A photo taken from behind a crowd gathered at a concert in our Grand Hall. Spotlights shine down from the wooden lattice roof and illuminate the stage.

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Danielle has worked with her brother, Fitzgerald Honger, on a response to the Black Lives Matter movement using spoken word and a video collage of protest photography.

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coletivA ocupação are a company of students from different districts of São Paulo, Brazil. They create projects that sit between art, activism and education.

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Rico Sisney

I have written a lot of songs about racism and police brutality. I have processed the feelings, read up on the history, protested, meditated, organized and trained. And yet, I still feel it when I wake up and see footage of a black man being murdered in the middle of the street.”

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The Covid-19 crisis threatens all aspects of the theatrical ecology, but catalysed by the revelations of the racial disparity in the health crisis, this group of Black, Asian and ethnically diverse artistic leaders call on the government and the sector to ensure the progress we have collectively made does not fall by the way-side.

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Earlier this year, our Going Global season was cancelled due to Covid-19. In the weeks that followed, we asked some of the artists whose performances were cut short or cancelled if they would like to share a version of their work online.

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This is a letter to self-employed and freelance theatre and performance makers in the UK. To the actors, playwrights, directors, choreographers, stage managers, designers, stage crews and set-builders to name just a few. We really miss being with you during this period of lockdown.

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2 Omid Djalili and Bláithín Mac Gabhann in Performance Live The Way Out. Arts Council England, BBC Arts, Battersea Arts Centre

Filmed in one continuous take, The Way Out  is an immersive journey through a labyrinth of rooms and corridors.

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Last week we launched as the first relaxed venue in the world. Ahead of the celebration, Jess Thom of TourettesHero spoke to Lyn Gardner for an interview with StageDoor about how and why it’s such an important thing for us to be doing.

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Co-Creating Change today announced its first five commissions, awarding nearly £60,000 to five projects to effect real social change across the country. The commissions bring together artists, local creative organisations and their communities to work creatively and collaboratively together, to tackle wide ranging subjects and issues.

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‘Not for me, Not for you, But for Us’ is Battersea’s mid-19th century motto and is one of Battersea Arts Centre’s core values. We think it captures a spirit of generosity and shared endeavour.

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