BEG, BORROW, STEAL #2 is a day-long curated programme of performance art at Dilston Grove in Southwark Park, featuring a host of artists from dark corners, glittery stages, white-walled galleries and gravelly gutters.

It is commonly speculated that many who create that anomaly known as “art” may well be looked upon as outsiders, deviants, depraved or mad …and vice versa. BEG, BORROW, STEAL calls upon the spirit and verve of famous artistic, professional (and only sometimes deceased) reprobates such as Genet, Bataille, Orridge, Artaud, Kahlo, Wilde, Emin, Camus, Darger, DeLarverie, Bacon and Duchamp (to name a few).

In this edition of BBS, there is the underlying and exciting theme of ‘degeneracy’ to explore throughout the works of around 25 artists under one incredibly high roof. Following a successful Spring fling back in April, this second celebration of the offbeat will be another reconsecration of this one-time church in a new guise, as a haven for those outside of the norm. It is also an opportunity to bid farewell to the Summer in a sacred secular space. Beginning gradually from the early afternoon, Dilston Grove will be occupied by a handful of works to be surveyed and interfered with by visitors, who are encouraged to look upon this wholly unholy environment from their entirely unique perspectives. Later into the day and evening will be a smorgasbord of shorter performance works building to a crescendo of celebration for the outside, the inside, the upside and the flipside. ALL ARE WELCOME. FREE ENTRY.


Arcane Sin, Arkem, Natalie Adams, Katy Baird, Giles Bunch, Sarah Gavin, Peter Georgallou and LUNGO, Charlie George, Rich Kightley, Laura Dee Milnes, Niall O’Riain, Adam Papaphilippopoulos, Adam Robertson, Holly Slingsby, Annabelle Stapleton-Crittenden

Curated by Laura Dee Milnes and Sarah Gavin

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