Freshly Scratched

Artvehicle 7/Recommended

I have contacted the BAC four times this week to find out about their 'Freshly Scratched' event. Everyday I have received some additional/different/collaborative information and now I really feel I'm really getting something pinned down.

So... it is a performance event for artists, that haven't shown at the BAC before, to show work in progress. The length of the run is dependent on the number of artists and the pieces, sometimes as short as two minutes. Each artist performs once and it is separated into one-hour segments. This time it is on for three days, 19, 20, and 21 January. On Friday it starts at 7pm and on Saturday and Sunday the programmes start at 6pm and 8pm each night. Maybe.

When I spoke to them today the line-up had yet to be confirmed. Nevertheless Lee Campbell was confident enough to announce in a mail-out that he would be performing 'Compell Repell' at 6.15 on Sunday, which should be worth seeing.

This kind of event is mixed bag and that is its strength. Pick a slot or two and good luck. I do advise ringing a few times before you go though to check it hasn't been cancelled, banned or moved to Ibiza.


Battersea Arts Centre
Lavender Hill
London SW11 5T

Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm
Saturday, 3pm-6pm