Arts Editor - Lesley Strachan

Got a brilliant idea? Then get it funded…

Got a brilliant idea? Then get it funded…

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Kahn, launched his draft Culture Strategy for London on our very doorstep at Battersea Arts Centre, and of course ArtsWatch was there to cover it for Wandsworth Radio.  As one of the world’s hubs for creativity, 1 in every 6 jobs in London are in ...

Lesley Strachan

March 30th, 2018

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Happy, Healthy, Home?

So much bigger than last year, this is the second year for the Balham Literary Festival held at the Bedford Pub. On Monday, we speak to Jenny Landreth an avid swimmer at Tooting Lido and author of “Swell: A Water Biography.” Part autobiography and part history of, amongst ...

Lesley Strachan

June 2nd, 2017

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“It is the unsung hero of opera in Britain…

…an incredible place, staffed by extraordinary people, achieving wonderful things. The unique experience of training at the National Opera Studio is the greatest gift you can give a young singer”.  Lesley Garrett. And what’s more it is at the heart of the Borough of ...

Lesley Strachan

January 29th, 2017

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Madness, Death, Sex and Syria.  Just another week on ArtsWatch.

Madness, Death, Sex and Syria. Just another week on ArtsWatch.

“At the Mountains of Madness” by H.P. Lovecraft at Omnibus in Clapham features in our Monday night ArtsWatch. I met local actor Tim Hardy up at the Edinburgh Festival and am delighted to find him performing closer to home on 17 March in H.P. Lovecraft’s ...

Lesley Strachan

March 4th, 2016

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ArtsWatch next week covers Rossini, Elvis, Frank ‘n’ Furter & Opera at your cocktail table…

ArtsWatch next week covers Rossini, Elvis, Frank ‘n’ Furter & Opera at your cocktail table…

 “It’s bonkers!” At least that’s how the Musical Director, Neil Ferris, describes Rossini’s “Petite Messe Solenelle” down at the Wimbledon Choral Society.  It’s a big date for them on 20th March when they perform this show at the Cadogan Hall.  Jean Sommerville-Rabbit went ...

Lesley Strachan

February 26th, 2016

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