Arts Editor - Lesley Strachan
If you’ve ever fancied experiencing an art exhibition while in comfy PJ’s holding a cup of tea, you now can.
Action Space, an organisation supporting artists with learning difficulties, will give you that chance.
South London in a Spin showcases the work of six South London artists and on the 11th February the exhibition goes online. They use video, sound and image to show each artists approach to making art. An interactive studio tour also gives you a look around the studio and a chance to explore their motivations. www.southlondoninaspin.com. Listen to Tatum’s interview about it from the Omnibus in Clapham on Monday.
Sarah will be speaking to director Floyd Kennedy ahead of a first reading – and UK premiere – of award winning Australian play, Fractions at Bread & Roses Theatre on Valentines Day. Written by Marcel Dorney, Fractions tells the story of the female philosopher Hypatia’s struggle for science and philosophy to survive in the face of bigotry and ignorance, forming a provocative parable of the modern day. Tickets are “pay what you can”, all profits to go to Women for Refugee Women. Listen on Tuesday.
Harry “Hadaway” Clasper, a Durham miner, came south in the 1840s with his brothers, and against all odds, won the world championship
rowing competitions. Traces of his family ties still exist in Wandsworth today, and now a play has been written about his David and Goliath story. Listen on Wednesday and go and see the play this weekend at the London Rowing Club in Putney.
Chris and Caitlin are off to see La Cage Aux Folles at the New Wimbledon Theatre. They will tell us all about it on Thursday along with a rendition of I am What I Am.
ArtsWatch broadcasts Monday to Thursday 6.30-6.45pm and on alternate Sundays 6pm we air all the best bits in a round-up show ArtsWatch Replay.
If you have anything you would like us to cover, just drop me a line Lesley@wandsworthradio.com
February 12th, 2017