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Live from Falcon Road Festival 2017 this Saturday

Live from Falcon Road Festival 2017 this Saturday

The Falcon Road Festival is back for its second year, with this year’s theme, Promoting Health and Wellbeing. The street festival will run from 12 – 6pm from Falcon Road, adjacent to Providence House, and all along Este Road, as far as Shillington Park, where sporting activities are located, and where the main stage will host live performances from 12 -9pm.   The design of […]

June 28th, 2017

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Two out of three…?

Two out of three…?

Over 40 years in the making, Jim Steinman’s musical ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ (@BatTheMusical) has finally hit the West End stage. Ian took the words out of the mouths of cast members, Dom Hartley-Harris  and Danielle Steers and you can listen in on Monday. Punts at Theatre503 is about Antonia and Alastair, loving parents who hire a sex worker to take their disabled son’s virginity. You might […]

June 10th, 2017

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Happy, Healthy, Home?

Happy, Healthy, Home?

So much bigger than last year, this is the second year for the Balham Literary Festival held at the Bedford Pub. On Monday, we speak to Jenny Landreth an avid swimmer at Tooting Lido and author of “Swell: A Water Biography.” Part autobiography and part history of, amongst others, the swimming suffragettes hear from Jenny herself ahead of her appearance at the Festival 8-11 June. […]

June 2nd, 2017

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Nobody returns the same from Singing With Nightingales…

Nobody returns the same from Singing With Nightingales…

Beatrice Harrison was a BBC sensation back in the 1920s with her duets with nightingales.  Sam Lee brings this bang up to date and right in the middle of our borough with his Singing with Nightingales, a nocturnal concert, held at the Battersea Arts Centre.  Bev brings us her experience of it on Tuesday’s ArtsWatch.     Out There on Fried Meat Ridge did so […]

May 26th, 2017

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Old York Road Unplugged LIVE on Wandsworth Radio

Old York Road Unplugged LIVE on Wandsworth Radio

Wandsworth Radio will be hosting the main stage and acoustic tent at Old York Road Unplugged on Sunday June 4th with live performances, bands, music and dance throughout the afternoon. It will also be broadcast LIVE on Wandsworth Radio. The community street party event will feature live acoustic music and a family fun day, plus the chance for Old York Road’s diverse mix of independent traders […]

May 24th, 2017

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Battersea Question Time – Tuesday at 6.15pm

Battersea Question Time – Tuesday at 6.15pm

We’re hosting another ‘Battersea Question Time’ this Tuesday night with the Katherine Low Settlement and the Battersea Society. This political Hustings is a great opportunity to quiz our parliamentary candidates standing at the General Election on 8th June, for the local constituency seat of Battersea, Balham and Wandsworth Town. You can LISTEN LIVE from 6.15pm till 8.30pm You can come along to York Garden’s Library & Community Centre, 34 […]

May 22nd, 2017

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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 Tuesday as Wandsworth Radio is broadcasting hustings from Battersea.   Back on Wednesday, Damien brings us another edition of local music in the […]

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 mould… Hikapee is an exciting outdoor circus collective.  They will be appearing during the Hidden Heathbrook weekend (weather permitting, but let’s […]

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 clowns can do for you, take a listen when Chris meets Iain Gibons ahead of his show at the […]

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 Lobster Quadrille, a theatre company that makes absurd and wondrous comedy using theatre, comedy, clown and music. […]

April 29th, 2017

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