Arts Editor - Lesley Strachan

We’re live 1pm-3pm Saturday 14th at Heathbrook Park for Wandsworth Arts Fringe

We’re live 1pm-3pm Saturday 14th at Heathbrook Park for Wandsworth Arts Fringe

20160506_154016Look at Fayon about to have her fortune told in the What If? Machine in the Church Square at St. Mary’s in Putney.  You need to book your slot with them to find out what life holds for you in 30 year’s time.  I promise you – it’s all GOOD but they are only there for 2 days so you got to be quick!



Here’s Ian and Matt, looking fresh as a daisy before our live broadcast from the Wandsworth Arts Fringe VIP launch on Friday.  Sad to say no photo of them afterwards – maybe not so perky! The event was stacked with performers excited about performing all over the borough and we did our best to get them all on air.kava girls

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On Saturday 14th May, the event is open to everyone and you can come and join us at our LIVE broadcast from Reynard the foxHeathbrook Park from 1-3pm. Soak up the atmosphere of all the live performances going on down there including Citizen Squid, Reynard the Fox as well other performers from elsewhere dropping by to see us.



During the week ArtsWatch will continue to feature artists and performers Monday- Thursday 6.45pm after the news and will have a round-up show on Sunday 15th at 6pm.

On Saturday morning, Mike Stead meets the team behind Love Stories and Ascension, Matthew and Petra. In Ian Barclay’s Monday afternoon slot, he will meet the writer of Edgar and Me, a show that depicts a relationship through letters and on Tuesday night’s Spotlight programme, Sian and Michelle meet the writer and performer Yolanda Mercy about her one woman show On the Edge of Me.  On Thursday afternoon, Shane Bright hosts ActionSpace who are back at the Wandsworth Arts Fringe this year, delivering Watch This Space at Southside Shopping Centre.  They will be taking over a shop and creating large-scale art installations with local residents, for the public to explore.

bravo1The ArtsWatch schedule kicks of on Monday evening.  A local murder mystery worthy of Cluedo lies at the heart of The Killing of Charles Bravo. Immersive theatre at its most atmospheric. No lead piping though. In Monday night’s show, Ian Barclay finds out more when he met Twenty Seven Productions to hear all about it.


A slice of the Ukraine in a pub in Balham? The Dash Arts Dachadash arts dacha is a living arts installation complete with a samovar – that’s a tea urn to you.On Tuesday night’s show, Dash Arts tell Ian what gave them the idea and what we can expect down at the Bedford in Balham during their 3 day residency.


Many theatre critics talk about audiences following a spiritual journey or a journey of discovery. Well A Secret Life is a real journey with the audience wandering around Battersea and bumping into a secret lifeactors whilst listening to the inner thoughts of characters via a smart phone app. Listen in on Wednesday, when Mike Stead meets Baseless Fabric Theatre and tries to answer “Do you know what goes on in my head?”


A train station may not instantly spring to mind when you think of an art gallery, but as Jean Somerville-Rabbitt discovered, when you venture into the one-time ladies waiting room atplatform 1 Wandsworth Common station you’re in for a big surprise.  Tune in Thursday to hear Jean’s chat with gallery founder Ema Mano Epps about all things nostalgic.  Her upcoming exhibition entitled Transcending features both local and international artists, and Jean caught up with two of her co-exhibitors Antonia Jackson and Kelise Franclemont to find out more.  Check out the website –



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May 6th, 2016

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