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July 2018

  • Wednesday 25th

    Community on the Green 2018 at Mitcham cricket ground

    Mitcham Cricket Green Community & Heritage invites you to join us on Wednesday 25th July for our annual celebration of Cricket Green and everyone who lives and works here.

    This year we will be gathering your thoughts on favourite places in the Conservation Area and sharing news on the plans for the Burn Bullock and cricket pavilion. There will also be a free guided walking tour to discover the remarkable trees of Cricket Green and The Canons. Cricket will be played on the historic ground during the evening.

    Community on the Green includes:

    —exhibitions and displays about what is going on in Cricket Green
    —The Canons marquee with news and information about the multi-million pound Lottery project
    —Wandle Industrial Museum display
    —a celebration of our contribution to the first London National Park City week
    —short speeches at 7pm
    —a guided tree walk at around 7.30pm
    —a celebration of the oldest cricket ground in the world
    —opportunities to visit Mitcham cricket pavilion, Merton’s first registered Asset of Community Value
    —information about plans for the Wilson hospital
    —a demonstration from Oomph! Wellness of its Walk’n‘Talk Programme
    —drinks and light refreshments
    —and more!

    We hope you will join other organisations, businesses and the local community for what will be a relaxed, enjoyable and informative evening.

    It would be helpful if you could tell us you’re coming by replying to: info@mitchamcricketgreen.org.uk.

    We look forward to seeing you!

    Don’t forget it’s Mitcham Heritage Day on September 8th – bigger and better than ever before

    Event details

    Time:
    6.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Mitcham Cricket Green, Mitcham
  • Monday 23rd

    SwimWay Summer 02 - 07 Holiday Crash Courses

    Bookings are now open for the Summer 2-7 Holiday Crash Courses!

    The spaces are filling up quickly, so to avoid disappointment, contact us ASAP if you are interested. These courses have proven very popular in the past as the children improve by leaps and bounds due to the intense attention and focus on their needs throughout the week. Combining fun with the obvious health benefits, our crash courses are an excellent boost to the children’s development!

    Monday 23 – Friday 27 July 2018 (Summer 2: 5-day course)
    Monday 30th July – Friday 3rd August 2018 (Summer 3: 5-day course)
    Monday 6th – Friday 10th August 2018 (Summer 4: 5-day course)
    Tuesday 28th Friday 31st August 2018 (Summer 7: 4-day course)

    East Sheen, Gordon Avenue (SW14 8DZ)
    Kensington (W8 7QG)
    Kew Gardens (TW9 4HH)
    Putney, Luttrell Avenue (SW15 6PD)
    Sheen Mount School (SW14 7RT)
    Wimbledon (SW19 6HW)

    Event details

    Time:
    9.00-6.00pm
    Forum:
    Education
    Posted by:
    Will SwimWay
    Venue:
    East Sheen, Kensington, Kew Gardens, Putney, Wimbledon
    Entry:
    From £29.00 per child
    Website:
    www.swimway.co.uk
  • Saturday 21st

    Our Cycling Suffragette

    A symbol of women’s emancipation since the 1890s, the bicycle proved useful to the suffrage campaign.

    This talk by Hugh Morgan ( Merton Cycling Campaign) will feature the country’s most significant and influential cycling suffragette – Merton and Wimbledon campaigner, Rose Lamartine Yates.

    The talk will run for just over one hour, followed by the opportunity for Q & A. Refreshments will also be served and there will be the chance to find out about other events in Merton’s suffrage centenary calendar, in addition to information about Cycling UK’s Festival of Women’s Cycling.

    21 July, 2 – 4pm

    Colliers Wood Library,
    105-109 High Street, Colliers Wood, London SW19 2HR

    For information/ bookings:
    Tel. 020 8545 3239

    Email: local.studies@merton.gov.uk

    Event details

    Time:
    2.00-4.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Colliers Wood Library, 105-109 High Street, SW19 2HR
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Sunday 8th

    SUMMER CONCERT Wimbledon Community Orchestra

    Music by
    Rossini— Overture to William Tell
    Bernstein—Music from West Side Story
    Bizet— Suite L’Arlesienne
    Abba—Medley arr Ling
    Brahms—Hungarian Dances

    Conductor: Rupert Bond

    Leader: Judy Brown

    Admission Free
    (a collection will be taken at the end)

    Refreshments and Raffle

    St. James’ Church Martin Way, Morden (164 and 413 Bus routes)

    (Players sought for WCO. Grade 4+ apply with contact details at www.wimbledoncommunityorchestra.org.uk)

    Event details

    Time:
    6.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    St James' Church Martin Way, Morden
    Website:
    www.wimbledoncommunityorchestra.org.uk
  • Tuesday 3rd

    Collateral Damage 1918 to 2018--Commemorating war victims and building peace

    November 2018 marks 100 years since the end of World War One.

    Wars have continued around the world since but now 90% of war victims are civilians (often called “collateral damage” by the military).

    The Collateral Damage project invites us to make a textile poppy to honour victims of wars in the last century. Whether simple or highly decorated, knitted or fabric, each poppy will be as unique as each human life lost in war.

    The Collateral Damage project is staging free poppy-making workshops and displays at local libraries to commemorate the victims of war.

    Poppies can be sent to join a mass installation in Central London or to either Wimbledon Library or Merton Heritage Centre.

    The displays in Wimbledon Library and the Merton Heritage Centre are open from 3 July to 1 September.

    The drop-in workshop at Wimbledon Library will provide materials and children are welcome when accompanied by a responsible adult. Drop-in: 11 July, 11:00am – 3:00pm.

    Merton Heritage Centre: drop-in 16 August, 11:00am – 3:00pm.

    For further information:

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    <a href="http://www.ppu.org.uk/collateral-damage" title="www.ppu.org.uk/collateral-damage">www.ppu.org.uk/collateral-damage</a>
    <a href="mailto:collateraldamage2018gmail.com”>collateraldamage2018@gmail.com

    Central London installation address to arrive by 15 October 2018:

    c/o QPSW, Friends House
    173-177 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ

    Event details

    Time:
    12.00-12.00am
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Wimbledon Library and Merton Heritage Centre
    Website:
    www.ppu.org.uk
  • Monday 2nd

    White Hart site re-development Public Exhibition

    Following the public consultation in December 2017, a comprehensive review of the design has been carried out.

    The Rutlish Foundation will be revealing the new plans on Monday 2 July 2018 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Old Rutlishians Club.

    Members of the design team from locally-based Marcus Beale Architects will be present to discuss the proposals.

    Information and feedback forms will be accessible at www.marcus-beale.com/projects/white-hart after the event. (Please leave your online feedback from 3 July to 17 July 2018).

    The Project Team look forward to welcoming you to the exhibition and hearing your views.

    Event details

    Time:
    5.00-8.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Old Rutlishians Association, The Clubhouse, Poplar Road, Merton Park SW19 3JS
    Website:
    www.marcus-beale.com

June 2018

  • Tuesday 19th

    Boy in the Blitz-Local History talk

    This illustrated talk by Heritage Officer, Sarah Gould, features readings from the 1940 diary of Tooting resident, Colin Perry.

    Written from the perspective of an 18 year old, this unique record captures the spirit of wartime London, from rationing and night raids, to the courage and determination of the city’s population that offers a unique insight into London during World War II.

    Tuesday 19 June, 10:30 – 12:00 West Barnes Library,
    Station Road, New Malden

    Admission FREE.

    For more information: Tel.020 8545 3239

    Event details

    Time:
    10.30-12.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    West Barnes Library

May 2018

  • Tuesday 29th

    SwimWay Summer 01 Half Term Holiday Crash Course

    Bookings are now open for the Summer 1 Half Term Crash Course!

    The spaces are filling up quickly, so to avoid disappointment, contact us ASAP if you are interested. These courses have proven very popular in the past as the children improve by leaps and bounds due to the intense attention and focus on their needs throughout the week. Combining fun with the obvious health benefits, our crash courses are an excellent boost to the children’s development!

    Tuesday 29th May – Friday 1st June 2018 (4-day course)

    Balham (SW17 8JR)
    East Sheen, Gordon Avenue (SW14 8DZ)
    Kensington (W8 7QG)
    Putney, Luttrell Avenue (SW15 6PD)
    Sheen Mount School (SW14 7RT)
    Wimbledon (SW19 6HW)

    Event details

    Time:
    9.00-6.00pm
    Forum:
    Education
    Posted by:
    Will SwimWay
    Venue:
    Balham, East Sheen, Kensington, Putney, Wimbledon
    Entry:
    From £29.00 per child
    Website:
    www.swimway.co.uk
  • Sunday 20th

    Chapter House Musuem Tour

    Private View of Merton Priory Chapter House. The guided tour will be aroud 30-40 minutes with time for Q&As from our tour guide plus time to view the site and have a look at the gift shop.

    The Merton Priory Trust is a registered charity formed in 2003 out of the Merton Historic Buildings Trust, to provide and support in perpetuity an education and information centre on the site of Merton Priory, London SW19 2RD.

    Details of the Charity. The Merton Priory Trust is company limited by guarantee and registered in England. Company Registration No. 3525361. Charity Registration No. 1071445. Registered Office: The Old Post Office, 1 Compton Road, London SW19 7QA

    Event details

    Time:
    11.00-12.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Merton Priory Chapter House Merantun Way London SW19 2RE
    Website:
    www.eventbrite.co.uk
  • Wednesday 16th

    JPCS present: Parisian Café Concert at the Light House Restaurant

    Praised as “magnificent” by Vladimir Jurowski, the Jigsaw Players are a compelling group of professional musicians who have been bringing exceptional classical and jazz concerts as well as educational projects to Wimbledon, Raynes Park and Merton area since 2008.

    An exquisite three-course meal, a glass of bubbly on arrival, raffle and auction prizes, all compèred by the inimitable Hugo Usher. Music by Ravel, Debussy and the fabulous “Café 1930” by Piazzolla. Magnifique!

    Tickets: £60 (includes three-course meal, welcome drink and concert)

    Event details

    Time:
    7.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    Emmanuella Reiter
    Venue:
    Light House Restaurant, 75-77 Ridgway,Wimbledon, London SW19 4ST
    Entry:
    £60 (includes three-course meal, welcome drink and concert)
    Website:
    www.jigsawplayers.co.uk