Arts Editor - Lesley Strachan

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.  rachel campion small imageOur reporter Jean Sommerville-Rabbit meets American artist Rachael Champion who was commissioned to create New Spring Gardens and creates a landscape from demolition rubble. What did Jean make of it all?  Find out on Monday’s show.

Joyful hope auntOn Tuesday, I’ll bring you my interview-in-a-cupboard with Brian Mullin, writer of Theatre503’s next show “We Wait in Joyful Hope.”  I saw the show on Friday night, so I’ll include a review and some audience response to this play about a feminist nun in New York.  Yes, you read it right, a Feminist Nun. And check this image out on the script cover, hear why these has a meaning for Brian.


Did you see “Hangmen” at the West End? Marie McCarthy is directing an extraordinary collaboration event featuring the play.  Using live performance, music and culinary sensations, this will be completefeet hanging hangmen revisited immersion into the sights, sounds and the senses of the 1965.  A collaboration between    National Theatre Live, Omnibus, Edible Cinema and Kings College London and you can hear all about it on Wednesday’s show.



BAC we are openWhat do a new theatre piece, bicycles and artist bedrooms have in common?  Well, they’re all part of bold new plans announce by Battersea Arts Centre recently.  Ian Barclay went along to a morning press briefing where he got the low down from Artistic Director, David Jubb. Listen in on Thursday.

May 21st, 2016

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