Arts Editor - Lesley Strachan

It’s not a little guitar ok?  ArtsWatch next week…

It’s not a little guitar ok? ArtsWatch next week…

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An optimistic play about hell on earth? What the…! Stuart Slade, local playwright from Putney has written a play set in the aftermath of a plane being shot down over Fulham and what happens next from the viewpoint of six young Londoners. Opening at Theatre503 this week and you can hear all about it on Monday night’s show.



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Coming to New Wimbledon Theatre 7 June. Once there was a time when there was no Facebook, sexting and nobody outside of Japan had eaten sushi.  What did us girls spend our time doing?  We read “Jackie” and it’s not been turned into a musical.  Ian Barclay went along to rehearsals – or was it to get dating advice? Find out what Nina Myskow said to David Bowie on Tuesday’s show.


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Put together a kazoo, a cahon and a double bass – oh yes, and a dozen ukuleles – and what have you got? You’ve got the great big sound of Balham Ukulele Society playing at the Croydon Uke Fest last weekend (5th and 6th March). Hear them open their eight song set with Plastic Jesus, performed on Sunday afternoon, at Croydon’s Green Dragon pub. Brought to you by fellow uke fiend Bev Boyd. So twang your thang and strum along on Wednesday night.



Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty

Leah Creah is one of our newest reporters. She wanted to keep her first report low-key.  But we said No! Go and see the Biggest Name in dance when it comes to us locally.

Let’s find out what she knows about dance, fairy tales and Matthew Bourne on beauty 3



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March 18th, 2016

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