The Nabokov arts club : March 2012


2 - 3 March 2012 Battersea Arts Centre


Following our epic sold out Festival of the Dead, the nabokov Arts Club returns to BAC for another weekend of live arts and late-night mayhem.

An extravaganza of live theatre, music, comedy, dance and visual art wrapped up in a big fat party - the nabokov Arts Club has been featured in The Guardian, Time Out's Hot Picks/Critics' Choice and The Independent's 'Best Nights Out'.

This next instalment of London's best arts party will once again feature the cream of the UK's established and emerging talent from across the spectrum. Exploring the theme of Fables and Fairytales, expect headline theatre pieces from Jack Thorne (The Fades/This is England '88) and a musical subversion of the Cinderella story from composer and Doctor Who star Arthur Darvill (Been So Long/It's About Time).

Other acts include:-

KING PORTER STOMP Live music from across the spectrum is fronted on both nights by this critically acclaimed and festival-worshipped funk, ska, dub and hip-hop outfit. They caused a huge stir last year at Shakespeare's Globe as the house band in The God of Soho, and with their unique blend of massive horns, heavy bass and socially aware lyrics, have quickly established themselves as major players on the UK live circuit.

GAVIN OSBORN A singer-songwriter on top form having recently performed with Daniel Kitson and supported Belle and Sebastian on tour, Gavin will be reworking some of Aesop's Fables into modern folk songs.

FLYING DUTCHMAN THEATRE A fairytale for grown-ups, 'The Fantastical Tale of the Boy on the Run', is a lighthearted comic tale told with a giant pop-up book!

Meanwhile, in hidden dens, enchanted forests and magical ballrooms, discover otherworldly performers including Hugo Maciel; a breathtakingly beautiful performance artist and juggler, Fitzgerald; a music and spoken word collaboration exploring contemporary storytelling, dANTE OR dIE; a promenade dance-theatre collective performing all over the building, and Amanda Wilkin; a lost princess who sings the blues.

PLUS…'Appointment with a Fabulist'; an interactive installation creating your very own Fable by Dumbshow Theatre… rare soul and funk spun by Citizen Kain and Eddie B… dancefloor treats and bass heavy beats from Tomski (Scratch)…participatory musical improvisations from Inconstant… walkabout performers… hot food… and lots more…

There are more acts to be announced, so check back here soon for more details, or follow new developments on the nabokov blog. Advance tickets are available at a discount are now on sale from the BAC website... the last event sold out so you'd better be quick!

The undisputed heavyweight champion of artistic happenings, anywhere, ever, is back.

THE NABOKOV ARTS CLUB: Fable Friday 2 & Saturday 3 March 2012 2011, 9pm - 2am Battersea Arts Centre // Lavender Hill // Battersea // SW11 5TN £15 (earlybird) // £18 (advance) // £20 (on the door) Advance booking online at or on 020 7223 2223.