Arts Editor - Lesley Strachan

From books in Balham to Borscht along the Southbank…

From books in Balham to Borscht along the Southbank…

The Putney Sculpture Trail features a total of nine near life-sized figurative sculptures and is believed to be unique to London. Donated by the sculptor Alan Thornhill, Jim finds out more on Monday night’s show.   So looking forward to Balham Literary Festival this ...

Lesley Strachan

June 3rd, 2016

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Shakespeare walks into a bar, the bartender says “You can’t drink here, you’re bard!”

Shakespeare walks into a bar, the bartender says “You can’t drink here, you’re bard!”

The “Holy Grail of book collections” sold for £2.4million last week at Christies to an anonymous American bidder.  Kenneth Branagh’s production of Romeo and Juliet also opened last week; all espresso and Italian trantrums.  It’s party year for Shakespeare.  But no ...

Lesley Strachan

May 28th, 2016

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New York comes to Nine Elms and Battersea this week…

New York comes to Nine Elms and Battersea this week…

…under the umbrella of  the Chelsea Fringe Festival at Nine Elms on the South Bank which runs until 12 June and it’s a bit different, it’s celebrating the horiculture, heritage and history of the area.  Our reporter Jean Sommerville-Rabbit meets American ...

Lesley Strachan

May 21st, 2016

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From Hidden Heathbrook to the Dash Arts Dacha at the Bedford in Balham…

From Hidden Heathbrook to the Dash Arts Dacha at the Bedford in Balham…

If you missed it our live broadcast from Heathbrook Park, take a look at our Facebook page where we have got some little snippets from a glorious afternoon in the park. Our final live broadcast will be from noon on Saturday 21st May from the Dash Arts Dacha at The Bedford, ...

Lesley Strachan

May 14th, 2016

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We’re live 1pm-3pm Saturday 14th at Heathbrook Park for Wandsworth Arts Fringe

We’re live 1pm-3pm Saturday 14th at Heathbrook Park for Wandsworth Arts Fringe

Look at Fayon about to have her fortune told in the What If? Machine in the Church Square at St. Mary’s in Putney.  You need to book your slot with them to find out what life holds for you in 30 year’s time.  I promise you – it’s all GOOD but they are

Lesley Strachan

May 6th, 2016

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It’s the final countdown…

It’s the final countdown…

Mike Stead presents the Saturday morning show on Wandsworth Radio and he is SO technologically minded, the obvious thing to do was to line him up with a digital theatre company Baseless Fabric. How does an audience get to hear what a character is thinking as well as what ...

Lesley Strachan

April 29th, 2016

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Shakespeare is 400 years dead this week, the Queen is 90 years old…and we are 2 weeks away from 16 days of 110 events featuring 300 performers at the Wandsworth Arts Fringe 6-22 May.

Shakespeare is 400 years dead this week, the Queen is 90 years old…and we are 2 weeks away from 16 days of 110 events featuring 300 performers at the Wandsworth Arts Fringe 6-22 May.

And we’ve got a hand-picked selection of them coming into our studio… Dash Arts are visiting Ian Barclay during his show on Monday afternoon to tell him all about their Dash Arts Dacha which will be at the Bedford 20-22 May.  Over 3 days you can play games, sip tea (and ...

Lesley Strachan

April 22nd, 2016

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Just 3 weeks away from the Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2016

Week 2 of our Wandsworth Arts Festival performers guesting in the studio. On Monday afternoon, Ian Barclay welcomes Andrew Silverwood, Artistic Director of Fragility Theatre who are taking over the Cat’s Back for the duration on the festival.  Spotlight on Tuesday evening ...

Lesley Strachan

April 16th, 2016

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First peek at all things Wandsworth Fringe this week…and MORE!

We start featuring our Wandsworth Arts Festival guests this week. The Wandsworth Fringe runs from 6-22nd May all over the borough and we will be broadcasting live from the Launch Event.  It’s a VIP event so if you want a glimpse behind the scenes – you’ll have to listen into

Lesley Strachan

April 8th, 2016

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ArtsWatch next week comes from Putney, Tooting, Balham…the West End!

ArtsWatch next week comes from Putney, Tooting, Balham…the West End!

Wandsworth is home to Britain’s only gallery dedicated to the political Cartoon. The gallery, in Putney, is currently showcasing 50 years of Daily Telegraph cartoons and also houses some originals of some of the world’s most famous cartoons, dating back as far as

Lesley Strachan

April 3rd, 2016

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