Arts Editor - Lesley Strachan

That was a week, that was…

Tara theate outsideThis was a special week, wasn’t it  – I went to visit the new TARA Arts Theatre and it’s a bijou beauty with some hints of Bollywood. Taking influences from the history of the building, 20160622_101156its origins and surrounding area as well as thoughtfully sourced artefacts from India, I’ve not quite seen a theatre like this. I tell you more about it on Wednesday but I wanted to just tease you with a few images from my visit.




Arrows & Traps’ gender swapping production of Macbeth has been attracting some great reviews.  Ian went along to Macbeth Arrows & Trapsrehearsals to meet the creative team to get under the skin of the production’s vision and find out what the “average witch at a bus stop” contributes to the dynamics. That’s Monday night’s show.



Robin Hood at Wetland Centre


Robin Hood, Robin Hood riding through the…Wetlands.  Jean joins Robin Hood’s merry men as well as their enemy Guy of Gisborne for an andventurous theatrical experience with Shadow Road Productions on Tuesday night.




20160622_095009I was given a personal tour of the new TARA ARTS Theatre last week by Jatinder Vermer, Artistic Director. It’s a bijou beauty.  There is so much to tell you about, we’ll be bringing you a few programmes about it leading up to their Open Day 6th August. Door from Gujarat credit Step Haiselden_1

Listen to Part 1 on Wednesday.



Theatre Nights at the Rookery have their second night coming up 7th July.  Local entrepreneurs are responsible for creating and curating a night of show tunes in Streatham. Hear all about it from Leah on Thursday.rookery






ArtsWatch broadcasts 6.45-7pm Monday- Thursday after the news.  Our next ArtsWatch Replay show with highlights of all the best bits is on Sunday 26th June at 6pm.

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June 24th, 2016

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