilton House, 5 St George Wharf, SW8 2LE
  • Monday 10 June, 1pm - Thames path near Nine Elms Pavilion (opp US Embassy), Riverside Walk, SW8 5DF

MUDSKIPPER is this year's Powerhouse Commission, an annual commission at Battersea Power Station. It was co-commissioned in 2019 in partnership with Battersea Power Station, Nine Elms on the South Bank and The Royal Docks; it is produced by Illuminate Productions. Albion Barn acquired the original workboat with James Capper and published the MUDSKIPPER maquette. 

User Not Found at The CoffeeWorks Project

Would you delete your online legacy at the moment of your death? Take part in this immersive café performance.

Would you delete your online legacy at the moment of your death? The London premiere of User Not Found, written by Chris Goode, looks at what happens with our digital identities after we die.

In this immersive café performance right next to Battersea Power Station, audience members receive a smartphone and a pair of headphones and are involved in one man's unfolding story as he's faced with keeping or deleting his partner's online existence.

Performances are at various times each evening. Tickets £20, concessions £16.50. All tickets for Tuesday performances £15. Please note - there are no performances on Mondays, the production runs Tuesdays to Sundays.

This Dante or Die production is presented in partnership with Nine Elms on the South Bank, in association with Battersea Arts Centre.

Book your tickets now on the Battersea Arts Centre website

Yinka Ilori: Types of Happiness at StudioRCA

A solo exhibition from artist and furniture maker, Yinka Ilori who has been commissioned to redesign a Nine Elms rail bridge.

This summer, artist/designer Yinka Ilori’s first public realm artwork, Happy Street – commissioned by Wandsworth Council in partnership with the London Festival of Architecture – will transform the railway bridge on Thessaly Road in Nine Elms.

In anticipation of the bridge makeover, Types of Happiness is inspired by the 16 different types of happiness incorporated into his Happy Street artwork. A rollercoaster of emotions is expressed through the colours and patterns carefully painted on each of his bespoke chairs. Each unique piece of furniture is intended to evoke a different type of emotion or feeling. Visitors are encouraged to look beneath each chair to discover the type of happiness which inspired its creation.

The exhibition also features a scale model of the bridge design and a large-scale drawing of Happy Street, coloured in by Ilori and members of the local Nine Elms community.

London-based artist Yinka Ilori specialises in telling stories through furniture, inspired by the traditional Nigerian parables and African fabrics that surrounded him as a child. Humorous, provocative and fun, each piece of furniture he creates tells a story. Bringing Nigerian verbal tradition into playful conversation with contemporary design, Yinka Ilori’s work touches on various global themes that resonate with different audiences all over the world.

Running from 8 May until 23 June, the exhibition is open Saturdays, Sundays and May half term.

1 Riverlight Quay
Nine Elms Lane
SW8 5AU 

More information on the Nine Elms website