Arts Editor - Lesley Strachan

Hope: An Exhibition and a word for our times…

Hope: An Exhibition and a word for our times…

Hope: An Exhibition is an artistic celebration of anything and everything that gives us hope or makes us feel hopeful. Award-winning photographer Jim Grover and Reverend Kit Gunasekera have installed nearly 200 pieces in St. James Church, Clapham, as part of a project to ...

Lesley Strachan

March 15th, 2020

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Frankenstein is back!

Frankenstein is back!

The Phoenix Season continues at the Battersea Arts Centre with a return performance of FRANKENSTEIN.  Created by their very own Beatbox Academy, this isn’t a version you will have seen elsewhere and just back for two more performances. We speak to two performers from the ...

Lesley Strachan

October 2nd, 2018

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When all of Wandsworth’s a stage…

When all of Wandsworth’s a stage…

Yes, we are back down now from Edinburgh, but you can’t have too much of a good thing and our local theatres are not letting us down.  In fact there are not enough nights in September for you to see everything on offer. Let the ArtsWatch team take the strain, here’s just a ...

Lesley Strachan

August 24th, 2018

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Celebrating First Females and a Phoenix From the Flames…

Celebrating First Females and a Phoenix From the Flames…

Anita Corbin grew up in Putney and was a graduate of the Royal College of Art, so when she was considering where best to exhibit her latest work “100 First Women”, where else would she turn to? She’s worked for 10 years to bring this project to its conclusion, and a fine one

Lesley Strachan

July 19th, 2018

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Twenty Theatres to see Before You Die…

Twenty Theatres to see Before You Die…

Have you made your list?  Amber Massie-Blomfield has, and it includes our very own Battersea Arts Centre. Travelling the length and breadth of the country, she calls her book a love letter to Britain’s theatres.  Listen into Lesley’s chat with her at BAC.   The World ...

Lesley Strachan

June 1st, 2018

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Wandsworth Radio launches Female Friday this week!

Wandsworth Radio launches Female Friday this week!

Wandsworth Radio is delighted to announce the launch of our ‘Female Friday’, four hours worth of completely dedicated programming for the women of our great borough. Starting this Friday 2nd March, our long-standing programme SHE SPEAKS, hosted by our News ...

Kai Chappell

February 26th, 2018

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The London Russian Ballet School (LRBS) is right on our doorstep – there it is en pointe in Clapham!

The London Russian Ballet School (LRBS) is right on our doorstep – there it is en pointe in Clapham!

In collaboration with leading principals from the BOLSHOI BALLET they present ROMANTIC REVOLUTION on 18th September at the London Palladium.  Listen to our lovely chat with two students from LRBS, Marianne Allen and Kamila Sizinceva, about what this means to them and how ...

Lesley Strachan

September 3rd, 2017

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Nobody returns the same from Singing With Nightingales…

Nobody returns the same from Singing With Nightingales…

Beatrice Harrison was a BBC sensation back in the 1920s with her duets with nightingales.  Sam Lee brings this bang up to date and right in the middle of our borough with his Singing with Nightingales, a nocturnal concert, held at the Battersea Arts Centre.  Bev brings us ...

Lesley Strachan

May 26th, 2017

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Jump aboard – Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2017 is about take off!

Jump aboard – Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2017 is about take off!

We’ll be at the official launch party of #WAF2017 on Friday, but in fact, we’ve already been beavering away. We will start featuring some of the artists, performers, dancers and comedians who will be in our borough for WAF, this coming week. On Tuesday, Chris finds out about

Lesley Strachan

April 29th, 2017

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#WAF2017 – you don’t need Edinburgh, Brighton or Camden when you’ve got the Wandsworth Arts Fringe on your front door 5-21 May!

#WAF2017 – you don’t need Edinburgh, Brighton or Camden when you’ve got the Wandsworth Arts Fringe on your front door 5-21 May!

We’ll be bringing you pre-reviews, reviews and interviews from local and international performers who have come from far and wide do participate in WAF2017.  Listen out from the first week in May. But let’s not forget the next few days! ArtsWatch has a bit of a rest on Bank ...

Lesley Strachan

April 18th, 2017

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