This autumn, Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) in London is inviting you to Make/Love, as a season of daring and intimate work is launched.
At a time when connecting people has never been more important, Make/Love asks how we can re-imagine a future with care and creativity as the guidelines.
What to watch in the Make/Love season
Two interactive pieces from innovative artists Brian Lobel and Joon Lynn Goh, and Robert Softley-Gale, will push the boundaries of digital performance. These new works aim to encourage us to re-examine our relationships with our bodies, and our differing perceptions of what they can do.
What If…? A live reality show! will capture an ambitious experiment in co-creation. The show will follow artists Hunt & Darton, emerging producer Lorra Videv, and Hadas Hagos who is CEO of surplus food charity Waste Not Want Not Battersea, as they invite the cameras in.
Talented young artists and activists, both from around the world and local to BAC, will takeover BAC’s digital and social media channels. We Will Still Breathe, produced in response to the Black Lives Matter movement and global unrest, will include a special preview screening of documentary short, I Still Breathe (PROJECTSIXTY4 and Modern Films).
Looking for a bit of a lift this autumn? Join Live from the Grand Hall, as uplifting comedy and music acts are live-streamed throughout the season. There’ll be an entertaining line-up including musician, novelist and spoken word artist Anthony Joseph, marking the first collaboration with EFG London Jazz Festival; Liverpool’s fearless rock gang The Mysterines presented by The Close Encounter Club and Gigwise; female-led improv troupe Yes Queens; The Friday Show, an expertly curated mixed bill of diverse talent from Berk’s Nest; and a raucous night in with The LOL Word’s Big Online Gayla.
And finally in the digital season, is SESSION: The Documentary, a celebration of the Still House, Steppaz and Empire Sounds collaboration; celebrating community, youth and belonging. And, the digital premier of movement film Don’t Wait, from Lanre Malaolu and Regé-Jean Page. The film musically charts a young Black man’s path out of grief, to find love worth fighting for.
Champions for diversity in the arts
We’re pleased to hear that BAC is continuing to champion diverse artists and new voices. They’re supporting the UK’s first national, digital, Migrants in Theatre Town Hall, to increase the representation of migrant artists in UK theatre.
And responding to this period of vulnerability and uncertainty, BAC is extending support to freelance artists and creative people with free, no-strings attached, hour-long 1:1 creative surgeries.
BAC is a Relaxed Venue, committed to removing barriers that disable people. The Make/Love season will include captioning, BSL interpretation and audio description where possible, and pre-show information will be made available for every booking. All the events will be made available at affordable prices or for free.
When: 1st October – 30th November 2020
Where: Online and live-streamed events
£: Free – £10
More info: bac.org.uk