25-26 Oct and 1-2 Nov

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Time: 7pm

Price: £20, £15 concs
Every ticket includes a meal, served at 9pm

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Dine, drink and discover with this festival of ideas that will have our building bursting at the seams as theatre makers, dancers and comedians try out new work across two weekends.


Dancers, comedians, theatre makers and poets throw open their rehearsal room doors and invite you in to watch and discover.

Expect a festival atmosphere with live music, DJs and plenty of chance encounters. You will be free to wander our extraordinary building - grab a drink, dip in and out of performances and round off the evening by swapping stories over a delicious meal (included in your ticket price).   

Come and explore Battersea Arts Centre like never before. Anything could happen…

Battersea Arts Centre is a unique home for artists, hosting over 90 artist residences each year.  All performances you’ll see in the festival will be in development – and you are invited to give feedback. At Battersea Arts Centre, we call this Scratch.
 

Artists appearing 25-26 Oct

Nouveau Riche - A diverse creative movement headed by a team of professional artists and producers. Their objective is to discover, nurture and produce unique stories from all walks of life, with a keen scope on work that is both educational and entertaining.


Jo Tyabji - Jo is a director, maker and performer working across theatre, virtual reality, and public performance. She drags as Joe de Vivre performing fascism related material at Somerset House, the Cocoa Butter Club, Resistance Galleries and the Styx (London) and Sitara Studios (Mumbai).


Theo 'Godson' Oloyade - Theophilus is a senior member of Boy Blue Entertainment and was a finalist for Sky One's Got to Dance and Britain's Got Talent. Theophilus is a UK Krump pioneer, hip-hop dancer and choreographer.


Ben Target - Ben is a critically acclaimed art-comedian and Edinburgh Comedy Award winner. His shows are well-known for being surreal, absurd and different, often utilising storytelling and props to punctuate his narrative.


Made In China - Theatre that playfully explores the paradoxes of modern identity, inspired by the unique collaboration between Tim Cowbury and Jessica Latowicki. Dynamic, devious, visually arresting, verbally sharp performances and projects that jump in at the deep ends and explore what it feels like to be alive now.

 

Niquelle LaTouche - Niquelle LaTouche is a practitioner who often fuses her diversely trained background to challenge social norms when making new work and facilitating workshops.Niquelle LaTouche is a multidisciplinary Arts practitioner, current Fine Art and English Literature BA Undergraduate who is using her studies to influence her practices to make new and unique pieces.

 

Manor The Latekid - Manor The Latekid is an artistic alter ego embodied by Darius McFarlane and truly brought to life when performed as a band alongside Jake Setters, Antosh Wojcik and Hamish McIntyre. Using music and poetry as the foundation for work - with influences from Jazz, Electronica and Indie - Manor the Latekid is a cross-arts experiment made not only for intense music gigs, but intimate and honest artistic and theatrical performances. 

 

Artists appearing 1-2 Nov

Jamie Beddard - Jamie is co-artistic director of Diverse City, lead artist in Extraordinary Bodies, and an agent for change at The New Wolsey Theatre. He recently played John Merrick in The Elephant Man and The Leader in the Messiah (Bristol Old Vic), Mathias in The Threepenny Opera (National Theatre) and performed in Weighting (Extraordinary Bodies). 

 

Conrad Murray - Conrad is an actor, writer, director, rapper, beatboxer, singer and theatre maker. He has been writing and performing regularly around the UK at venues and events such as Battersea Arts Centre, Tate Britain, Roundhouse, Royal Festival Hall, The Lowry and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He has led the BAC Beatbox Academy since 2008 and co-directed their first professional production, Frankenstein: How to make a Monster. 

 

Coney - Coney are interactive theatre makers. They create games, adventures and play where people can choose to take a meaningful part. Their work takes place anywhere where people gather: in theatres, schools, museums, on the streets, online and always follows the principles of adventure, curiosity, and loveliness. 

 

Lanre Malaolu - Lanre is an award-winning director, choreographer and performance artist working across theatre and film. Lanre's choreographic work merges hip-hop and contemporary dance with physical theatre to create work which aims to enhance and challenge our social and political worldviews. 

 

Luca Rutherford - Luca is a Newcastle based theatre maker writing and performing solo work. Her work playfully invites audiences to share experiences while considering the big questions. Her current show Luca Rutherford's Political Party is an attempt to transcend the paralysisof being confused and overwhelmed by politics.

 

Pauline Mayers - as a rambert trained choreographer and theatre-maker, Pauline has performed and taught for contemporary dance companies across the UK with a career span of over 25 years. Now integrating theatre and dance, Pauline's recent work, What If I Told You, toured nationally to critical acclaim and is a shortlisted nominee for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2017. Pauline is an associate artist at Leeds Playhouse and Chris Goode & Co, and is an RTYDS Leader of Tomorrow.

 

Rhiannon Armstrong - is an award-winning interdisciplinary artist making works with empathy, interaction and dialogue at their core, often for unfiltered audiences. Conversation and collaboration are central to her practice between makers of different disciplines, public contributors, and audiences. 

 

Dinner menu

Thai red curry (vegan)
Moroccan tagine with chicken

 

ACCESS INFO

Step-Free Access
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 and ground floor public spaces. There are accessible toilet facilities across the building.

Relaxed Performances
All performances will be Relaxed. At Battersea Arts Centre, this means that you are free to move about, make noise and come and go during the show. Everyone will wear headphones to watch The Day I Fell Into a Book. You can control the volume of these headphones. Latecomers will be permitted – this might be at specific points in the performance agreed with the artists. It does not mean that light and sound effects have been changed. For more info, visit our Access Page.


Further Information
Please visit our Access Page for more information.

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