After months of dedicated script writing, costume design, production and performance by over 70 people along the Wandle, support from local businesses and coordination provided by Wheelhouse Productions and Groundwork London, the beautiful film ‘Vandalis’ was born.

Premiered in September 2014 this film includes 5 stories through time, each connected by the river. Including characters such as Lord Nelson, Lady Hamilton, Arthur Liberty and William Morris, this story is a wonderful introduction to the Wandle’s famous and lucrative past (if not with a healthy dose of artistic licence!)


The acting, script, costume design and music were all created and directed by a team of volunteers.

The film is available to buy from Wheel House Productions for £5 or can be viewed online for free in the Wandle Library. If you would like to borrow a copy, the Living Wandle Team are happy to lend the DVD so please get in touch by emailing


This project was part of the wider Living Wandle Landscape Partnership Scheme, supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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