Arts Editor - Lesley Strachan

Asif Khan is on the BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017…

Asif Khan is on the BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017…

…and his new play “Combustion” has its world premier at the Tara Arts Theatre in Earlsfield.  Ian’s interview on Monday night’s ArtsWatch will tell you a little bit more about this play about young Bradford Muslim lives in Bradford.   There’s no ArtsWatch on ...

Lesley Strachan

May 20th, 2017

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The tenor voice of the cello, splits the stage between the two female protagonists…

The tenor voice of the cello, splits the stage between the two female protagonists…

On Monday, we have a cracking interview with the playwright behind “No Place For a Woman” Cordelia O’Neill.  The play has just opened at Theatre503 to 5* reviews, a stunning piece of mood-ful writing; atmospheric cello and beautifully precise dance movement. This breaks the ...

Lesley Strachan

May 12th, 2017

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There’s more than one Circus coming to our town during Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2017!

There’s more than one Circus coming to our town during Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2017!

Tooting and Hidden Heathbrook are your circus destinations! Take a look at who were are featuring this week from the Fringe on ArtsWatch as well as other live shows on Wandsworth Radio. On Monday, Chris finds out about The Performance.  If you’ve ever wondered what silent ...

Lesley Strachan

May 6th, 2017

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Jump aboard – Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2017 is about take off!

Jump aboard – Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2017 is about take off!

We’ll be at the official launch party of #WAF2017 on Friday, but in fact, we’ve already been beavering away. We will start featuring some of the artists, performers, dancers and comedians who will be in our borough for WAF, this coming week. On Tuesday, Chris finds out about

Lesley Strachan

April 29th, 2017

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Cometh The Hour, Cometh The Men…?

Cometh The Hour, Cometh The Men…?

As we close in on the end of the season it looks highly likely that we will be treated to an immense finale as compensation for the 2 month break from the beautiful game. But first things first, tomorrow is possibly the biggest Fight that the UK has ever seen. Britain’s ...

Harry Fell

April 28th, 2017

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Brother Marcus’ celebrate 1st birthday

Brother Marcus’ celebrate 1st birthday

Brother Marcus, Balham’s all day brunch garden cafe, is celebrating its first birthday, with a 3-day bottomless brunch party. And what a remarkable journey it’s been for the three 26-year old owners, who met at school.  Alex, Arthur and Tasos first bonded over a shared ...

Sheenagh de Silva

April 22nd, 2017

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One book set in the future, one book set in the past – yet both authors catching something of the zeitgeist…how?

One book set in the future, one book set in the past – yet both authors catching something of the zeitgeist…how?

On Monday night’s ArtsWatch, we meet up with Balham author, Joe Treasure, who has just published his third novel “ The Book of Air”. Set in a dystopian future where an isolated community runs its life according to the one book they have to refer to, “Jane Eyre.”   ...

Lesley Strachan

April 22nd, 2017

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#WAF2017 – you don’t need Edinburgh, Brighton or Camden when you’ve got the Wandsworth Arts Fringe on your front door 5-21 May!

#WAF2017 – you don’t need Edinburgh, Brighton or Camden when you’ve got the Wandsworth Arts Fringe on your front door 5-21 May!

We’ll be bringing you pre-reviews, reviews and interviews from local and international performers who have come from far and wide do participate in WAF2017.  Listen out from the first week in May. But let’s not forget the next few days! ArtsWatch has a bit of a rest on Bank ...

Lesley Strachan

April 18th, 2017

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Spring/Summer 2017 Trends – Emma’s Top 5

Spring/Summer 2017 Trends – Emma’s Top 5

By Wandsworth Radio’s Fashion Editor Emma Gordon  For me there are so many definitive trends this season – such strong styles, and such a mix, there’s something for everyone from Tribal Chic to updates on Gingham which has moved a long way from a preppy shirt & ...

Jason Rosam

April 10th, 2017

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The ink’s barely dry as Putney’s Political Cartoon Gallery heralds the countdown to Brexit with a brand new exhibition….listen in Thursday.

The ink’s barely dry as Putney’s Political Cartoon Gallery heralds the countdown to Brexit with a brand new exhibition….listen in Thursday.

On Monday Nicola speaks to the writer, Yolanda Mercy, about her play showing at the Oval House in Kennington.  And then on Tuesday night, she meets Victoria Willing, the writer of “Spring Offensive” which will be on at the Omnibus. It’s set in a B&B on the Somme.  That’s

Lesley Strachan

April 8th, 2017

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