Meet WAF's Young Reviewers

28th June 2021

Meet the WAF Young Reviewers - a cohort of brilliant young people from Wandsworth aged 14-19 who will be sharing their experiences of #WAF2021.

As part of a pilot project to develop arts writing skills and engage young people with WAF, the Young Reviewers attended an online workshop session to find out about this year's festival and explore how to write their own reviews with actor, writer and critic, Kalungi Ssebandeke, before choosing which WAF events they'd like to attend and review.

Look out for their reviews here on our website and on social media...


Hello! I'm Pen and I'm 15. I like music and particularly beatboxing, but also any sort of performance where I can see the passion the performer has for their artform.

I'm so excited to be writing reviews for the Wandsworth Arts Fringe, and if you want to see more of me then you can watch me and some of my peers in the Wandsworth Music 'Live from the WMA' concert on Wednesday 30 June.

Read Pen's review of The Beatbox Collective

17-year-old Anoushay is an aspiring actor and writer.

She is an editor for her school newsletter, and is experienced in acting and directing stage plays in the UK and abroad.

Anoushay is a keen reader and is looking forward to reviewing a wide range of events in the WAF 2021 programme.

Read Anoushay's review of Happy Mortalday

Hi! My name is Danu Webb and I’m 18 years old.

I’ve just finished my A-levels and now enjoying my free time this summer.

I have a passion for music and writing; writing about music is what I’m here to do. I also play with my band, Banned From Sainsburys, based in Wandsworth.