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The Affordable Arts Fair, Battersea, March 10-13

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On yer Bike! Wandsworth cycle cafés

On yer Bike! Wandsworth cycle cafés

Do you often find yourself wishing for a mid cycle macchiato? Well rejoice, cycle cafés are now a thing. Sophie Farrah pedals through three appetizing reasons to get on your bike this month, in the Wandsworth area. ... Read More ›

The Affordable Arts Fair, Battersea, March 10-13

The Affordable Arts Fair, Battersea, March 10-13

The Affordable Arts Fair returns to Battersea this month (March 10-13) with paintings, photography, sculpture and prints from over 100 galleries in the UK.... Read More ›

Interview: Sara Pascoe, Christmas comedy at Battersea

Interview: Sara Pascoe, Christmas comedy at Battersea

Stand-up comedian Sara Pascoe brings her quirky act to Battersea this month. Aliya Al-Hassan is relishing the seasonal smorgasbord of humour and song... Read More ›

Interview: Brian May talks basements in Barnes and beyond

Interview: Brian May talks basements in Barnes and beyond

The dramatic rise in demand for basement developments across the capital has become a source of increasing concern in recent years. Sophie Farrah talks to musician Brian May about his views on the subject, and takes a look at one local campaign trying to tackle basements in Barnes.... Read More ›

Interview: Howard Webster, writer-director of Meet Pursuit Delange

Interview: Howard Webster, writer-director of Meet Pursuit Delange

Howard Webster knows all about failure. Now the Kew writer is turning it into film success with Meet Pursuit Delange, a musical comedy set entirely in his hometown. Sophie Farrah... Read More ›

Forme Trinity exhibition on Kings Road

Forme Trinity exhibition on Kings Road

Forme Trinity, the SW London arts group inspired by founder Faye Malcolm's battle with cancer, is holding an exhibition at the This Is Art Gallery from Nov 24 – Dec 3... Read More ›

Epidemic: zombie film in Barnes

Epidemic: zombie film in Barnes

Two dozen children from ages 8-18 spent their Halloween shooting a gory zombie movie across Barnes. Epidemic will premiere at the Olympic Cinema in Barnes on November 15 – don't get bitten!... Read More ›

Richmond Literature Festival 2015

Richmond Literature Festival 2015

Fiona Adams flips through the highlights of this year's Richmond Literature Festival, Nov 6-27... Read More ›

Suffragettes: fighting for the vote in Barnes

Suffragettes: fighting for the vote in Barnes

As the film Suffragette opens across the UK, Sophie Farrah examines the contribution the women of Barnes made towards the fight for votes... Read More ›

Interview: Christina Lamb, on the front line

Interview: Christina Lamb, on the front line

Award-winning journalist and war correspondent Christina Lamb talks to Richard Nye about her new book on the tragedy of Afghanistan... Read More ›

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon at the National Portrait Gallery

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon at the National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery’s show, Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon, charts the actress’s evolution from her Dutch childhood to being a stage and screen icon. Amanda Hodges explores the stories behind the images... Read More ›

Interview: Annie Nightingale, first lady of Radio 1

Interview: Annie Nightingale, first lady of Radio 1

DJ Annie Nightingale has been sharing her musical tastes with listeners for more than 45 years. Ahead of a visit to the Radio Times Festival Charles Raspin hears what keeps her tuned in... Read More ›

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