Arts Editor - Lesley Strachan

You wait all month for Ivan to arrive…and then two come along at once.

“Ivan” at Tara Arts Theatre in Earlsfield is a one-man physical comedy, written and performed by Scott Sparrow, which takes the audience on a fantastical odyssey. “The Death of Ivan Ilyich”, adapted for Attic Theatre from the Tolstoy work, explores the question, if you were ...

Lesley Strachan

September 30th, 2017

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August ArtsWatch Arty Blog

August ArtsWatch Arty Blog

August is always about Edinburgh, there’s no denying it. And if your annual leave or your bank balance prevents you making the trip, to be honest, there are plenty of previews happening at all of our local venues. But let’s ensure, those performers choosing to keep the West ...

Lesley Strachan

July 28th, 2017

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It’s a win-win for local theatre-goers!

It’s a win-win for local theatre-goers!

Local fringe venues Theatre N16 in Balham and Lost Theatre in Wandsworth Road have made it on to the shortlist of 3 to run the new theatre in Streatham. Streatham Hill Theatre is expected to open the doors to its 120 seat auditorium in December 2017.  The theatre will be ...

Lesley Strachan

July 22nd, 2016

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We’re live 1pm-3pm Saturday 14th at Heathbrook Park for Wandsworth Arts Fringe

We’re live 1pm-3pm Saturday 14th at Heathbrook Park for Wandsworth Arts Fringe

Look at Fayon about to have her fortune told in the What If? Machine in the Church Square at St. Mary’s in Putney.  You need to book your slot with them to find out what life holds for you in 30 year’s time.  I promise you – it’s all GOOD but they are

Lesley Strachan

May 6th, 2016

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It’s the final countdown…

It’s the final countdown…

Mike Stead presents the Saturday morning show on Wandsworth Radio and he is SO technologically minded, the obvious thing to do was to line him up with a digital theatre company Baseless Fabric. How does an audience get to hear what a character is thinking as well as what ...

Lesley Strachan

April 29th, 2016

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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 ...

Lesley Strachan

April 22nd, 2016

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