Arts Editor - Lesley Strachan

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 Wandsworth”.

Meanwhile, they are giving it a go elsewhere as well.  Christopher Biggins is giving it large at Richmond Theatre with Count Arthur Strong in Aladdin.  You can listen into Ian’s interview with them which according to Richmond Theatre is the funniest panto interview you’ll ever hear!

On a different note, Ian also goes down to see TheatreN16’s last show in Balham (we are VERY sad!).  He speaks to Tim Crowther, writer of “Tis Unmanly Grief” about the production.

Wandsworth kiddliewinks must also have their own shows of course.  There’s a free event in Wimbledon called Bobblehat.  It’s London’s first live advent calendar. 24 free events in 24 unexpectd places.

At the Omnibus in Clapham there’s a lively bouncy show called “Zeraffa Giraffa”. It’s a lovely adaptation of a best-selling children’s picture book by local South Londoner Dianne Hofmeyr. The play has been adapted by Sabrina Mahfouz, a playwright and poet who used to visit Omnibus Theatre when it was a library to borrow books. Now, it’s come full circle and she has written her first children’s play which looks at powerful themes of immigration, identity and a sense of belonging. It’s a beautiful and evocative set with use of imaginative puppetry styles, original music and verse, interwoven with storytelling.

We love a moody photo exhibition, so put some slow jazz in the background and….well…nice.  Bev speaks to Jim Grover about the photos he’s taken at the EFG London Jazz Festival. His exhibition is called “The Jazz Gig” and features Rob luft and Misha Mullov Abaddo.  Jazz events will be taking place at the Omnibus in Clapham.
We are in regular contact with Chocolate Films in Battersea and just had to go along to meet them when they told us about their most recent project. Described as a Youth Takeover, we spoke to two young filmmakers from Graveny School who had spent a week leaning how to make documentaries. Listen in to find out, although you may have missed the showing at a local Odeon, you can still take a look for yourself.

Do you have something coming up you’d like us to cover? Drop me a line Lesley@wandsworthradio.com.

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December 1st, 2017

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