News: Battersea Arts Centre's Phoenix Fundraiser

Friday 27 March 2015 by Clare Evans

On Saturday 18 April at 7:30pm, Battersea Arts Centre will hold their Phoenix Fundraiser, an evening of unforgettable live entertainment with some of the UK’s leading comedians, musicians and performers, headlined by Bridget Christie and Stewart Lee and generously housed by Southbank Centre. The almighty bash was the brainchild of Stewart, suggested only a few hours after the fire that tore through a third of Battersea Arts Centre’s (BAC) building on 13 March, a place he considers home.

A stellar line-up, to be revealed online at bac.org.uk/phoenixfundraiser, will feature artists with deep ties to BAC, a clutch of whom made their first tentative steps towards the bright lights there at the very start of their careers, others have returned to Battersea year-on-year as the London stop on globetrotting tours.
Further to generous donations from individuals and organisations, and support from government, all proceeds from the event will help BAC tackle the challenge of losing its largest space, the Grand Hall, for up to three years. More information on the fundraising campaign can found at batterseaartscentre.wordpress.com.

Celebrating the wealth of talent nurtured within the walls of BAC’s unique old town hall building, the Phoenix Fundraiser will help to secure its future as a place where creativity continues to thrive.

Tickets go on sale on Friday 27 March and are priced from £10 – £100. Get yours here: southbankcentre.co.uk=

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