Arts Editor - Lesley Strachan

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 they are saying in their show A Secret Life?  Mike will find out on Saturday morning.

How the Saturday Night Larks team hate to miss out. They are hosting the South London Jazz Orchestra on Saturday night – sljoprobably the largest performer in WAF (in numbers we mean).  Good job Chris, Rob and Alex are teeny, tiny so they can all fit just a couple of them in the studio on Saturday night.

On Sunday morning, She Speaks plays host to two performers from our Fringe. Bez Kinte who is in the process of femmes by thamesadapting an opera, Jenufa and Rosie Willby the host behind Femmes By The Thames.  The Sunday Roast will exploring comedy at WAF maybe with a guest or maybe not – it’s spontaneous!

Spotlight on Tuesday are meeting Wandworth’s very own Drama school ALRA.

And what about ArtsWatch you are asking? Well, ArtsWatch Replay this Sunday at 6pm will “round-up” all the WAF items we have already had over the past fortnight, and after a little snooze on Bank Holiday Monday, we’re back in the saddle again…

jap gardenJean Somerville-Rabbitt stumbled across a lecture coming up about the art of Japanese Gardens. What does an intrepid reporter do?  She interviews the Chair of SW London Decorative Fine Arts Society, Dinah Shoults.  Listen in on Tuesday to find out more about this event on 9th May and also about the very intriguing organisation that is supporting it.


I went along to Blackshaw’s rehearsal of their new play Black Shucks BS WAFwhich will be playing at The Bedford during the festival. Shaggy black dogs, misty Norfolk Broads… Poldark.  It all gets covered in this interview which you can hear on Wednesday!


On Thursday we hear a late night recording of Fuzion’s live appearance in the studio with fuzionTom Hopkinson.  A bit of jazz, a bit of tango…nice.




Friday 4pm-6pm is the VIP launch event of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe. Now it’s not open to the public – it’s THAT VIP – and it’s in secret location.  So the only way of peeking behind the curtain, is to listen to our live broadcast from 4-6pm on Friday afternoon on

WAF has arrived!

#wafchat @wworthfringe



April 29th, 2016

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