After A War 27–29 June
LIFT 2014 and 14-18 NOW take over the warren of Battersea Arts Centre from the Grand Hall to the Porter’s Mess with immersive performances, interactive encounters, installations and music for three days
20 cutting edge artists from the UK, Africa, the Middle East and South America curated by LIFT, Tim Etchells and 14-18 NOW take over Battersea Arts Centre with moving, surprising, sometimes witty and often startling responses to the First World War and the impact it continues to have today.
Come for the day and stay as long as you like – creating your own journey round the building and the extraordinary experiences you will encounter as you go. Highlights include:
- Lebanon’s most daring theatre-maker asks you to redraw the map of the Middle East – can you make it work?
- The shadow of a drone passes over Battersea’s streets – is it real?
- In the attics an immersive sound installation puts London’s conscientious objectors on trial
- Award-winning poet Inua Ellams reveals the untold stories of African soldiers on the Western Front
- Become a player in Iranian game-theatre with ATC
- Stan’s Cafe line up thousands of dominos to show how Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s assassination led to the start of a world war. (Saturday only)
- And the world premiere of a new concert from the extraordinary post-punk cabaret artists The Tiger Lillies, creating haunting new songs from WW1 poetry (tickets sold separately)
Fri 27 Jun 6pm – 10:30pm £20
Sat 28 & Sun 29 Jun 1pm – 10:30pm £25
Visitors can come and go as they please on the day that their ticket is valid
Age guidance: 14+