Poetry at BAC

Battersea Arts Centre has been a hub for voices of rhyme and reason since first opening our doors. Highlights of our vocal past include John Betjeman's campaign letter to save the Town Hall, declaring that it is "what a Town Hall ought to be. It lifts you up. It has scale and it is irreplacable". We have also been home to an arrary of Beat and Punk poets.

BAC continues to promote and support poetry and spoken word, which has undergone a revolution of sorts in recent years. Kate Tempest's 'Brand New Ancients' coproduced at BAC, was a landmark moment for modern collaborations between poetry and theatre, winning the Ted Hughes Poetry Prize in 2013.




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