Arts & Culture

Thessaly Road bridge is set for a colourful makeover

Denise Waterman follows the uplifting story of how the Thessaly Road underpass was identified for a bit of love and attention and became the focus for a major competition and consultation run by Wandsworth Council and the London Festival of Architecture. The winning artist has just been announced and work will be starting soon! http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/news/article/14709/colourful_design_wins_thessaly_road_railway_bridge_competition

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Nine Elms – US Embassy

The new American Embassy is one of London’s most striking new buildings – it is also home to 1,000 staff and receives 1,000 visitors every weekday. Go with us inside the @USAinUK Embassy where we talk to Ambassador Robert Wood and senior staff about what it means to move from Grosvenor Square to Nine Elms. This short video is an excerpt from our recent behind the scenes documentary on the Nine Elms development in London. If you enjoyed this video, please have a look at the full report here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7MTjes0vBU www.wandsworth.gov.uk/nineelms @NineElmsTeam

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Nine Elms – Behind the scenes in London’s newest district

Every day thousands of commuters pass the new and emerging buildings that are beginning to change London’s skyline on the South Bank. To tell the story of what's happening behind the skyline at Nine Elms, Wandsworth Council commissioned this mini-documentary which looks at the redevelopment of a once barren industrial area from the perspective of new and old tenants. www.wandsworth.gov.uk/nineelms www.nineelmslondon.com @NineElmsTeam

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V&A Friday Lates

Check out our latest 360 degree video! If you're watching on a smartphone you can move around to watch from literally any angle, and if you're watching on a computer, just click and drag the mouse to change the viewing angle. The original video was filmed in 8K so if you have a really good internet connection, feel free to click the "cog" icon at the bottom right of the video player to increase to the maximum possible quality setting. Enjoy!

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Nine Elms youngsters bring monsters to life

Pia Jackson visits the Nine Elms regeneration area to see first hand how Wandsworth Council is working with local primary school children to get them interested in the changes going on around them and to excite their interest in the new arts and culture hub which has started to take shape. The "Monster Soup" project, funded by the Wandsworth Council and the Battersea Power Station Foundation, uses puppet theatre to explore connections between the River Thames and local communities, culminating in a lantern puppet parade through the area’s changing landscape. www.nineelmslondon.com www.pumphousegallery.org.uk @wandbc @PumpHouseGal @puppetswithguts @BatterseaPwrStn #monstersoup

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Hot Bhangra / Bollywood Dance by Pia and Zainab

After teaching our presenter Pia Jackson five simple Bhangra moves the ladies create this totally hot Bhangra dance for our viewers to enjoy using the song LOVELY by RAJIV SUNDARESAN and, HAMSIKA IYER. You can also follow Zainab's adventures in Vietnam as she learns to cook and goes from Bachelorette to Boss in the kitchen! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzY-KPOCqu89VjLT8w9bw9g @zainytube And don't forget to watch Pia getting up to all sorts of fun activities in her "Anything but the Gym!" quest on www.southwestlondon.tv

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Bollywood Dance Moves for Beginners

Talented YouTuber and dancer Zainab teaches Pia Jackson five simple moves to create the most amazing Bollywood/Bhangra dance for beginners. Don't miss the links at the end of this video to the full version of their final dance. You can also follow Zainab's adventures in Vietnam as she learns to cook and goes from Bachelorette to Boss in the kitchen! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzY-KPOCqu89VjLT8w9bw9g @zainytube

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Love Local London: Earlsfield

First of a new series which puts the spotlight on local life in South West London. Denise Waterman talks to community Estate Agents Haart, samples the local cafe culture, goes golfing, checks out some typical "young Earlsfield family" shops and finishes with a well earnt cocktail in one of the areas many superb bars. http://www.beanandhop.co.uk/ @beanandhop http://oceanhomedesigns.co.uk/ @oceanhomedesign http://www.bumptobaby.co.uk/ http://www.clgc.co.uk/ @CLGCGolf http://www.threesixsix.co.uk/ @ThreeSixSixLDN

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Introducing Wimbledon Art Studios

This video was filmed at Wimbledon Art Studios during the 34th Open Studios Art Show in November 2013 by Rob Kelly and John Stewart, from Artistically Speaking. The Open Studios Art Show takes place twice a year at Wimbledon Art Studios (May and November) and attracts over 4,000 visitors each time. The show is a free-entry event, and the public can purchase art directly from well-established artists who work from their studio in South West London, and discover new emerging talents of all art disciplines (painting, sculpture, photography, illustration, ceramics, screenprinting, mixed-media, etc.) Visit www.wimbledonartstudios.co.uk/open-studi­os/next-show/ to get more information about the next show. http://www.wimbledonartstudios.co.uk/ @WimbledonArt

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The Spirit of Christmas Fair, Olympia

Ellie Morgan marks the official start of Christmas festivities by visiting the Spirit of Christmas Fair in Kensington Olympia. www.coiledspring.co.uk @coiledspring www.themagicdoorstore.com @MagicDoorStore www.bubbleinc.co.uk @bubblincUK www.pixiedixie.co.uk @pixiedixiepjs www.gnot.co.uk/blog www.purelyboys.co.uk @purelyboys www.clarionevents.com #SpiritofChristmas @clarionevents

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Bellevue Village Fair – Wandsworth

Businesses and residents from SW17 got together at the weekend for a taste of all things local. The sun shone, music played, food, drinks and gifts were everywhere. Special thanks to Robert and the team behind the Bellevue Road Association, to our Media Partners Wandsworth Radio who hosted the music tent and to The Oiliboys for permission to film their fab music for this report. http://www.bellevuevillage.co.uk/ http://www.wandsworthradio.com/

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NEW SERIES: Al and Ian’s Comedy Field Notes, Episode 1

Al Cowie and Ian Hawkins bring you the first in their new series of, well, field notes about the comedy scene in London and further afield. Enjoy. Unless you're a video professional. In which case please marvel at the botched chroma-keying and audio. We don't mind. Actually we do, and the guilty have been punished. Twice. Each. Graphics/animation by Matt and the fine folk at Pigeon Post Production: http://www.pigeonpostproduction.com/ @_PigeonPost_

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Art and Cocktails at Cannizaro House

Pia Jackson invites you to join her for an evening of culture and cocktails at the Cannizaro House Hotel. The hotel now hosts a quarterly exhibition of local art in a stunning location with delicious people and memorable cocktails... or is it the other way round? http://www.cannizarohouse.com/new-art-at-cannizaro/ @cannizarohouse http://www.flickr.com/photos/taylortorrphotography/

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Brixton Urban Art Fair

Pia Jackson takes us on a "little art adventure" on a fabulous Summer weekend in Brixton. www.urbanart.co.uk @urbanartbrixton www.positivearts.co.uk @positiveartsuk http://www.greatart.co.uk @GreatArt_UK www.photowalksoflondon.com @Photowalkslondo www.keatingestates.com @KeatingEstates www.steveyeates.co.uk www.priscillawatkinsart.co.uk @Phthaloturquois www.martingrover.com @MartinGroverUK www.wills-art.com @wills_art

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Wimbledon Studios – The Tour

Joe Forrester takes a look around the hidden gem of Wimbledon Studios and discovers amazing pre-built sets, constantly evolving facilities, comprehensive support services and a thriving community of film professionals, all in the heart of South West London. If you'd like to learn more about the various sets and departments featured in this short video tour, please subscribe to our channel and watch our other reports which we made on the same day. www.wimbledonstudios.com

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