Arts Editor - Lesley Strachan

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 maybe vodka) and be entertained by musicians and actors…all with a distinctive Russian flavour. Nostrovia! He will also host the company behind “The Killing of Charles Bravo”.  Local history and theatre combine to bring us a dramatized piece of promenade theatre on the site where it actually happened – The Bedford in Balham.

Spotlight on Tuesday evening will host Putney Theatre Company to be teased about their production of “The Ladykillers” and also guests from ALRA to learn about their brand new show “Cross & Mephisto”.

Later that night at 10pm, Tom Hopkins will welcome on to his show Fuzion, a fabulous cello and piano duo who are going to give us a little snippet from their jazz and classical music.

And it’s not over yet…on Saturday morning Mike Stead invites Baseless Fabric Theatre into the studio to get to grips with their digital promenade theatre piece “A Secret Life”.  New news!  South London Jazz Orchestra will be in with the Saturday Night Larks tema before they move and become…Friday Night Larks?  Anyway the busiest jazz orchestra in town finds time to visit us on Saturday evening.

 

Phew – and what’s on ArtsWatch – well even more!

“Your Ever Loving” was inspired by Paul Hill’s letters penned during his imprisonment when wrongfully convicted as a member of the Guildford Four. Your Ever LovingKealan Duignan reviews the play which is on at TheatreN16 at the Bedford in Balham and speaks to the writer Martin McNamara and the director Jamie Eastlake on Monday’s show.

Treblemakers WAF

On Tuesday’s show, the Treblemakers hit our airwaves.  If singing makes you feel good so does hearing their take on close harmony acappella tunes. Lexie Carducci nearly joined in!

 

“Everyone can draw”, that’s the motto of Love Art. As part of this year’s Fringe, they have designed an event to showcase everyday peoples’ talLove Art Tootingents as artists, “Show Us What You Look Like Tooting” will on at the Love Art studios in Tooting Market on Sunday 22nd May.

Reporter Jean Somerville-Rabbitt interviewed Love Art’s Gemma Lloyd and Claire Rudkin to join the dots.  Listen in on Wednesday.

orchestra of samplesOn Thursday Chris and Caitlin bring us their report about Orchestra of Samples. Addictive TV are audio-visual artists, remixers and movie mashers…and they will be appearing at the Royal College of Art as part of the Fringe.

 

ArtsWatch broadcasts Monday-Thursday 6.45pm-7pm after the news. On alternate Sundays our round-up show ArtsWatch Replay airs at 6pm.  If you would like something covered by us, drop me a line Lesley@wandsworthradio.com

April 22nd, 2016

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