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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August ArtsWatch Arty Blog

August ArtsWatch Arty Blog

August is always about Edinburgh, there’s no denying it. And if your annual leave or your bank balance prevents you making the trip, to be honest, there are plenty of previews happening at all of our local venues. But let’s ensure, those performers choosing to keep the West ...

Lesley Strachan

July 28th, 2017

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Jump aboard – Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2017 is about take off!

Jump aboard – Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2017 is about take off!

We’ll be at the official launch party of #WAF2017 on Friday, but in fact, we’ve already been beavering away. We will start featuring some of the artists, performers, dancers and comedians who will be in our borough for WAF, this coming week. On Tuesday, Chris finds out about

Lesley Strachan

April 29th, 2017

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Hideaway really is hidden-away, unless you are a music fan in the know…

Hideaway really is hidden-away, unless you are a music fan in the know…

Damien Thill had a chat with Robin Hopcraft from the south-London based band the Soothsayers. They have an upcoming gig at the Hideaway in Streatham in a collaboration with two young producers promising to provide an interesting evening of musical entertainment. Damien tells

Lesley Strachan

February 17th, 2017

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When is library, not a library? When it’s a theatre of course!

Last week we featured Omnibus who had started as a library and now has won the Peter Brook Award as performance space.  This week we take a look at two new entrepreneurial theatre companies bringing their work to Wimbledon Library and the new Clapham Library. With theatres ...

Lesley Strachan

November 19th, 2016

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Choral & cake!

Singing bakers meet every Monday to rehearse for their concert coming up 19 November at St. Leonard’s Church in Streatham, “Back to Bach”.  Actually you don’t need to do the baking, just the singing and they are open for new members.  On Monday we meet Streatham Choral and ...

Lesley Strachan

November 4th, 2016

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The Boy is Back in Town…

The Boy is Back in Town…

Not everyone will have heard of Phil Lynott, but you will have heard his songs.  Our 80s expert tells us more later in the week…     A coming of age tale about consent and belonging – Glitter Punch is the second play from Lucy Burke and her theatre company ...

Lesley Strachan

October 29th, 2016

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“Come in.  Sit Down.  Explore.”

“Come in. Sit Down. Explore.”

This is Seth Kriebel’s invitation to join him in “A House Repeated” at Battersea Arts Centre.  If you have ever wanted to explore the nooks and crannies of this beloved venue…you can do it now, without leaving your theatre seat.  In traverse, the audience become team ...

Lesley Strachan

October 22nd, 2016

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Bored with the Bard?

What on earth connects Shakespeare, the Clangers and the 1980s cartoon series ‘Thundercats’? You’ll have to see ‘Undead Bard’ at Theatre N16 for the answer. On Monday’s programme, Ian finds out more from the man behind the inspired lunacy,

Lesley Strachan

October 7th, 2016

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Harry Potter has opened in the West End this week to rave reviews…

But as you won’t be able to get a ticket for less than £100 or in the next 12 months, turn your gaze more locally! Local theatre, local prices. We’ll point you in the right direction in next week’s ArtsWatch schedule… Imagine a dark version of the dating show ‘Take Me ...

Lesley Strachan

July 30th, 2016

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