Battersea Power Station Celebrates Art Night with Weekend of Activities
BATTERSEA POWER STATION CELEBRATES ART NIGHT WITH WEEKEND OF ACTIVITIES
Art Night, London’s largest free contemporary arts festival, is coming to Battersea Power Station, with art installations, workshops and pop-ups taking over Circus West Village this July
Art lovers will be able to enjoy London’s largest free contemporary arts festival at one of the capital’s most iconic locations, Battersea Power Station, which will host the Festival Square for this year’s Art Night from 7-8 July at Circus West Village.
The annual all-night festival is this year co-curated by the Hayward Gallery and is coming south of the river for the first time in its history. The trail will run along the South Bank from Battersea Power Station to the Southbank Centre, transforming the area with performances, installations and pop-ups for all to enjoy.
Art Night offers a glimpse of the exciting things still to come at Battersea Power Station, which will become an entirely new town centre for London comprising thousands of new homes (available to buy now), offices, shops, restaurants, cafes, bars and open public space. See below for residential sales and leasing contact details.
The festival will showcase a selection of exciting new commissions, one-off artist projects and premieres by 12 internationally renowned artists. As the home to the Festival Square, Battersea Power Station will be offering a selection of activities for all to enjoy across both Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July. The full line-up includes:
- Mural by British artist Suzanne Treister – “Watercolours” from Treister’s “SURVIVOR” (F) project will take centre stage on the hoarding at Circus West Village as a new 80m long mural featuring images of the Power Station’s iconic chimneys comes together for the site specific commission.
- Art Night Procession – Marinella Senatore will lead a procession featuring community groups and performers starting from Battersea Power Station and continuing east along the trail to the South Bank. Saturday 7 July 6pm – 7pm at Circus West Village, then carrying on across the South Bank.
- Flower Workshop – Royal warrant holder, Moyses Stevens, which is opening a boutique and flower school at Circus West Village later this year, will be hosting a flower buttonhole making workshop. Saturday 7 July, every 30 minutes between 6-10pm. Located at Circus West Village.
- Printmaking Workshop – The CoffeeWorks Project will be hosting a drop-in printmaking workshop with Portable Print Studio. Guests can create, print and take home a unique mono-screenprint inspired by the iconic Power Station. Free to attend from 6pm-11pm on Saturday 7 July at The CoffeeWorks Project, Circus West Village.
- Lisson Gallery Club Night – The Village Hall will host a club night in collaboration with Lisson Gallery featuring a special screening of Hans Berg and Nathalie Djuberg’s Waterfall Variations and music sets by artists Hans Berg and Haroon Mirza. The Village Hall, 11pm Saturday 7 July – 4am Sunday 8 July.
- Battersea Kiosk – Battersea Brewery will be running a pop-up bar on the riverwalk at Circus West Village from 6pm-10pm on Saturday 7 July.
- Art Night Merchandise and Info Hub – the pop-up Art Night shop will be selling limited-edition merchandise including tote-bags designed by Halil Altindere and stickers by Jeremy Deller.
There will also be music throughout the festival, including a performance from Children Workshop, a specially created band, at 7.30pm on Saturday 7 July. They will perform songs about buildings and architecture, all written by children from Battersea and the Nine Elms area.
Many of the restaurants, cafes and bars at Circus West Village will also be getting involved, with special offers from Vagabond, Fiume, Tonkotsu, Cinnamon Kitchen and Wright Brothers and musical performances at Mother. The MBNA Thames Clippers River Bus will be running a special late service until 4am, enabling visitors to make the most of the festival.
Honor Fishburn, Senior Placemaking Manager at Battersea Power Station, said: “We are delighted to be taking part in Art Night and to be hosting The Festival Square for the night. We have a long-term ambition for Battersea Power Station to be a new cultural district for London and to be connected to The Southbank Centre through an ‘Arts Corridor’ along the river. Art Night 2018 is another opportunity to bring this ambition to life with a high quality artistic trail curated by Hayward Gallery, featuring a site-specific commission by Suzanne Treister at Battersea Power Station.”
Ksenia Zemtsova and Philippine Nguyen, Founders, Art Night, March 2018, said: “Art Night 2018 will continue to offer an artistic exploration of London, celebrating diversity, culture, heritage and architecture, through an engaging, free and multidisciplinary programme of events. We’re delighted to present the programme in South London for the first time this year and to continue to be a part of the city’s growing night-time culture.”
Circus West Village is now home to over a thousand residents and the new destination is serviced by the MBNA Thames Clippers River Bus, which puts it within 15 minutes of the West End and under 40 minutes to Canary Wharf. A new pedestrian entrance has also opened, connecting Circus West Village with the rest of Nine Elms via Battersea Park Road.
Visit batterseapowerstation.co.uk for more information and follow @BatterseaPwrStn to keep up to date with the latest news and events. The full line up of Art Night activities can be found here.
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Notes to editors:
About Battersea Power Station:
- Battersea Power Station is one of central London’s largest, most visionary and eagerly anticipated new town centres in which roughly half the development will comprise shops, restaurants and office space. In addition, there will be a six-acre public park, a town square and a new tube station (scheduled to be within Zone 1).
- The Battersea Power Station project covers 42 acres and includes 3.5m sq ft of mixed commercial space, together with 4,364 new homes.
- The successful regeneration of Battersea Power Station will create 20,000 new jobs, inject £20bn into the UK economy and create a funding mechanism for the first major tube line extension since the Millennium. A new NHS medical facility is also being built.
- The Battersea Power Station Foundation supports local charities and community projects. Over £4.5m has been awarded since it launched in 2016; on average, £207,000 is granted per month and the largest grant awarded was to Battersea Arts Centre for £305,000.
- Circus West Village is the neighbourhood centre for the first part of the development. It opened to the public in Spring 2017 and since then over 700,000 people have visited to enjoy the ongoing programme of events and the new shops and restaurants. Residents started to move in to Circus West early in 2017 and continue to do so.
- The Village Hall, a new performance space, has opened at Circus West Village and a new MBNA Thames Clippers River Bus service commenced on 1 November 2017.
- The Battersea Academy of Skills Excellence (BASE), the development company’s bespoke jobs and training service created for those living locally, was launched in 2016. It is focused on matching people with jobs at Battersea as well as providing training relevant to the job pipeline at the development. Battersea Power Station is owned by a consortium of Malaysian investors comprised of Sime Darby Property, S P Setia and the Employees’ Provident Fund. Management of the development is being undertaken by the British-based Battersea Power Station Development Company.