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Thursday, 3 May 2012

Wandsworth Arts Festival 2012

The shimmy
Wandsworth's Art Team-The Shimmy
 Dancer Alexander Whitley-
Photographer:Renaud Wiser-
New Movement collective

The annual arts festival returns to the Wandsworth borough. This year the cultural mix of events and activities on the schedule offers a little something for everyone.

The festival will host main and fringe events not only to engage a wider audience but to support the works of local artists and groups as well as visiting artists from varying boroughs. This year the Wandsworth Arts Team have produced a schedule which will be new, unusual and experimental to say they least! Parts your local shopping districts in the heart of the borough will be transformed into a creative and exciting place to be for two weeks and three weekends, between the 11th -27th May, we have handpicked a few events from the main and fringe program:

Main program

Saturday 19th May 2012
World Heart Beat Music Academy
Cleveland Watkiss Jazz Vocal Concert
Venue: Testbed 1
Time 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)
Free entry
Britain’s lead jazz vocalist presents his acclaimed vocal suite in the stunning ex-dairy warehouse space. Expect to be carried on an amazing journey through musical cultures from Africa to Europe, and the sounds capes of a full orchestra, on the wings of the human voice alone.
Venue details: Testbed1, 33 Parkgate Road, Battersea, SW11 4NP

Sunday 20th May 2012
White Rabbit
Are you sitting comfortably? Secrets
Venue: The Secret Garden Pub
Time 8pm (Doors 7.00pm)
£8 Per ticket
A story telling variety night. A selection of short stories by London writers read aloud by the company. Accompanied by vintage visuals and live music.
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Venue details: The secret Garden pub, 231 Battersea Park Road, SW11 4LG

Sunday 27th May 2012
Wandsworth's Arts Team
The Shimmy
Free event
Shimmying through the nooks and crannies of the riverside stretch are the series of arts encounters like you've never had before.
Venue details
St Mary’s Church square, Putney Wharf, Deodar Road and Wandsworth Park,
For further information contact the arts team 020 871 8711

Fringe Programme

Saturday 12th May 2012 
Chocolate films
Out of the Ordinary
Venue: The Brick Box at Tooting Market
Time 6-8.30pm
Free entry 
Join chocolate films and the young people from the Refugee Home School Support Project on a journey from the unknown; through Tooting Market after hours. Chocolate films have laid on a series of horror films and interactive ‘experiments’…This has been tipped to be no ordinary film screening !
Venue details: Tooting Market, SW17 ORH

Wednesday 23rd May
Bigfoot Youth Theatre

London: Our city, my home
Venue: The Devas Club
Time: 5.30-6.15pm
Free entry
A culmination of dance, drama, music and art will be fused together into a one performance piece which explores how BYT members, their families and local residents feel about their home city being a diverse and vibrant host for the Olympics. This show has been devised entirely by performers who are aged between 7 an 12 and is an exciting plaftform highlighting young talent in Wandsworth.
For further information please call 020 7952 5553
Venue details The Devas Club, 2a Stormont Road, SW11 5EN
To obtain the full festival schedule please visit: