Arts Editor - Lesley Strachan

A Surprise Every Day in Nine Elms…

A Surprise Every Day in Nine Elms…

Throughout December the whole Nine Elms area will be transformed into a giant Advent Calendar of art, as a new Christmas Carol themed window is revealed each night by a different organisation, co-ordinated by Nine Elms Arts Ministry. We speak to Betsy Blatchley, Pioneer ...

Lesley Strachan

November 16th, 2019

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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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Art Night takeover nearby in Nine Elms…

Art Night takeover nearby in Nine Elms…

Transforming the city for one unforgettable night, Art Night this year starts locally for us in Nine Elms. It’s a bit leading edge, a touch “out there” but have no fear of that because it’s free!  Just to give you a flavour, Ben Judd will present an installation ...

Lesley Strachan

June 29th, 2018

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Think women’s football is a new idea…it was at it’s height of popularity during World War One…

Inspired by the lives of three real female players, “Offside” it follows the women as they face obstacles in pursuit of their love of the beautiful game. Ahead of its launch, Caroline discusses the game’s booming popularity during World War One and why we won’t be seeing any

Lesley Strachan

March 10th, 2017

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Flash, bang, wallop, crash – what a picture! What a Balham photograph!

Flash, bang, wallop, crash – what a picture! What a Balham photograph!

Submit your photos for the My Balham & Tooting 2016 photographic competition to take part in a local living history competition.  Judged by local photographers, the winners’ work will form an exhibition at Balham Library and be part of a living history photo book.  There

Lesley Strachan

August 5th, 2016

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Larry the Cat has been watching something of a Whitehall Farce this week…

Larry the Cat has been watching something of a Whitehall Farce this week…

If he popped down to South West London he would get a bit more variety –  some Shakespeare, a bit of comedy, a film…and he’d meet Lee Mead if he wanted to do. Who needs central London?   Fresh from its critically acclaimed run in Wimbledon, “Macbeth” Arrows ...

Lesley Strachan

July 15th, 2016

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New York comes to Nine Elms and Battersea this week…

New York comes to Nine Elms and Battersea this week…

…under the umbrella of  the Chelsea Fringe Festival at Nine Elms on the South Bank which runs until 12 June and it’s a bit different, it’s celebrating the horiculture, heritage and history of the area.  Our reporter Jean Sommerville-Rabbit meets American ...

Lesley Strachan

May 21st, 2016

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