Power of Summer Events Programme Launches at Battersea Power Station
Battersea Power Station will this week launch its annual Power of Summer programme, a series of fun summer activities including outdoor screenings of Wimbledon and a selection of movies, comedy nights and children’s games all to be enjoyed at Circus West Village, London’s newest riverside quarter which is now home to over 1,000 residents.
The summer programme 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 Battersea Power Station Summer Programme:
Sports fans will this summer be able to relax in deckchairs on the riverwalk with the iconic Power Station in the backdrop as they enjoy the best of Wimbledon on the big screens al fresco.
Visitors will also be able to enjoy their favourite movies riverside on a sunny afternoon, with matinee showings of Hollywood classics including Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Some Like It Hot and Singin’ in the Rain, on from 26 – 29 June at 2pm daily. Those looking for a fun after work activity can enjoy the evening showings of cult classics including E.T., Clueless, Forrest Gump, The Sound of Music and Cool Runnings, which will be on screen at 7pm daily from 26 June – 9 July.
Seats and headphones can be reserved for £5 via the website here. Blankets and ponchos will be provided on request.
Drinks, nibbles and delicious treats will be available at the restaurants, bars and cafes at Circus West Village including sourdough pizza from Mother, cocktails at No. 29 Power Station West, Italian food at Fiume and seafood at Wright Brothers. The Battersea General Store is the perfect place to pick up the essentials for an indulgent picnic on the riverside.
Every Thursday evening from 12 – 26 July there will be comedy nights, with previews of shows destined for the Edinburgh Fringe being shown in The Village Hall courtesy of Avalon. The following comedy nights will be taking place:
- Jack Barry and Hayley Ellis: Thursday 12 July
- Ed Gamble and Glen Moore: Thursday 19 July
- Carl Donnelly and Gareth Richards: Thursday 26 July
Doors open at 7.15pm and the shows start at 8pm. Tickets are £10 and can be purchased here.
There will also be plenty on offer for families and children to enjoy including outdoor Ping Pong and family workshops under Grosvenor Arch from Thursday to Sunday every weekend during the school holidays. Kids’ movies, including Shrek and Toy Story, will also be shown at the weekends at 2pm on the big screens outdoors. Circus West is home to a growing number of families, with over 700 residents signed up to the ‘Families with Kids’ club on The Power Club app, a dedicated platform for residents of Battersea Power Station to connect with their neighbours.
Honor Fishburn, Senior Placemaking Manager at Battersea Power Station, said: “This year’s Power of Summer programme promises a fantastic array of events and activities for all to enjoy. Battersea Power Station is the perfect place to spend a summer’s day with the family and a great spot for after work drinks in the evening with friends. Whether you want somewhere to relax and enjoy the best of Wimbledon, to enjoy a movie under the stars surrounded some fantastic new restaurants, bars and cafes, or to come along with the kids to one of the many workshops or children’s movie screenings over the school holidays, Circus West Village has so much to offer.”
Circus West Village, the first phase of the regeneration of Battersea Power Station, is now a bustling new neighbourhood with over a thousand residents calling it home. The MBNA Thames Clippers River Bus service is now operational, putting Battersea Power Station 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.
The restoration of the Power Station continues to make significant progress and there are exciting retail, F&B and leisure leasing opportunities to be discovered. To find out more please contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)20 7501 0695.
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For more information about Battersea Power Station please visit www.batterseapowerstation.co.uk and follow @BatterseaPwrStn to keep up to date with the latest news and events.
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.