Battersea Power Station to host Easter activities

Battersea Power Station Smiley World
Battersea Power Station Smiley World

Battersea Power Station has announced a line-up of family friendly activities running from Friday 29 March to Sunday 14 April 2024.

The riverside neighbourhood will be putting big smiles on visitors faces with a free, self-guided SmileyWorld® art trail, created by global arts producer Wild in Art. The trail is making its London debut at the Power Station with 15 emoticon sculptures based on human emotions located inside and outside the Grade II* listed building until Sunday 19 May 2024. Perfect to explore with family and friends, each sculpture features a fun and identifiable Smiley® on one side, and a unique artwork from one of fifteen creatives who have interpreted and responded to their emoticon.

Visitors can also enjoy a variety of ticketed SmileyWorld® inspired arts and crafts sessions, including Easter bonnet and friendship bracelet making, biscuit decorating and mood mug colouring in. Battersea Power Station will be marking World Autism Day on Tuesday 2 April with a series of inclusive play sessions tailored for autistic, ADHD and SEND children. These will also be available on various different dates throughout April. Battersea Power Station will welcome eight-year-old newly published author, Noah Faria, on Sunday 14 April for a live book reading of his new children’s book, ‘The Fizzy Brain’, which is about living with Autism and ADHD too.

Louise Errington-Thomas, Marketing Director at Battersea Power Station said, “We’re thrilled to be bringing family-friendly fun to Battersea Power Station this Easter and to be the first destination in London to host the free SmileyWorld® art trail, a fun and accessible way to teach children about emotions. We’ll be bringing back interactive arts and crafts sessions, as well as indoor and outdoor games that are always a big hit with families. Visitors can also expect special Easter menus and unique in-store experiences from the great mix of brands now open at the riverside neighbourhood over the holidays, guaranteed to create a truly memorable day for all.”

Nicolas Loufrani, CEO of The Smiley Company said, “It’s truly wonderful to witness the Wild in Art trail making its way to London. This collaboration signifies more than just an art installation; it signifies a new era in public art. By bringing together communities to engage with these vibrant displays, we’re not only creating shared experiences but also bolstering local economies and nurturing a deep appreciation for creativity. Join us on this colourful journey where art isn’t just about aesthetics—it’s about spreading joy, fostering connections, and celebrating the rich tapestry of human emotions. Together, let’s paint a brighter, happier world where smiles abound, and every emotion finds its place in the spotlight.”

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