Arts Editor - Lesley Strachan

Mid-river Milonga and more at the Totally Thames Festival 2019.

Mid-river Milonga and more at the Totally Thames Festival 2019.

The biggest celebration of London’s iconic River Thames is back! Totally Thames have announced the amazing full programme of events for the 2019 festival. Alongside four brilliant highlight events, the full programme commemorates the river as the vital cultural and ...

Lesley Strachan

July 28th, 2019

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On The Road to Brixton

On The Road to Brixton

There is so much news coming out of the  Ovalhouse – not only is it set to relocate to Brixton,  it also has a new summer season to announce, and on top of that, it is also transforming disused playground into a temporary performance space – which will be designed ...

Lesley Strachan

June 10th, 2019

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Happy 10th Birthday WAF!

Happy 10th Birthday WAF!

We’re building up to the next Wandsworth Arts Fringe this year taking place 3-19 May across the borough of Wandsworth. We welcome our first WAF performers into our Battersea studios this week as well as make our preparations for our outdoor broadcasts.  If you can’t get

Lesley Strachan

April 21st, 2019

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If a goal is a dream with a deadline…take a look at Theatre503

If a goal is a dream with a deadline…take a look at Theatre503

And nominate yourself (or somebody else if you still full of season’s spirt) to join their introduction to writing for the theatre. You must be a local resident, over 18 and you must complete the application by 11th January. What are you waiting for? If you still need a ...

Lesley Strachan

December 29th, 2018

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It’s a panto…but not always as you know it…

It’s a panto…but not always as you know it…

It’s a bumper Christmas if you are looking for local shows to go to.  We have it all, from the tradition to the dark and twisted.  Listen in to our interviews over the next month to make your choice.  Or you can go and see them all because as we know, going local is cheaper!

Lesley Strachan

November 17th, 2018

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Frankenstein is back!

Frankenstein is back!

The Phoenix Season continues at the Battersea Arts Centre with a return performance of FRANKENSTEIN.  Created by their very own Beatbox Academy, this isn’t a version you will have seen elsewhere and just back for two more performances. We speak to two performers from the ...

Lesley Strachan

October 2nd, 2018

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When all of Wandsworth’s a stage…

When all of Wandsworth’s a stage…

Yes, we are back down now from Edinburgh, but you can’t have too much of a good thing and our local theatres are not letting us down.  In fact there are not enough nights in September for you to see everything on offer. Let the ArtsWatch team take the strain, here’s just a ...

Lesley Strachan

August 24th, 2018

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With a woof! Not a whimper!

With a woof! Not a whimper!

The previews are over,the real thing is now live and kicking in Edinburgh until Bank Holiday weekend. Here’s what’s on the agenda for our visit so far but we’d love to get your tips – tweet them to us @ArtsWatch. Bark! the Musical A young Jack Russell pup is searching ...

Lesley Strachan

August 9th, 2018

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Celebrating First Females and a Phoenix From the Flames…

Celebrating First Females and a Phoenix From the Flames…

Anita Corbin grew up in Putney and was a graduate of the Royal College of Art, so when she was considering where best to exhibit her latest work “100 First Women”, where else would she turn to? She’s worked for 10 years to bring this project to its conclusion, and a fine one

Lesley Strachan

July 19th, 2018

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Art Night takeover nearby in Nine Elms…

Art Night takeover nearby in Nine Elms…

Transforming the city for one unforgettable night, Art Night this year starts locally for us in Nine Elms. It’s a bit leading edge, a touch “out there” but have no fear of that because it’s free!  Just to give you a flavour, Ben Judd will present an installation ...

Lesley Strachan

June 29th, 2018

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