25 Years of Cultural Innovation - download the book
Timeline » 1996
ART of '96 Transmutations
ART of '96 Transmutations
1996

1996

In 1996 the Zap won £145,000 of Heritage Lottery funding to extend and improve its premises. It also secured a further £84,000 grant for Zap Arts to take its free outdoor performances across the UK.

In 1997 this funding enabled the first National Street Arts Meeting to be held in Brighton during the Brighton Festival. This proposed a co-ordinated national programme of street theatre that was launched as the National Street Arts Festival in 1998.

Meanwhile, the second major Zap Club extension - to include a gallery space and an extra bar area - opened. This was to host new club nights such as the gay and lesbian Club Bent and the usual impressive line up of contemporary bands such as the Chemical Brothers.

FEATURED EVENTS

January
S.P.Q.R.

March
ART of ’96 Transmutations

April
Art in the Square

May
Zap Club May Listings
2nd Streets of Brighton
2nd Kings Hill Festival

June
Sheffield Plays at Home Festival

July
2nd Streets of the South
4th Streets of London
2nd StreetFeast
1st Darlington Festival
2nd Streets of the South West
1st Streets of the East Midlands

October
Zap Club October Listings

November
Shine On Glasgow

ZAP Art Archive
Years
< | >