Arts Editor - Lesley Strachan

The Fringe in your front room?

The Fringe in your front room?

We have already welcomed 40 Wandsworth Arts Fringe performers into our studio and on our airwaves so far, with plenty more to come.  On Sunday 13th May, we go a step further and broadcast a live performance of spoken word – an Open Mic Night in fact, from THE ERRANT STAGE in Balham. Fancy a go yourself, then pop along to their site in Balham just behind Sainsbury’s.  Fancy putting your feet up and hearing other people delve into their creative depths?  Then tune into Wandsworth Radio on the day from 7pm.

From the Wandsworth Town venues, we have in the pipeline SIGHS TEN, A SIMPLE WEDDING,THE LAST BURRAH SAHIBS and BRITTLE BRITAIN.  If Putney is closer to home, we have interviews with STRUAN LOGAN, LIPPY, LADY OF STAVOREN, YOU’RE NICKED, SHE WOLF, A LOVE LETTER TO LONDON, ARTSUNG, THE FINAL ADVENTURE OF FRANKIE FIGHTWELL all coming up.

 

Time is a circus, always packing up and moving away…but not this time. Battersea Circus Garden is making home in Shillington Gardens as part of #WAF2018.  Long gone are the lions and elephants of childhood memories.  Contemporary circus is full of fresh story-telling using physical talents you don’t get to see in the more normal theatre space.  It’s the 250th anniversary of circus this year, so what a year for it to feature on our doorstep! GRIT and OUR HOUSE have already been through our doors, and we still have room for more!

 

With so much going on Fringe-wise, we don’t lose sight of other opportunities for culture in Wandsworth and our neighbouring boroughs.  Also coming up this month, we’ll be taking a look at the CLAPHAM BOOK FESTIVAL as well as the CRYSTAL PALACE FESTIVAL.

 

St. George’s Hospital Gallery hosts RE:IMAGINED 2018 which will give 10 emerging artists an opportunity to showcase their work in a unique gallery space within the hospital. It will also feature work from the curator of the show, Tooting artist Robert John as well as Malaika IbrekHenriette HeimdallBerkin & Mika and many more. Each piece will ask questions about what you see around you in an unexpected way. The show will also look to inspire young artists by working with the children in the hospital wards, giving them an opportunity to express their creativity in a new way and hopefully brighten their stay at the hospital. Listen out for our interview.

 

We will also be bringing you a programme from the Royal Academy of Dance’s PROJECT B DANCE CHALLENGE. A day that gives participants between the ages of 8-18 the opportunity to be part of a creative process and to perform in front of an audience

 

 

 

 

 ArtsWatch airs Monday, Tuesday and Thursday just after the 6.30pm headlines.  This is just a little taster of May’s schedule for arts and culture news in Wandsworth and neighbouring boroughs.

If you have something you think we should cover, contact me Lesley@Wandsworthradio.com

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April 28th, 2018

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