Arts Editor - Lesley Strachan

“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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It’s the final countdown…

It’s the final countdown…

Mike Stead presents the Saturday morning show on Wandsworth Radio and he is SO technologically minded, the obvious thing to do was to line him up with a digital theatre company Baseless Fabric. How does an audience get to hear what a character is thinking as well as what ...

Lesley Strachan

April 29th, 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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ArtsWatch 15 – 18 February covers FILM, OPERA, PLAY & A MUSICAL!

It’s a varied week ahead for the ArtsWatch Team. You can listed to these shows by clicking the LISTEN NOW button in the top right hand corner at 6.45pm Monday to Thursday. On Monday 15th, Jim Spring brings us his piece about a local film company. Husband and wife team, ...

Lesley Strachan

February 12th, 2016

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