Final Monday of every month

TOWN HALL TALKS

Upcoming dates:

31 May, 6pm

Price: FREE

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Join us for a series of free talks inspired by the incredible history of our building and local area, from radical politics to art and architecture. Each event will feature two visiting speakers.

Tickets are free but advance booking is required as places are limited. Complimentary drinks will be provided.

Upcoming Talks:

31 May |  Boom time: The Social Impact of the Industrial Revolution in Wandsworth and Battersea
Around 200 years ago the village of Battersea was still considered rural. The population exploded from 16,000 to 168,000 in just 70 years. As part of the Wandsworth Heritage Festival, we will explore the phenomenal social impact of the industrial boom on the lives of the people of Battersea. 


Past Talks:

2017

25 Jan Battersea: A Working Class History
26 Feb The Grand Hall: A History of People Gathering
27 Mar Cash, Capitalism and Corporations: Battersea and Beyond
24 Apr Crime and Punishment

 

2016

27 Jan Lights, Camera, Action: Battersea on Film
24 Feb Root de Toot: Battersea’s musical past
30 Mar Hats, Huguenots and High Street fashion
27 Apr The Bard and Battersea
1 Jun Wandsworth’s Rural Past: Sheepscapes
27 Jul Poetry: Battersea Beats
28 Sep Battersea Town Hall's Heyday: If walls could talk...
26 Oct Women of Battersea: From Protest to Punk 
30 Nov Made by Migrants: Battersea and Beyond
14 Dec Music and Melodrama: Festive Celebrations at Battersea Town Hall



2015

27 May
 Town Hall Talks: Battersea’s Political Heroes
24 Jun Architecture: Our Building’s Past, Present and Future
29 Jul The Art of Mosaics
30 Sep Battersea’s Literary Landscape
25 Nov The Changing Role of Town Halls in the Community
2 Dec The Organ, An Instrument of Inspiration

 

 

ABOUT BATTERSEA ARTS CENTRE

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Lights, Camera, Action: Battersea on Film | Jan 2016

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Root de Toot: Battersea's Musical Past | Feb 2016

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Hats, Huguenots and High Street Fashion | Mar 2016

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The Bard and Battersea | Apr 2016

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Wandsworth's Rural Past: Sheepscapes | Jun 2016

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Poetry: Battersea Beats | Jul 2016

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2015 Town Hall Talks

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We are grateful for the support of Heritage Lottery Fund.

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