Arts Editor - Lesley Strachan

Choral & cake!

Singing bakers meet every Monday to rehearse for their concert coming up 19 November at St. Leonard’s Church in Streatham, “Back to Bach”.  Actually you don’t need to do the baking, just the singing and they are open for new members.  On Monday we meet Streatham Choral and ...

Lesley Strachan

November 4th, 2016

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What will Mary do next?

Well, there’s always panto… …and it’s almost that time again (Oh no it isn’t!) and Ian has been along to Richmond Theatre to meet the stars of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ – Maureen Lipman and Chris Jarvis. Find out what Maureen got up to with a pogo

Lesley Strachan

September 23rd, 2016

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A love letter from Paradise…

…arrives at Tara Arts Theatre this week. We took you on a tour of the beautiful new building in the summer with their charismatic Artistic Director, Jatinder Verma; we had a lovely discussion with Anthony Clark, the writer and director of the opening play ...

Lesley Strachan

September 17th, 2016

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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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