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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Weed burgers and unicorn cupcakes at Vegfest London

It’s a hugely exciting and innovative time for vegan food.  The place to see all this deliciousness under one roof is Veg Fest, a huge completely vegan trade show which drew 14,000 attendees at Kensington Olympia last weekend.  Wandsworth Radio presenter, Tatum de ...

Sheenagh de Silva

October 27th, 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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Wandsworth Ladies, Here’s How To Feel Fabulous In Your Workout Wear!

Wandsworth Ladies, Here’s How To Feel Fabulous In Your Workout Wear!

Ladies, if like me your New Years resolution involves a new fitness regime, why not embark on your new found sporting prowess with a spring in your step wearing active attire which gives you the feeling you could conquer even the most daunting of gym equipment. As a stylist ...

Jason Rosam

February 4th, 2017

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A classical, supernatural and puppet orientated week on ArtsWatch…

Barnes Music Festival It’s a well-kept secret, but our report Caitlin Benedict has got to the bottom of this music festival in SW13.  Barnes Music Festival runs until 20 March with 27 events across 8 locations involving community groups as well as emerging and established ...

Lesley Strachan

March 13th, 2016

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