Going to See Wicked on the Westend!

Wicked at the Apollo Victoria.
Wicked at the Apollo Victoria.

We at Sydenham Radio love ourselves some music and performing arts.  One of our favorite ways to enjoy the arts is with musicals, but unfortunately we aren’t close enough to pick up a pair of Broadway tickets on a Saturday night, but we do have a close enough alternative, i.e. West End in London.  Thankfully this has been the home to one of the biggest selling and most popular musicals to date in all of England, i.e. Wicked the Musical.

For those that don’t know, Wicked the Musical is a retelling of the story of Oz, a prequel of sorts.  It tells the story of the two witches of Oz, and it does so in a very intriguing and subversive way.  We won’t give out too many spoilers here (we will try to keep the commentary to theater critic levels), but it’s a very good story, and its success speaks to that fact.

We are happy to say that a team from the station is going to be seeing Wicked next week.  We plan on putting together an epic post that will feature pictures, reviews, discussions and chat between our team members as to what they thought of the play.

We’ve only heard good things about this, so if you’ve got the time and a bit of money I think you should go ahead and check out Wicked on the Westend. If you are located across the pond or elsewhere you can try to get tickets to the Broadway showing by clicking here, or else they also have an American tour that goes to various cities and countries.  You can check their website for more details on that.

That’s all for now.  Just wanted to put a little teaser out there to prep all our listeners, readers/viewers for some great content that coming in the next few weeks.  I hope everyone will enjoy it!


Gearing Up for Winter at Sydenham Radio!

Hey all!  Glad to have you reading our blog over here at Sydenham Radio.  We are winding down the summer and ready for fall here in the UK.  However for us the most important season of all is the Winter.  We love the winter and the holidays that come with it.  Don’t get us wrong, we love autumn weather as well, but theres nothing like the end of the year to enjoy ourselves and look back at another year gone by.

This is going to be a bit of a casual blog post, where we don’t commit to talking about anything radio or Sydenman, but rather talk about some ancillary items that fancy our interest.  In this case we are talking about the seasonal changes that come with the end of August and beginning of September.  So without further ado, here are some of the items that we like to check off our list at the winter approaches.

Get All Cozy with Some Warm Winter Clothes

A cozy winter coat that one of our staff has picked up. Source: C.G. NewmanThe first thing we love about winter, but isn’t exactly a popular opinion, is the cold weather.  We’ve been through the Summer and while we recognize every season has its values, we are pretty much done and would like to move on.  This is the beautiful part of the seasons, that we can appreicate them for their unique aspects.  Some people hate the cold weather that the winter brings, but we love it!  We head on over to C.G. Newman and pick up some warm winter coats that will allow us to get all cozy when trekking through the cold air.

Combine this with some classic winter items such as hot toddies, fireplaces, cocoa with mini marshmallows and if we are lucky some snow for the kiddies! (Who doesn’t love some sledding when the snow hits in January).

Getting Prepped for Christmas Songs!

A little early, eh?  We agree its early, but we disagree that this is a bad thing.  We run a radio station here, so we are always thinking about music and the songs that accompany the season.  It comes without saying that some seasons are more musical than others, and Christmas season is probably the most musical of all.

Some people loathe christmas songs and carols, and we understand that everyone has their own tastes.  But it only lasts for a few months out of the year, so why not enjoy it while it lasts?

What are your thoughts?

Do you have a way that you get prepped for the season? We’d love to here about it.  Leave a comment or shoot us an email to let us know! Maybe we’ll update the article and let our readers know about it!



Sydenham Library Closure: The Wait Continues

After the announcement on Friday 12th November that Lewisham Mayor, Sir Steve Bullock, will be deferring his decision on whether, or not, to close five libraries across the borough, local anti closure campaigns will have another two months on tenterhooks. SCR’s Clare Coyne caught up with some of the movers and shakers at a recent demonstration, starting with Sydenham campaigner, Barry Milton.