BAC to create ‘cultural resource’ at Battersea Power Station

Battersea Arts Centre is partnering with the company behind the regeneration of Battersea Power Station to create a “cultural resource” at the development.

Housed in Circus West, the first phase of the £6 billion development, the Village Hall will provide a “cultural resource for existing and future local residents and the arts community in Wandsworth and beyond”.

BAC, which recently suffered a devastating fire at its home in the former Battersea Town Hall, will host a series of workshops with residents to create a programme of “activities, services and performances” in the Village Hall.

David Jubb, artistic director, said: “Together we aim to create an open invitation for people to enjoy an exciting new cultural space that links to the dynamic cultural life of the borough and London. I think this venture demonstrates the value of culture for our communities, old and new.”

As well as the Village Hall, Battersea Power Station will host an array of cultural events at a range of spaces across the 42-acre site. These include the riverfront park, the Boiler House (a 2,000 person venue within the Power Station) and the restored Control Room.

Dave Twohig, head of design at the development, said: “By partnering with such an established organisation the Battersea Power Station team knows that the arts provision in the Battersea area can be strengthened and Battersea Power Station welcomes any approaches from other groups who want to become part of the growing artistic community.”

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