Radio Local

Wandsworth Council and Battersea Arts Centre present:

Radio Local – Nine Elms

This September, the residents of Nine Elms joined forces with innovative performance artists Hunt & Darton to reimagine their upbeat show, Radio Local – a daily live broadcast that brought the stories of Nine Elms into people’s homes.

From local legends to unsung heroes, from the mundane to the extraordinary, Radio Local is a celebration of local radio and community. With stories captured over the phone, via Zoom workshops and through online local networks, this hyper-local radio broadcast captures the sound, humour and personality of the people of Nine Elms.

Radio Local ran from 7-13 September, 4pm – 5pm on Riverside Radio. All shows are available to listen to on the SoundCloud playlist below.

If you have listened to or taken part in Radio Local, please spare a few minutes to take part in Hunt and Darton’s survey.




Radio Local: Nine Elms was created in partnership with wonderful local businesses, charities and collectives who developed engaging work in the form of podcasts, workshops and takeovers with Hunt & Darton for the week. We would like to give a big thank you too:

Elays Networka youth driven, multi-purpose community organisation providing a network of support to the Wandsworth community and surrounding areas.

Mamma Dough: Mamma Dough makes great tasting and good value sourdough pizza and a selection of homemade dishes & desserts.

Waste Not Want Not Battersea: the first project in Battersea to collect surplus food from nearby markets and distribute it through local community and youth centres.

Capitan Corelli Battersea: small, friendly and intimate café decorated with a collection of Corelli family’s ornaments. Generous portions of delicious food served over the counter.

WHABB Studio: a creative collective based in Nine Elms, London exploring the changing world they live in through digital interventions and new technologies.

HighRise Theatre: HighRise are a collective of cross-genre artists using street inspired sub-genres to create live events that build bridges between tribes.

The Latin Collective: The UK’s Biggest Latin Dance Company with classes and events in London, Bristol, Cambridge and across Ireland.

Chocolate Films: a high quality video production company with a clear social purpose soon to be based in Nine Elms.

World Heart Beat: Music Academy in SW London, a joyful, welcoming and innovative place, where young people, aged 5-25, are brought together with world-class musicians to share their love of music.

Mondo Brewing Company: an independent brewery grounded in London, a stone’s throw away from the iconic Battersea Power Station.

Action Hero: award-winning collaboration creating performances spanning theatre, live art, installation, multimedia and site-specific practice.

Power to Connect: a Wandsworth based initiative to refurbish old, working laptops & tablets into Chromebooks for schools & families, helping to tackle digital poverty. 

Oppo Brothers Ice Cream: Great Taste Award winning ice cream. Famous for flavour, not calories. #GoodTemptation Stocked at Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose & Partners and Ocado. 

Food Exchange: by New Covent Garden Market is a workspace, kitchen space and food culture venue. 

Black Cab Coffee: The Black Cab Coffee Co was founded in 2012 with the mission to put London Coffee Roasting and London Style on the International map of the coffee world.

Matt’s Gallery: a contemporary non-profit art gallery, established 40 years ago in East London.

FAST London: Youth and community project, SW8 London. Building a community that inspires young people to transform their lives and communities

Static.: Indoor cycling studio in London with outdoor classes!

Battersea Power Station Community Choir:  Battersea residents and workers are invited to join the Battersea Power Station Community Choir, a great way to get to know your neighbours and have some fun at the same time.

Your Cakes: Vos Gateaux or ‘Your Cakes’ is an initiative that thrives to bring smiles and happy bellies to our NHS heroes as a token of appreciation for their dedication and hard work.

Riverside Radio: Riverside Radio provides an unrivalled local news service with bulletins every 30 minutes from 7am to 10pm.

The Turbine Theatre: New energy drives everything they do, from festivals of brand new works, world premieres of new productions and classic stories reimagined for contemporary audiences.

The Alchemist: Restaurant and Cocktail Bar that offers an immersive theatre experience which celebrates mixology and creative cocktails in many forms for a great drinking and dining destination for the residents and visitors to Nine Elms.



Brian Barnes MBE

Brian Barnes is a muralist, Chairman of Battersea Power Station Community Group and in 2005 was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), for his services to the community in Battersea, London. 

Anna Kalacinska

Anna is a Choir Member at Battersea Power Station Community Choir. She’s also a local artist, lives near the Savona Estate (Over 13 years) and does a lot of volunteer work within the local community, particularly at the Rose Community Club.

David Morrison

David Morrison is an Urban Peregrine Falcon Consultant and Ecologist. David operates the website London Peregrines, where he offers his services (Including custom built Nestboxes) to help and guide businesses and organisations, so that all parties benefit. 

David Waterhouse

David Waterhouse founder of Tideway Village, created as an autonomous community mooring, partly with the aim of providing affordable central London accommodation, but also to create “village life in the city”.

Caroline Flint

Caroline set up London’s first natural birth centre, for private clients, running it for 20 years. She was a regular on TV and in print, commenting on birth-related stories, putting the case for non-interventionist midwifery.

Flora Yu

Since the beginning of lockdown in the UK,  Flora has been busy baking for neighbours, then local doctors who took the sweet treats to hospitals, before she accidentally found about the YourCakes initiatives through the Battersea Covid Facebook group