In September 2018 award-winning physical theatre company Gecko marks the opening of Battersea Arts Centre’s theatre programme in the newly refurbished Grand Hall with Missing, the original run of which was interrupted by a disastrous fire of the Grand Hall in March 2015. Missing is part of the venue’s celebratory Phoenix Season. 🎟 🎟
With generous help from Gecko’s audiences and the theatre industry, Missing’s set was rebuilt in just 8 days ahead of a Mexico tour. The Battersea Arts Centre performances will be the show’s first UK sharing since the fire.
Amit Lahav, Artistic Director of Gecko and creator of Missing said:
“On the 13th March 2015 during a very successful return to Battersea Arts Centre with our show Missing – a fire broke out which ultimately destroyed the Grand Hall and all the physical elements of our show. As the bell tower crashed through the roof I remember finding myself kneeling on the road thinking ‘what do I do now!?’
All those years of kinship and graft between Gecko and Battersea Arts Centre really meant something in the days that followed the fire; it was clear we were not going to suffer, this was not an option for David Jubb, Richard Dufty and the whole Battersea Arts Centre team.
I have never felt so much love and affection for Gecko as in the days that followed the fire from colleagues, venues and arts companies around the country and around the world. It was strangely one of the most uplifting and affirming experiences of my life. Battersea Arts Centre has played a pivotal role in Gecko’s voyage and I am very proud to have been a part of its legendary gift to art makers all over the country.”
Join The Gallery on the Corner for YOUNG GOLD TEETH’s first event. A collaboration between bloggers, creatives and big-thinkers, SKIN will feature artworks by a talented collective of up and coming artists working in a range of disciplines. Talk body perception, internet feminists, the music industry and advertising with us. Enjoy tasty cocktails, cut a rug to the soulful sounds of our DJs, take part in interactive artworks and discussion, get your ’empowerful strut’ on and take something created by artists or amazing collaborators home with you. YGT is bringing its celebration and support of young creatives into a physical space. 10am – 10pm, free entry. Drinks and music from 3pm.
The Affordable Art Fair returns to Battersea Park from 7- 10 March 2013. With everything for sale between £40 and £4,000 and a fresh and friendly approach to contemporary art. A day out at the fair is the easiest and most enjoyable way to view and buy art from more than 100 galleries under one roof.
Paintings, original artist-made prints, sculpture and photography are all on show, and whether you are looking for artwork that is traditional or contemporary, humorous or edgy, by a famous name or an undiscovered talent, there really is something for everyone!
The nabokov Arts Club takes over BAC this Halloween featuring live performances and celebrating ancient customs of Festival of the Dead where the living celebrate with the souls of the departed.
Theatre collaboration from nabokov and Polly Stenham
DJ set by the Mystery Jets (Sat)
Comedy from Tom Deacon (Radio 1)
Live music from Tin Roots (Friday) and Yes Sir Boss (Sat)
Interactive comeic theatre from Bad Physics
+ loads more!
Looking for something other than carnival this Sunday ? Then head south to Battersea avoid the crowds and enjoy the bank holiday weekend as the League & Trainer Spotter bring you the garden party of the summer “COOKOUT”. All day you will be entertained by some of the UKs best Club DJs, including the tunes mixtologist Bruce Wayne, in an amazing Garden with one big ass BBQ grill. Food will be hooked up by the great chefs at The Lost Angel and trust me they cook a wicked burger!!
Expect to hear a good mix of Hip Hop, Funk, Classic RnB, House and anything else to give that Summer BBQ feeling.
Dixon Brothers (@dixonbros)
Bruce Wayne (@mrbrucewayne)
CJ Beatz (@cjbeatz)
Mr Vee (@mrveethedj)
DJ Risco (@manlikerisco)
DJ Cable (@djcable)
If you too caught up in carnival madness The Lost Angel is one of those places you just have to check out. Offering everthing you could want from a boozer it blends cocktail masterclasses, fine dining, real ale, cocktails, comedy nights, film nights…and of course finished off with the good old pub quiz. Like them on facebook and get a free cocktail too!!