Arts Editor - Lesley Strachan

Tara Arts Theatre “holds a special place” in Sadiq Khan’s heart…

Tara Arts Theatre “holds a special place” in Sadiq Khan’s heart…

…and there’s no arguing with that.  I may have mentioned it once or twice already.

ian's pic Jatinder Verma and SadiqThe UK’s only theatre led by BAME artists opened in Wandsworth this month. The TARA Theatre in Earlsfield showered petals upon VIP guests including the Mayor of Wandsworth and Nitin Sawhney. The space was declared open by Sadiq Khan and Artistic Director, Jatinder Verma. Hear Ian’s report on Monday.



Fancy a good book to read?  Jean caught up with local Putney author Minna Howard to find out about her newly Mothers and Daughters - Minna Howardpublished novel, Mothers and Daughters.  It’s a tale of family loss, hidden secrets and new beginnings.  Tune in on Tuesday to hear Minna explaining the challenges of writing a novel today, and she gives us some great advice for any budding writers out there too.



fd061c_5b0176511d6c4396a92e3d12c1e47f5a-mv2Ross McGregor, Artistic Director of celebrated theatre company, Arrows & Traps, describes their latest production as “the Bible meets Blackadder, via Book Of Mormon, and it’s heavenly devilish fun”. Ian investigates ‘The Gospel According To Philip’ at Theatre N16 on Wednesday‘s programme.


How much do you know about the women of Roehampton?  If you head into Roehampton library next week all will be revealed at their exhibition Over the Road.  You’ll have the chance to find out about the spare tyrelives of fifteen extraordinary women of the area, from the 18th century to the present day.  Tune in Thursday to hear Jean’s interview with artistic director Arti Prashar from the Spare Tyre Theatre company, who organised it all.

ArtsWatch Replay is on this Sunday at 6pm playing all the best bits from the past two weeks.

Our weekday shows airs Monday-Thursday just after the 6.30pm news headlines.

Got something you think we should cover?  Drop me a line at Lesley@wandsworthradio.


September 2nd, 2016

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