It has been several weeks since George Floyd’s murder, an event that sparked international protests and a demand for radical lasting change, long overdue.

Battersea Arts Centre added its voice to that call. At the time, we also reached out to young Black artists from the UK, the USA and Brazil to see if there was anything that they wanted to express. We invited them to share their message, in whatever way they wished, and to use our platforms to amplify their voices.

Over the last few weeks, these artists have shared these creative responses back to us, in their own time and at their own pace.

We would like to share these with you now.



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This event takes place in our open-air Courtyard.

Step-Free Access

There is step-free access and wheelchair accessible seating on the ground floor level of the Courtyard.

There is step-free access to Scratch Bar and ground floor public spaces. There are accessible toilet facilities across the building.

Wheelchair spaces 
Due to social distancing guidelines, we have  significantly reduced the number of seats in the Courtyard. There is one wheelchair space available on the ground floor level, per performance. This can be booked online as part of a pair (includes one wheelchair space and one seat).

Access Companions
If you are disabled and require a companion to accompany you in order to attend the performance, you can book a pair of tickets online which includes one free access companion.

Movement During the Performance
To keep all of our audience members  safe and to comply with govenment guidelines on Covid-19, we need to require everyone to stay in their allocated seat for the duration of the performance. There will be two intervals, where you can use the toilet or enjoy drinks at the Scratch Bar.  No segment of the performance will be longer than 50 mins.

Further Information
Download the pre-show information or visit our Access Page.