Arts Editor - Lesley Strachan

Celebrating First Females and a Phoenix From the Flames…

Celebrating First Females and a Phoenix From the Flames…

Anita Corbin grew up in Putney and was a graduate of the Royal College of Art, so when she was considering where best to exhibit her latest work “100 First Women”, where else would she turn to? She’s worked for 10 years to bring this project to its conclusion, and a fine one

Lesley Strachan

July 19th, 2018

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Art Night takeover nearby in Nine Elms…

Art Night takeover nearby in Nine Elms…

Transforming the city for one unforgettable night, Art Night this year starts locally for us in Nine Elms. It’s a bit leading edge, a touch “out there” but have no fear of that because it’s free!  Just to give you a flavour, Ben Judd will present an installation ...

Lesley Strachan

June 29th, 2018

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Football Season Review 17/18

Football Season Review 17/18

Seeing as we are but just a day away from the start of the World Cup we thought it’d be the perfect time to put out an end of Football Season Blog.  See below for insights into how our local side’s faired over the past year… Fulham By Andrew Murray I was happy that ...

Harry Fell

June 13th, 2018

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Twenty Theatres to see Before You Die…

Twenty Theatres to see Before You Die…

Have you made your list?  Amber Massie-Blomfield has, and it includes our very own Battersea Arts Centre. Travelling the length and breadth of the country, she calls her book a love letter to Britain’s theatres.  Listen into Lesley’s chat with her at BAC.   The World ...

Lesley Strachan

June 1st, 2018

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The Fringe in your front room?

The Fringe in your front room?

We have already welcomed 40 Wandsworth Arts Fringe performers into our studio and on our airwaves so far, with plenty more to come.  On Sunday 13th May, we go a step further and broadcast a live performance of spoken word – an Open Mic Night in fact, from THE ERRANT STAGE in

Lesley Strachan

April 28th, 2018

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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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