Spring 2019 programme announced
We've just announced our Spring Season, we're excited to welcome you to the BGAC
Happy 2019 everybody, from everyone at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre – your home of great days and nights of arts and culture.
As well as our celebrated and much-loved exhibition of 100 years of Black music in London, we’re kicking off our 2019 season with some of the best and most exciting performances of music, dance, theatre and film that you will see this year.
If you remember the great Black British sitcoms, you are going to love Turn Up The Archive. This is a celebration like no other, of the way we used to laugh and the great British actors such as Norman Beaton, Judith Jacobs, Janet Kay, Llewella Gideon and Leo Muhammad who kept us smiling through our suffering, And there’s a twist to bring things bang up to date, we’re adding stand-up performances from FOC IT UP, taking a playful look over some of the most memorable episodes.
Chinese Arts Now have launched the first arts festival dedicated to British-Chinese artists and companies. We’re hosting Lao Can Impression 老殘印象 in a show where the music of Debussy meets the literature of Liu E for a breathtaking fusion as we continue our exploration of the most compelling stories from around the globe for you, your family and your good friends to enjoy.
Following the critically acclaimed West End run of Misty, Arinze Kene’s Good Dog is the captivating one man show from Tiata Fahodzi. If you’re a parent, this’ll be a real eye-opener. If you have wondered, as most of us have, ‘What’s going on out there’, make sure you see this.
Dance is still one of the most dynamic expressions of art. We go out to clubs and parties and dance to music; Akeim Toussaint Buck’s explosive dance show Windows of Displacement inspired by his personal journey and the movement of people will capture all the beauty of the art form.
Our new Artistic Director Hannah Azieb Pool will be joining us from February, as we embark on our most exciting year ever, keep checking our website to keep updated. We have lots more surprises to come up over the season! Whether you’re a first time visitor or joining us once again, you’re most welcome at your local arts centre.
Dotun Adebayo MBE
Chair of Board of Trustees
Bernie Grant Arts Centre
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Turn Up The Archive – 24 January
Lao Can Impression 老殘印象 – 26 January
Angela Davis: Portrait of a Revolutionary – 1 February
Dispatches from Cleveland – 7-16 February
The Wedding Singer – 8-9 February
The Secret Garden – 15-16 February
Spring Awakening – 22-23 February
A Deal with the Universe – 23-28 February
Merrily We Roll Along – 1-2 March
Yours in Sisterhood – 1-9 March
Bad Girls – 8-9 March
Our Side of Town – 15-16 March
good dog – 20-23 March
The Afrocentrics – 4 May
Windows of Displacement – 23 May
Funeral Flowers – 29 May – 1 June