Arts Editor - Lesley Strachan

Got a brilliant idea? Then get it funded…

Got a brilliant idea? Then get it funded…

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Kahn, launched his draft Culture Strategy for London on our very doorstep at Battersea Arts Centre, and of course ArtsWatch was there to cover it for Wandsworth Radio.  As one of the world’s hubs for creativity, 1 in every 6 jobs in London are in ...

Lesley Strachan

March 30th, 2018

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March Madness

March Madness

What a month we just had, and no, I’m not on about the snow. I’m talking about all the exciting things that happened in British Sport, there was a record medal haul for Team GB at the Winter Olympics, England Cricket won their 6th consecutive ODI series in New Zealand and ...

Harry Fell

March 24th, 2018

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When Rani Meets Raj…

When Rani Meets Raj…

A rom-com with a Bollywood twist opens this month at the TARA ARTS Theatre in Earlsfield.  Lesley Strachan meets Adam Samuel-Bal, the cheeky lead actor of THE GAME OF LOVE AND CHAI.  The play- a modernisation of an 18th century farce- is given an Asian angle by the writer ...

Lesley Strachan

February 28th, 2018

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Harris Academy named top performing school in Wandsworth

Harris Academy named top performing school in Wandsworth

Written by Julia Bright. Wandsworth’s best performing schools based on GCSE results has been published by the government showing the Harris Academy in Battersea being the top performing state school in the borough. The borough has outperformed the national average for ...

Chloe De Save

February 21st, 2018

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The Awkward 2nd Blog (of the season)…

The Awkward 2nd Blog (of the season)…

The Sports Blog is back and it’s better than ever… well maybe! So what can I tell you right now? It’s a mixed bag for our local sides at the moment but let’s have a look. Chelsea’s topsy turvy title defence continues to falter as they have now dropped out of the top 4, and ...

Harry Fell

February 10th, 2018

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1996 and All That!

1996 and All That!

What were you doing in 1996? Were you part of the first Pride Afterparty on Clapham Common? Whether you were or weren’t, here’s a fabulous opportunity to join in the ’96 Festival at the Omnibus in Clapham.  Hannah Williams talks to the curator of the festival Marie McCarthy ...

Lesley Strachan

February 6th, 2018

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“No Petticoats Here…”

“No Petticoats Here…”

We can expect to see a lot of Suffragette imagery over the next 12 months; 2018 marks the centenary of some women over 30 and all men over 21 getting the Vote in February 1918. Suffragette militancy and personal sacrifice were vital to gaining headlines and getting publicity

Lesley Strachan

January 1st, 2018

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Cinderella will go to the Strictly Ball – oh yes she will!

Cinderella will go to the Strictly Ball – oh yes she will!

No longer content with just reporting our local arts and culture, we are now contributing to it ourselves. We don’t want to hog the blog – so take a look at other parts of our homepage to get the details of how to come and watch a live recording of “Cinderella in ...

Lesley Strachan

December 1st, 2017

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WoW Mum’s of Wandsworth! Happy 10th Anniversary…

WoW Mum’s of Wandsworth! Happy 10th Anniversary…

Women of Wandsworth, WoW Mums, are a group of mothers in Wandsworth who seek out new ways of educating and entertaining their children within the community. Three years ago, it was an art exhibition called MOVE.  It was also one of our first ArtsWatch pieces! This exhibition

Lesley Strachan

November 4th, 2017

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Weed burgers and unicorn cupcakes at Vegfest London

It’s a hugely exciting and innovative time for vegan food.  The place to see all this deliciousness under one roof is Veg Fest, a huge completely vegan trade show which drew 14,000 attendees at Kensington Olympia last weekend.  Wandsworth Radio presenter, Tatum de ...

Sheenagh de Silva

October 27th, 2017

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