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New Wandsworth scheme aims to help locals with cancer get active in 2017

A new programme has launched in Wandsworth that will help local people living with cancer get more active to help manage symptoms and improve overall health. The programme, called Move More Wandsworth, is a new initiative set up by Macmillan Cancer Support and Enable Leisure and Culture. The scheme aims to help people living with… Read More

Nine Elms joins Tate Exchange as cultural revival continues

The Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership, as a Tate Exchange Associate, has launched a new arts engagement project which will bring clay and digital storytelling workshops to a network of galleries on the south bank of the Thames. The project – called Material Action – will offer young people from Wandsworth and Lambeth the opportunity to… Read More

Eco-project to breathe new life into Tooting Common’s ancient grassland

Residents can expect to see improvement works to revive two key areas of Tooting Common over the coming months as part of the Tooting Common Heritage Project. The works will help breathe new life into the lake and also restore the rare and ancient acid grassland which is an important habitat for many species of… Read More

THE COMMITTEE, Pilvi Takala at Pump House Gallery

Pilvi Takala 11 January – 26 March 2017 Pump House Gallery presents an exhibition expanding on The Committee, a 2013 project presented at Frieze London Art Fair by artist Pilvi Takala.  In this project, Takala invited a group of children who were regulars at a London youth centre to spend £7,000 prize money that she… Read More

Creative Kids Workshops Using Puppets

Youngsters in the borough are being encouraged to join a creative theatre workshop which explores the ‘hoodie’. Called ‘Superhoodies’, the workshops focus on the ubiquitous item of clothing to be seen as a positive presence,  where children can take part in beatboxing, breakdancing and textile design. The project, which is funded by Wandsworth Council, Enable… Read More

Jazz takes to the streets in Tooting

Tooting rang to the sound of live jazz as The Streets returned to the town Cllr Sutters with Perhaps Contraption. Picture: Adrienne Photography The Streets is a two-year project to bring live music and performance to seven London high streets, including Tooting. Last weekend’s event at venues across the town was presented as part of… Read More

Nominations open for the 2016 Active Wandsworth awards

The Active Wandsworth awards are searching for this year’s sporting heroes, and now is the time to put nominations forward. The annual awards are now in their 20th year, and recognise the talent, dedication and commitment that fuels the borough’s sporting life. There are 11 awards categories, and Wandsworth sportspeople, teams, clubs, coaches and volunteers… Read More

The London Youth Games have started

This year’s London Youth Games are now underway, and Wandsworth has high hopes for its young athletes. The games, now in their 40th year, kicked off on 19 November with the Cross Country run at Parliament Hill. Wandsworth won a gold medal in the female group and silver in the male competition. The borough’s cricketers are also… Read More

Builder ordered to appear in court over flytip found in Earlsfield park

A local builder has been summonsed to appear before magistrates in connection with last month’s discovery of a large flytip in a park in Earlsfield. The man has been ordered to appear at Lavender Hill magistrates court in early December following a council decision to prosecute him following the incident. The flytip found on Garratt… Read More

Armistice Day services to honour war dead

Two services of remembrance will be held in the borough next Friday to honour the memory of the men and women of the armed forces who have given their lives in the service of their country. Annual services of remembrance will be held in Battersea Park and at Wandsworth Town Hall at 11am on Armistice… Read More

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