Final Monday of every month
Price: FREE but advance booking recommended
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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.
Complimentary drinks will be provided.
25 Sep | Life Through the Lens: Photography and Community
Explore the rich history of photography in our building, from large scale public exhibitions to hidden away dark rooms. The evening will investigate the power photography can have in the community and its potential for impacting social change.
Speaking on the night will be Althea Greenan, curator of Make: Women's Artist Library at Goldsmiths University. She'll be exploring the history of the Women's Artist Slide Library at Battersea Arts Centre and how they combated the under-representation of women photographers. She will be joined by Gina Glover, Co-Founder of the Wandsworth Photo Co-Op (now Photofusion, Brixton) who's aims were to give a wider section of society a voice through photography. She'll be looking back at the birth of this initiative at Battersea Arts Centre in the 80s, and Photofusion's recent work growing that legacy.
30 Oct | Hidden LGBTQ Histories of Battersea
27 Nov | Art for all: Disability and Inclusivity within the Arts
18 Dec | Feminism at Battersea Arts Centre: Past and Present
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
31 May Boom Time: The Social Impact of the Industrial Revolution in Wandsworth and Battersea
26 Jun The Growth of the British Black Arts Movement
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
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