Arts Editor - Lesley Strachan

Hope: An Exhibition and a word for our times…

Hope: An Exhibition and a word for our times…

Hope: An Exhibition is an artistic celebration of anything and everything that gives us hope or makes us feel hopeful. Award-winning photographer Jim Grover and Reverend Kit Gunasekera have installed nearly 200 pieces in St. James Church, Clapham, as part of a project to bring joy to the local people. From photos of Las Vegas show girls, to illustrations drawn by people seeking help at the local support centre, Ace of Clubs, a walkaround Hope: An Exhibition is a guaranteed whirlwind of emotion and an uplifting experience.

You may know the Streatham Hill Theatre by the bingo signs outside. Inside, however, is a beautiful theatre built in 1929, with a stage fit for West End shows and capacity for an audience of 2500. Friends of Streatham Hill Theatre are campaigning to save this ‘at risk’ old beauty. Find out about their plans and how you can support them to bring this community hub in Lambeth back to life by listening in to our conversation with Chairman of Friends of Streatham Hill Theatre, David Harvey.

Daughter, which can currently be seen at Battersea Arts Centre, shines a powerful light on toxic masculinity and the patriarchal structures which underpin modern society. Adam Lazarus, actor and writer of the play, tells us about this unique and thought-provoking work.

Find out how the Royal Academy of Dance are celebrating their Centenary this year by listening into their Artistic Director, Gerard Charles, when he gives us an overview of the history as well as the   exhibition “On Point” currently at the V & A.

One of the surprise hits of last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, was Honest Amy which tackled mental health issues through song. Now Amy Booth-Steel brings her one-woman show to Battersea’s Turbine Theatre. We met her to find out what we can expect from her and her ukulele.

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March 15th, 2020

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