Tag Archives: Tooting

From pub backroom to the west end

Tooting’s nomadic theatre company has hit the big time, but here’s how it all started…

Back in 2011 I made a short-lived attempt to launch a hyperlocal blog focusing on the cultural life of the Balham and Tooting areas of London where I was living at the time.

Sadly, I had to wind up the blog after a couple of months, because it was always intended to be a collaborative project and no bloggers had come forward to share the load. Still, in its brief life it contained some pretty good content including coverage of the launch of Tooting Arts Club, a local theatre group formed in early 2011. Continue reading

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Common Ground

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At the risk of spreading myself too thinly I’ve decided to set up my own hyperlocal blog. Part of the reason I haven’t done this already is because I’ve not had a permanent address until now. Now that I have, I intend to immerse myself in my neighbourhood.

My current locality is Balham, but my blog covers Balham, Tooting and Clapham South, or more specifically the area between Clapham, Tooting and Wandsworth Commons. So I’ve called it Common People and South West London’s green lungs have already featured prominantly.

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