Arts Editor - Lesley Strachan

On The Road to Brixton

On The Road to Brixton

There is so much news coming out of the  Ovalhouse – not only is it set to relocate to Brixton,  it also has a new summer season to announce, and on top of that, it is also transforming disused playground into a temporary performance space – which will be designed ...

Lesley Strachan

June 10th, 2019

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Happy, Healthy, Home?

So much bigger than last year, this is the second year for the Balham Literary Festival held at the Bedford Pub. On Monday, we speak to Jenny Landreth an avid swimmer at Tooting Lido and author of “Swell: A Water Biography.” Part autobiography and part history of, amongst ...

Lesley Strachan

June 2nd, 2017

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From books in Balham to Borscht along the Southbank…

From books in Balham to Borscht along the Southbank…

The Putney Sculpture Trail features a total of nine near life-sized figurative sculptures and is believed to be unique to London. Donated by the sculptor Alan Thornhill, Jim finds out more on Monday night’s show.   So looking forward to Balham Literary Festival this ...

Lesley Strachan

June 3rd, 2016

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ArtsWatch: “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” Grouch Marx

ArtsWatch: “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” Grouch Marx

Balham hosts its first literary festival in June at The Bedford. I meet local entrepreneur and book lover, Susie Nicklin and found out why Dulwich Books is holding the festival in SW12 and why its theme is “A Way of Being in the World”. Listen at 6.45pm on Tuesday.   ...

Lesley Strachan

March 24th, 2016

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