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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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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 Olympic sweetheart vs the annoyingly likeable seasoned pro. You could argue that there is […]

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 passion for food, hospitality and the dream of one day opening their own place. Over the next few years, they lived and […]

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.”   There’s nothing better than a lovely Edwardian building put to some artistic use, rather than being […]

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 Holidays, but we’re back with a bang on Tuesday… Chris meets Polarbear, a spoken word artist, […]

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 & tablecloths! With so much to choose from I want to focus on my favorite five trends and for […]

April 10th, 2017

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