Arts Editor - Lesley Strachan

Sooty, Sweep & … who?

There was a sexed up dossier long before the Blair years – it has held secret the 1960s controversy about introducing a female puppet, Sue, in the puppet show Sooty & Sweep.  It’s always the woman’s fault isn’t it…but on to another threesome…

burning-bridgesImagine you let a woman stay with you and your husband.  Imagine she makes a move on your husband.  Now imagine that woman is your sister – and you have the set up for a moving and funny play about autism, “Burning Bridges” at Theatre503.  Ian talked to director of the show Sally Knyvette and you can hear it on Monday.



Arts lovers and writers unite at what is known as “The Other Art Fair” this week –  so tune in on Tuesday night toantonia-jackson hear Jean’s chat with the man organising it all, Ryan Stainer and local Wandsworth artist Antonia Jackson who will be exhibiting her work there.



You’ve only got a few days left to get don the the new TARA ARTS theatre in Earlsfield.  paradise-tara-picLove, death, betrayal in an epic style old time story, completely relevant for today.  All told in their beautiful earth floor stage.  Listen to our interview with the director of the opening play there “Paradise of Assassins”, Tony Clark on Wednesday.

Join Caitlin at the Totally Thames Festival to hear about the Bascule Chamber Concert on Thursday.


This Sunday 2nd October you can listen to the best bit of the past two weeks of ArtsWatch by tuning in at 6pm to ArtsWatch Replay.

The rest of the week, ArtsWatch airs Monday-Thursday after the 6.30pm news.  If you have something you want us to cover, please drop me a line


September 30th, 2016

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