Arts Editor - Lesley Strachan

WoW Mum’s of Wandsworth! Happy 10th Anniversary…

WoW Mum’s of Wandsworth! Happy 10th Anniversary…

Women of Wandsworth, WoW Mums, are a group of mothers in Wandsworth who seek out new ways of educating and entertaining their children within the community. Three years ago, it was an art exhibition called MOVE.  It was also one of our first ArtsWatch pieces! This exhibition

Lesley Strachan

November 4th, 2017

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Two out of three…?

Two out of three…?

Over 40 years in the making, Jim Steinman’s musical ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ (@BatTheMusical) has finally hit the West End stage. Ian took the words out of the mouths of cast members, Dom Hartley-Harris  and Danielle Steers and you can listen in on Monday. Punts ...

Lesley Strachan

June 10th, 2017

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One book set in the future, one book set in the past – yet both authors catching something of the zeitgeist…how?

One book set in the future, one book set in the past – yet both authors catching something of the zeitgeist…how?

On Monday night’s ArtsWatch, we meet up with Balham author, Joe Treasure, who has just published his third novel “ The Book of Air”. Set in a dystopian future where an isolated community runs its life according to the one book they have to refer to, “Jane Eyre.”   ...

Lesley Strachan

April 22nd, 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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The ink’s barely dry as Putney’s Political Cartoon Gallery heralds the countdown to Brexit with a brand new exhibition….listen in Thursday.

On Monday Nicola speaks to the writer, Yolanda Mercy, about her play showing at the Oval House in Kennington.  And then on Tuesday night, she meets Victoria Willing, the writer of “Spring Offensive” which will be on at the Omnibus. It’s set in a B&B on the Somme.  That’s

Lesley Strachan

April 8th, 2017

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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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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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