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The Sports Team’s Premier League Predictions

The Sports Team’s Premier League Predictions

Editor’s Note On Saturday it will only have been 46 days since last season’s final day. Aston Villa stayed up sending Bournemouth and Watford down, Chelsea and Manchester United confirmed Champions League football for the 20/21 season, and Liverpool were already home and dry. And some might even say, it’s been away for too long! We’ve already seen the FA Cup get underway, the 1st […]

September 10th, 2020

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Find a virtual Great Escape in Quarantine…

Find a virtual Great Escape in Quarantine…

Lover of local history Geoff Simmons has put together a series of maps to turn your daily exercise into an adventure into the past.  His website Summerstown182 currently features eight downloadable maps that you can take on your walks around South West London and they feature everything from local Olympians to the secrets behind odd buildings in your area.  Each route takes about an hour, […]

April 25th, 2020

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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 […]

March 15th, 2020

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Did you know that Vincent Van Gogh once lived in Brixton?

Did you know that Vincent Van Gogh once lived in Brixton?

We visit 87 Hackford Road, the house where he lived in Brixton, and speak with Livia Wang, the Architect and Curator who has overseen the renovation of the property since it was acquired by her family in 2012. Livia talks about Van Gogh’s time in London and how the major conservation project aims to celebrate the house’s remarkable legacy. Theatre Company Border Crossings creates theatre […]

February 9th, 2020

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A Surprise Every Day in Nine Elms…

A Surprise Every Day in Nine Elms…

Throughout December the whole Nine Elms area will be transformed into a giant Advent Calendar of art, as a new Christmas Carol themed window is revealed each night by a different organisation, co-ordinated by Nine Elms Arts Ministry. We speak to Betsy Blatchley, Pioneer Ministry for the Arts in Nine Elms who hopes that this will be a fabulous way to build community and also […]

November 16th, 2019

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Mid-river Milonga and more at the Totally Thames Festival 2019.

Mid-river Milonga and more at the Totally Thames Festival 2019.

The biggest celebration of London’s iconic River Thames is back! Totally Thames have announced the amazing full programme of events for the 2019 festival. Alongside four brilliant highlight events, the full programme commemorates the river as the vital cultural and environmental centre of London, from 1st – 30th September. Tune in to hear more about it when we meet director Adrian Evans to learn more […]

July 28th, 2019

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On The Road to Brixton

On The Road to Brixton

There is so much news coming out of the  Ovalhouse – not only is it set to relocate to Brixton,  it also has a new summer season to announce, and on top of that, it is also transforming disused playground into a temporary performance space – which will be designed and built by 10-year olds!  Listen to our interview with Owen Calvert-Lyons, Head of Theatre […]

June 10th, 2019

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Happy 10th Birthday WAF!

Happy 10th Birthday WAF!

We’re building up to the next Wandsworth Arts Fringe this year taking place 3-19 May across the borough of Wandsworth. We welcome our first WAF performers into our Battersea studios this week as well as make our preparations for our outdoor broadcasts.  If you can’t get to the Fringe, we can bring it tou you.  We will also be broadcasting live from two events – […]

April 21st, 2019

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A new radio station for South West London

A new radio station for South West London

Award winning Wandsworth Radio is expanding to serve the neighbouring London boroughs of Richmond, Merton and Lambeth and is hoping to be heard on DAB digital radio very soon.  The re-branded Riverside Radio will launch with an outside broadcast from the famous Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race in Putney on Sunday 7th April 2019.  Riverside Radio Managing Director Jason Rosam said “We are so excited to be expanding […]

January 8th, 2019

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If a goal is a dream with a deadline…take a look at Theatre503

If a goal is a dream with a deadline…take a look at Theatre503

And nominate yourself (or somebody else if you still full of season’s spirt) to join their introduction to writing for the theatre. You must be a local resident, over 18 and you must complete the application by 11th January. What are you waiting for? If you still need a nudge –  Right to Write  – the link to more information is here. If that really […]

December 29th, 2018

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The night the Blitz hit Balham – 80 years on…

The night the Blitz hit Balham – 80 years on…

It’s the evening of 14th October 1940, and one of the worst wartime disasters of the London Underground is about to take place. German bombers were overhead and people had taken to the shelters, including the platforms at Balham underground station. The trains would have still been running at the time, and commuters would have been stepping over people using the station for protection. Although […]

October 14th, 2020

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We’re on DAB Digital Radio!

We’re on DAB Digital Radio!

Local radio is alive and kicking with Riverside Radio, as the station for South West London launches on DAB Digital Radio on Saturday 1st August from 7am on the Saturday Breakfast Show with Mark Jarvis Riverside Radio will be available for over a million people across the London boroughs of Richmond, Wandsworth, Merton and Lambeth who own a DAB Digital Radio set or have DAB […]

July 20th, 2020

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Harmony in Diversity…Make Them Hear You!

Harmony in Diversity…Make Them Hear You!

Alison Buchanan is doing amazing work as Artistic Director of Pegasus Opera Company to create opportunity for BAME artists in the opera world.  She’s also known as The Yard Singer due to her own outdoor performances during Covid-19 Lockdown. Find out about all of her initiatives in our interview including plans for a Windrush Opera. Regeneration in Roehampton has raised the profile of change with some […]

July 12th, 2020

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Riverside Radio helps lonely in lockdown with FREE radios

Riverside Radio helps lonely in lockdown with FREE radios

With most people staying at home during the lockdown, local radio station Riverside Radio has seen a huge increase in people listening to its service of local news, sport, arts and culture, conversation and music for people living in Richmond, Wandsworth, Merton and Lambeth.  Over the past few months alongside the normal schedule of news and local information Riverside Radio has broadcast a cancelled youth […]

May 28th, 2020

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Stronger Together: Riverside Radio Keeping You Company Throughout Lockdown

Stronger Together: Riverside Radio Keeping You Company Throughout Lockdown

The COVID-19 outbreak has left the vast majority of people across South West London stuck at home in order to stop the spread of the virus. It remains uncertain as to when life will return to ‘normal’, but what has kept going is our unwavering desire to continue broadcasting throughout the crisis. There’s lots going on on Riverside Radio: here are some highlights to listen […]

May 1st, 2020

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‘Anything is Possible’ on Riverside Radio!

‘Anything is Possible’ on Riverside Radio!

Riverside Radio is working with Providence House Youth Club to broadcast the Y.E.S ‘Young Entertainment Showcase’ tomorrow, Tuesday 7th April, from 7pm after the planned concert at The Clapham Grand was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.  The Y.E.S project is run by Providence House, a christian youth and community centre which has been working in Battersea for over 50 years. After holding a series of […]

April 6th, 2020

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CORONAVIRUS

CORONAVIRUS

Important message from Wandsworth Council

April 3rd, 2020

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