What’s On: Battersea Arts Centre Homegrown Festival 2020

Battersea Arts Centre – Homegrown Festival An annual celebration of emerging talent from London’s next generation of artists will take place on March 30 – April 9.

Battersea Arts Centre’s Homegrown Festival 2020 focuses on reaching outwards and creating connections between the UK and the rest of the world.

The centre will be home to more than 20 companies across the festival, showcasing the huge range of creative practitioners currently making vibrant new work in London.

This year’s takeover features performances, gigs, exhibitions and workshops which tackle urgent global questions from a fresh perspective; grappling with the concept of wellness in an increasingly digital world, calling out for activism and exploring cultural migration through the eyes of today’s descendants.

Homegrown Festival 2020 is an opportunity to platform creative projects which this year includes members of the BAC Beatbox Academy who will appear in the Scratch Bar Open Mic Nights to test out new material.

Creative entrepreneurship project The Agency will be a part of the Homegrown Wellness Day to support young people to become agents of change in their community through training, seed funding, continuing support, as well as specialist advice from tailored experts to activate their ideas for positive social change.

The latest instalment of IAMNEXT will take place on April 9 from Youth Music Entrepreneur Award-winner Seshie Henry.

The youth-led networking project has been developed as part of The Agency, and supports underground aspiring artists to break into the music industry, develop artistically and grow their fan base.

Battersea Arts Centre’s Young Producers will also stage a raucous party in the Grand Hall Takeover – and its surroundings including the beautiful gothic corridors and ornate Octagonal Hall) including artists from all walks of life.

Celebrating work from diverse voices, Pepa Duarte uses live onstage cooking in the full-length premier of EATING MYSELF, a communal experience to examine what it means to be a woman in Peruvian society.

Deaf Rave presents a line-up of d/Deaf performers and DJs for a night of dance, sign songs and visual vernacular, Alim Kamara performs his unique style of African and Islamic storytelling and multidisciplinary artist tyroneisaacstewart presents the premier of S!CKnotes, a performance in three parts inspired by his upcoming UK Jazz debut album S!CK.

Over 11 days, Battersea Arts Centre will be bursting with bold performance, dance, live music, parties, live podcast recording and free exhibitions, installations
and workshops.

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