Wandsworth Radio Noticeboard – 7th-13th May

Wandsworth Radio Noticeboard – 7th-13th May

Hello all!

We have a very busy, jam-packed week this week on Wandsworth Radio, with an incredible 15 special guests and plenty more going on across the station this week. Follow us on Twitter @WandsworthRadio to follow how our week pans out.

Director Jason (left), Arts Editor Lesley (middle), and correspondent Ian (right) all at the Circus Tent of the #WAF2018.

We’re not sure if you can tell, but we’re loving our time as the Local Media Partner for the Wandsworth Arts Fringe. Our Arts team, headed up by Lesley Strachan, are doing a fantastic job of sorting out guests and interviews, and we’ll be continuing our coverage right through the festival (including this week). A huge thank you to our presenting team for hosting so many of these fantastic guests, as you’ll see below. The Wandsworth Arts Fringe launched on Friday 4th May, and Director Jason Rosam, Arts Editor Lesley Strachan and Arts Correspondent Ian Barclay were all there (right) and blown away by what they saw on Day 1!

Without further ado, here’s this week’s noticeboard – be warned, this station has a lot to offer, and so there’s a lot to read!

On Bank Holiday Monday, tune in to Morning Wandsworth with McDonald’s Balham as Anastasia Papaeleftheriadou joins Izzy Bishop from 8:30am. Anastasia has created a dance piece to live music called ‘Mirrored, Me?’, and you can hear all about it on Izzy’s show.

Then on Tuesday morning, return to the working week with Izzy Bishop from 7am. She’s joined by Laura from the Treblemakers on the show at 8:30am. They are a ladies accapella singing group and to hear all about them join Izzy on Morning Wandsworth with McDonald’s Balham. Later on the show, Izzy is joined by Melanie Murphy, Director of Marketing and Communications at the Royal Academy of Dance. She’ll be talking about the academy’s Day of Dance on Sunday 13th May which is part of the WAF.

That same evening, Steve Lee meets the cast and crew of Blackshaw Theatre as they rehearse for their show ‘The Final Adventure of Frankie Fight’. This is a full cast radio play by Chris Buxey, performed live in front of an audience with actual foley sound effects. The show is being performed at Putney Arts Theatre Friday 11 & Saturday 12 May and is a part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe, which we are the proud local media partner for. Hear all about this fantastic show on Artswatch from 6:30pm.

Then on Tuesday night on Spotlight with Sian, you can catch interviews with New Stagers about their new writing Fringe show Seen Unseen and later an interview with the Magdalene Players about their show Intent to Murder. All of this plus the usual ‘jazz hands’ from 7pm.

This whole week Morning Wandsworth with McDonald’s Balham is filled with fantastic guests and that doesn’t stop on Wednesday – join Carpet Martin from 7am who is joined by Norman AKA The Dapper Rapper – he’s a spoken word poet!

This £4.2bn sewer will pass through Wandsworth – we’ll hear whether Mike and Pamela smelt funny after exploring this.

Now, you don’t often hear the words super and sewer together unless you are talking about the massive new Tideway tunnel that is being built around London.The Super Sewer passes right beneath our feet in Wandsworth. People and Places simply had to find out more. You can too by catching Mike and Pamela from 6:30pm on Wednesday. Immediately afterwards, Milk Kan frontman Scrappy Hood joins the Joyzine Radio Show from 7pm to share some tunes from his upcoming ‘Country Glitch’ EP.

On to Thursday, and from 7am on Morning Wandsworth with McDonald’s Balham, Max Scratchmann is on the show with Carpet Martin. Max is the main man in ‘The Last Burrah Sahibs’, a one-hour one-man spoken-word-show about the mansion-house-dwelling life led by ordinary British mill workers in the old jute colonies along the Hooghly river in twentieth-century Bengal.

Then later that evening on Artswatch, Marie Klimis talks to Hannah Williams about Klimis’ project ‘The Paper Traveller’. This is a treasure hunt/ immersive theatre piece which explores library spaces. Marie wrote the books featuring in the project and it is a part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe. You can catch ‘The Paper Traveller’ at Battersea Library, Learning Suite on May 9th, 12th and 16th. Hear more from 6:30pm.

The Errant Stage is going on a Poetry tour from 10th-13th May.

On Friday’s Wandsworth Tonight from 6pm, Kate, co-founder of The Errant Stage, will be on talking about how she has brought the Arts around Wandsworth – in a van! She’ll be talking about the acclaimed Big Red Poetry Tour and you can hear all about it on our weekly news programme.

On Saturday, Chloe Ray, Paul Captain Watson and Doug Shaw will be on the show performing a live set and discussing what they are doing. It’s all about the ‘Rayvolution’. Tune in from 8-9PM to find out more on The Retro Chart Show with Steve.

Then on Sunday, join Ian on Barclay’s Brunch from 11am. Joining him will be husband and wife team, Alison Skilbeck and Tim Hardy, who have several productions on at the Omnibus Theatre in Clapham this month.

Finally on Sunday night from 7pm, we are live with The Errant Stage as heard about on Friday’s Wandsworth Tonight – there’s an open-mic in Balham and you can hear it all on Wandsworth Radio.


Have a great week!

May 6th, 2018

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