Arts Editor - Lesley Strachan

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 made into a block of flats.  On Tuesday, we speak to Dirty Market, a theatre company who have adapted Leonora Carrington’s novel “The Hearing Trumpet” into a play which is on at the Old Library at Burgess Park.

 

 

4000 people pass along Clapham High Street on a Saturday night, and local photographer Jim Grover has a photo exhibition on at the Omnibus in Clapham to show us what that looks like by day, by night, in colour and in black & white.  On Wednesday we hear how he got the idea.

 

Clapham Book Festival takes place 6th May at Omnibus and features an amazing line up of authors.  We had the pleasure of meeting Jane Thynne, author of the Clara Vine series and Merton resident ahead of the Festival to talk about her latest volume “Solitaire”.  What impact did women have on the male leaders of the Third Reich? Jane has amazing tales to tell so listen in on Thursday.

 

 

 

 

ArtsWatch broadcasts Monday-Thursday at 6.30pm just after the news headlines.  Follow us on @ArtsWatch.

 

April 22nd, 2017

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