Two years ago, on 13 March 2015, a fire destroyed the Grand Hall at BAC. Next year, it will re-open with a Phoenix Season of shows and events inspired by its 125-year history.



From a mass vow-renewing ceremony with couples who have tied the knot in the Grand Hall to bringing back the annual Christmas lunch once laid on for pensioners in the borough, BAC are looking for ideas for celebratory public events to form part of the Grand Hall’s opening season. Your idea could be inspired by a personal memory or by a moment in its radical history.

Need inspiration? Browse these Grand Hall memories collected after the fire and visit BAC over the next 6 weeks to explore an interactive installation created by artists Anna Beecher and Kirsty Harris in collaboration with local school children and Wandsworth residents. Celebrate the history of this incredible public space and look forward to its future.

You can submit your event idea by tweeting @battersea_arts #BACPhoenix.

Read more about the Battersea Arts Centre Phoenix Centre on their website or in this article from The Guardian, featuring images of the restorative work, and details of the fire that destroyed the Grand Hall.