Arts Editor - Lesley Strachan

A love letter from Paradise…

…arrives at Tara Arts Theatre this week.

We took you on a tour of the beautiful new building in the summer with their charismatic Artistic Director, Jatinder Verma; we had a lovely discussion with Anthony Clark, the writer and director of the opening play “Paradise of20160622_095009 Assassins” (and you can listen to it again on Sunday’s ArtsWatch Replay show at 6pm if you missed it this week.)  Monday night is Press Night and we can’t WAIT to see it!

But we need to tell you about ArtsWatch this week:

file-15-09-2016-22-19-06I had a lovely evening at Dulwich Books last week chatting over a prosecco with four published authors who had come to talk about their new novels.  Hear what Louise Doughty (Blackwater), Francis Spufford (Golden Hill), Richard T. Kelly (The Knives)and Harry Parker (Anatomy of a Soldier) had to say about the life of writing and what inspires them to do it on Monday night.

Imagine that you let a woman stay with you and your husband. Imagine that she makes a move on your husband. Now imagine that she’s your sister. That’s the premise for ‘Burning Bridges’ – a moving and funny burning-bridgesplay about autism – at Theatre 503. Ian talks to director Sally Knyvette on Tuesday‘s show.

On Wednesday night we hear about Chris steeling himself to see The Woman in Black at Richmond Theatre and Caitlin lends her musical ear to a night of chamber music as part of the Totally Thames Festival on Thursday.


ArtsWatch airs Monday-Thursday after the 6.30pm news and this Sunday 19th September, we broadcast ArtsWatch Replay at 6pm – a round-up of all the best bits!

If there is something you want us to cover, please drop me a line



September 17th, 2016

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