Arts Editor - Lesley Strachan

1996 and All That!

1996 and All That!

What were you doing in 1996? Were you part of the first Pride Afterparty on Clapham Common? Whether you were or weren’t, here’s a fabulous opportunity to join in the ’96 Festival at the Omnibus in Clapham.  Hannah Williams talks to the curator of the festival Marie McCarthy ...

Lesley Strachan

February 6th, 2018

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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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Let the West End come to Wandsworth…

Sohm Kapila of Bend it Like Beckham and Britain’s Got Bhangra takes the lead role of Jack at Tara Art’s Theatre Christmas Show, “Bollywood Jack”. Sohm speaks to us on Monday’s ArtsWatch and gives us a little snippet of how the worlds of Panto and Bollywood collide in a ...

Lesley Strachan

December 10th, 2016

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What happens in Rock Choir, stays in Rock Choir…even in Balham.

Join me in finding out what Rock Choir is all about.  Who will be Balham’s own Gareth Malone?  Rock Choir are coming to Balham and you can try a free taster session on Monday 19th September.  Tune in at 6.30pm on Monday to find out how.       We love ...

Lesley Strachan

September 9th, 2016

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Tara Arts Theatre “holds a special place” in Sadiq Khan’s heart…

Tara Arts Theatre “holds a special place” in Sadiq Khan’s heart…

…and there’s no arguing with that.  I may have mentioned it once or twice already. The UK’s only theatre led by BAME artists opened in Wandsworth this month. The TARA Theatre in Earlsfield showered petals upon VIP guests including the Mayor of Wandsworth and ...

Lesley Strachan

September 2nd, 2016

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That was a week, that was…

This was a special week, wasn’t it  – I went to visit the new TARA Arts Theatre and it’s a bijou beauty with some hints of Bollywood. Taking influences from the history of the building, its origins and surrounding area as well as thoughtfully sourced ...

Lesley Strachan

June 24th, 2016

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