Arts Editor - Lesley Strachan

Happy 10th Birthday WAF!

Happy 10th Birthday WAF!

We’re building up to the next Wandsworth Arts Fringe this year taking place 3-19 May across the borough of Wandsworth. We welcome our first WAF performers into our Battersea studios this week as well as make our preparations for our outdoor broadcasts.  If you can’t get

Lesley Strachan

April 21st, 2019

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When Rani Meets Raj…

When Rani Meets Raj…

A rom-com with a Bollywood twist opens this month at the TARA ARTS Theatre in Earlsfield.  Lesley Strachan meets Adam Samuel-Bal, the cheeky lead actor of THE GAME OF LOVE AND CHAI.  The play- a modernisation of an 18th century farce- is given an Asian angle by the writer ...

Lesley Strachan

February 28th, 2018

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The Ceiling Tour –  a once in a life time opportunity…

The Ceiling Tour – a once in a life time opportunity…

…to be within touching distance of what has been called “the UK’s Sistine Chapel”.  On Monday you can listen into our visit to Ceiling Tour at the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich.  The restoration scaffolding has made it possible for members of

Lesley Strachan

March 31st, 2017

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“Life as it’s lived: unplugged and un-miked…”

That’s Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond for you and ArtsWatch is delighted to have made our first visit it to London’s only permanently in the round theatre. On Monday, listen to Ian’s interview at the Orange Tree Theatre with Imogen Bond, director of their Christmas show ...

Lesley Strachan

December 19th, 2016

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It’s a win-win for local theatre-goers!

It’s a win-win for local theatre-goers!

Local fringe venues Theatre N16 in Balham and Lost Theatre in Wandsworth Road have made it on to the shortlist of 3 to run the new theatre in Streatham. Streatham Hill Theatre is expected to open the doors to its 120 seat auditorium in December 2017.  The theatre will be ...

Lesley Strachan

July 22nd, 2016

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From books in Balham to Borscht along the Southbank…

From books in Balham to Borscht along the Southbank…

The Putney Sculpture Trail features a total of nine near life-sized figurative sculptures and is believed to be unique to London. Donated by the sculptor Alan Thornhill, Jim finds out more on Monday night’s show.   So looking forward to Balham Literary Festival this ...

Lesley Strachan

June 3rd, 2016

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We’re live 1pm-3pm Saturday 14th at Heathbrook Park for Wandsworth Arts Fringe

We’re live 1pm-3pm Saturday 14th at Heathbrook Park for Wandsworth Arts Fringe

Look at Fayon about to have her fortune told in the What If? Machine in the Church Square at St. Mary’s in Putney.  You need to book your slot with them to find out what life holds for you in 30 year’s time.  I promise you – it’s all GOOD but they are

Lesley Strachan

May 6th, 2016

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ArtsWatch: “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” Grouch Marx

ArtsWatch: “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” Grouch Marx

Balham hosts its first literary festival in June at The Bedford. I meet local entrepreneur and book lover, Susie Nicklin and found out why Dulwich Books is holding the festival in SW12 and why its theme is “A Way of Being in the World”. Listen at 6.45pm on Tuesday.   ...

Lesley Strachan

March 24th, 2016

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