A year on from the fire, I wrote something about people’s incredible response

A year on from the fire, I wrote something about people’s incredible response:

As fire engulfed the grand hall at Battersea Arts Centre on Friday 13th March, 2015. I was on a train to London. I experienced the blaze in between tunnels in fleeting conversations with my team and by viewing mind-boggling pictures of the inferno on Twitter. When the train doors opened at Clapham Junction, the wood-smoke smell of 122 years of history hit me like a punch in the stomach. The Grand Hall was gone and Battersea Arts Centre’s future was wobbling…

To read whole article click here: https://www.thestage.co.uk/opinion/2016/david-jubb-lets-rethink-what-theatres-are-for/​


David Jubb
Artistic Director, Battersea Arts Centre

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