18 Mar - 12 Apr

HOMEGROWN FESTIVAL: OCCUPY

Over 4 weeks, young and underrepresented voices will occupy all corners of Battersea Arts Centre.

Theatre, music, live games, virtual experiences, rap, poetry and installations collide as old certainties are overturned and new possibilities imagined. As the UK faces an uncertain future, Homegrown Festival: Occupy shines a light on new perspectives.

With over 20 shows across 4 weeks, there’s something for everyone. Come and help us #OccupyBAC.
 

Connect, Share and Change
Connect with new people, share ideas, change the world


POST
19 - 22 Mar
Join us at the table for some delicious Portuguese food as we challenge what makes a 'nation'. 

DEAR FUTURE ME AND (L)ABEL
19 - 20 Mar
Two devised pieces exploring questions about the future and the power of labels.

SMILE-ING BOYS PROJECT
19 Mar - 5 Apr
A series of research led photography, poetry and workshop based poject exploring the impact of smiling on the overall wellbeing of young BAME boys. 

CULTURAL DEMOCRACY READING GROUP
27 Mar - 10 Apr
A reading group about how culture is organised, funded and put into practice. 

THE MISSION: OCCUPY MARS
28 Mar - 6 Apr
Could you survive on Mars? Find out in this immersive live game for 50 people.

BEYOND BORDERS
28 - 30 Mar
Have your say and celebrate the collaboration at an evening of film, poetry, art and discussion.

#HATERS
30 Mar
Inspired by real events, this tale of 'hipsters' and social-media chimeras digs out the real people behind the stereotpyes.

AMATEUR BOXING SHOW
30 Mar
An amateur boxing match hosted at Roehampton University to raise awareness about knife crimes that are impacting young people. 

RAMPING UP
4 - 6 Apr
Our Homegrown Company team up with Jess Thom (Touretteshero) and David Cumming to ask what accessibility looks like in a post-Brexit society.

ALGORHYTHM
6 Apr
Enjoy live music from a hip hop collective, raised and inspired by the era of the 1990s.

IN CONVERSATION WITH...
10 Apr
A panel discussion with producers from London Venues.
 

Discover, Uncover and Try
Discover untold stories, uncover hidden histories, try something different


SHE'S A GOOD BOY
19 - 22 Mar
An honest, moving and hilarious show exploring non-binary gender inspired by real life experiences.

HIGH RISE ESTATE OF MIND
20 - 30 Mar
In this age of #GenerationRent, this show exposes young people's fears about where they will live through beatbox, looping and MCing.

OI BARMAN!
21 - 23 Mar
Spoken word theatre exploring the questionable morals of a life behind a cocktail bar.

FOUR WOMEN
21 - 23 Mar
Stories of migration, assimilation and diaspora culture told through the stories of four women.

VISIONS OF ME / EVERYDAY DAYLEE / #BINARIES BEGONE
26 - 27 Mar
Leading disabled actors bring fresh perspectives gender, race, love and body confidence.

VASELINE: SCRATCH
26 - 29 Mar
From the political to the mundane, this multimedia show explores stories of Black Womanhood.

A LAND WITHOUT JASMINE
4 - 6 Apr
The first ever Yemeni theatre production to be staged in the UK.

WOW EVERYTHING IS AMAZING
4 - 12 Apr
Is technology shaping us, or are we shaping technology?

LA SILHOUETTE
9 - 12 Apr
Brisbane's Queer history is brought to life by spirits who suffer all, celebrate all and edure all across decades of hiding, rioting and retribution.

LOOKING FORWARD
8 - 9 Apr
A company of young people who have experienced cancer use creativity to explore life post diagnosis and treatment.

OM SHANTI F*CK/DOLL FACE
9 - 11 Apr
A double-bill of two powerful, South Asian, female-led shows examining sex, periods, abortion and the "good Indian girl".

LOOKING FOR LOVE
11 Apr
Could AI actually be a better listener than your nearest and dearest? Match and chat with a love interest with a difference.

HEAUX NOIRE
12 Apr
A platform for Black and Brown womxn to share their stories through poetry and music.

Celebrate, Socialise and Party
Celebrate new beginnings, socialise with friends, party into the future


OCCUPY PARTY
6 Apr
A night of music, dance, spoken word, theatre and much more, presented by the BAC  and Young Vic Young Producers.

TONGUE FU
11 Apr
A fruity, fiery mix of some of London's finest spoken word artists and musicians.

THE R.A.P PARTY
12 Apr
Is rap poetry, or is poetry rap? Join the party with Inua Ellams, Theresa Lola and DJ Sid Mercutio.


Homegrown Festival: Occupy is curated by Saad-Eddine Said as part of Up Next - a partnership between Artistic Directors of the Future, the Bush Theatre and Battersea Arts Centre, which hands the keys of two London theatres over to visionary artists of colour.

 

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ACCESS NOTICE

This event takes place on the first floor of our building, which can be reached via a lift. There is step-free access to Scratch Bar, The Bee's Knees and ground floor public spaces. There are accessible toilet facilities across the building.

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