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 environmental centre of London, from 1st – 30th September.

Tune in to hear more about it when we meet director Adrian Evans to learn more this jam-packed community event.

Arts Richmond have let us know about their annual writing competition for all young people in the borough of Richmond. Looking for a chance to demonstrate your writing skills and you live or go to school in the borough, this is the festival for you!

There will be a gala awards event in the Spring but we will bring you the inside scoop on what the judges are looking for. The joint presidents Presidents Lynn Faulds Wood and John Stapleton, writers all their lives, are supporting Arts Richmond Young Writers’ Festival.

There’s a little-known gem on our doorstep, the Studio of the New Wimbledon Theatre.  But there’s every reason to get to know it over the next few months when a unique collaboration between the New Actors Company and New Wimbledon Theatre will shine a light on this intimate venue and revive the once common practise of a repertory season.

Bringing a bit of Spain and Portugal to Clapham this month, Out of the Wings presents its fourth annual festival of theatre from the Spanish and Portuguese speaking world.

This year’s programme includes writers from Chile, Portugal, Uruguay, Spain, Colombia and Cuba, with plays dating from the mid-20th Century to the present day. A chance to hear as yet unheard international stories in the UK.

You can tune into ArtsWatch to hear these interviews and more on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays just after the news headlines at 6.30pm.

If you have something you think our listeners will want to hear about on the arts and culture front, please drop me a line

July 28th, 2019

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