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October 2018

  • Wednesday 31st

    Forthcoming Merton heritage events

    St.Saviour’s Church is currently hosting an exhibition called “The Men of Raynes Park: Their Lives, Their Deaths and Their Stories.” This has been put together to raise awareness of the war memorial at St. Saviours and the 97 men from the parish who died during World War 1. The church is hoping to get the memorial restored during the course of next year and would welcome donations / pledges of support for this purpose.
    See: https://cis.photoarchive.merton.gov.uk/posts/news/2018/10/the-men-of-ray… for more information.

    Merton is taking part in a special event on the evening of Sunday 11 November. Battle’s Over – marking 100 years since the end of World War 1.
    At 6.30pm the Mayor of Merton will host a commemorative event at the Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden. Civic dignitaries, schoolchildren, community groups and members of the public will come together to remember the end of the war and the millions who were killed, wounded or traumatised during the conflict.

    At 6.55pm Merton will take part in a nationwide act of remembrance – the civic centre will be one of more than 1000 locations across the UK where buglers will sound the Last Post. At 7pm a Beacon of Light will be lit by the Mayor of Merton in a tribute signifying the light of peace that emerged from the darkness of four years of war.

    At 7:05pm Merton churches and community facilities will ring their bells as part of a national “Ringing Out for Peace” organised in association with the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers. Members of the public attending the event are also encouraged to bring their own bells, whether hand-bells, bicycle bells, or even bell sounds via mobile phone apps to join in this peal for peace.

    The event will also feature singing from a community choir and the projection of portraits featuring just some of the 2000 war dead commemorated on local war memorials and Commonwealth war graves.

    Event details

    Time:
    12.00-12.00am
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    St.Saviour's Church and Merton Civic Centre
  • Tuesday 23rd

    Merton Voluntary Service Council AGM

    Merton Voluntary Service Council works to support, enable and champion the voluntary, community and faith sectors in Merton.

    Since mid 2014 Volunteer Centre Merton has been part of MVSC. We work with a large number of partner organisations including the London Borough of Merton, Merton Chamber of Commerce, Merton Partnership, the police and fire services.

    Join us for our AGM on Tuesday 23rd October as we celebrate partnerships with the Voluntary and Public Sector.

    Hannah Doody, Merton Council’s Director of Community and Housing, will give the Keynote Speech

    Find out about our key milestones over the last year, our plans for the future and hear MVSC’s current services.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    When
    23rd October, 2018 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

    Location
    Meeting Room, Vestry Hall
    336 London Road
    Mitcham
    London, CR4 3UD

    Contact
    Phone: 020 8685 1771
    Email: info@mvsc.co.uk

    Event details

    Time:
    2.30-4.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Vestry Hall, 336 London Road, Mitcham CR4
  • Friday 19th

    Measure for Measure: 6 string pieces matched to 6 wines & 6 canapés | Merton Arts Space SW19

    We are very excited to present an innovative and fun evening of classical music-playing, set to local wine dealer Hannibal Brown’s world-class artisan wines. We have chosen 6 stringed pieces that we think best complement 3 white wines and 3 red wines. At the end of this unique music-tasting event, guests will be able to vote for the most successful pairing.

    Tasting notes and talks have been prepared, and canapés to complement the wines will also be provided. At this event you get to be up close and personal with the players, and music – prepare to be transported . . .

    (Price is all-inclusive.)

    PROGRAMME

    MUSIC WINE

    Elgar – Chanson du Matin, matched to: Davenport England

    Haydn – ‘The Joke’, last movement, matched to: Bon Courage Gewurztraminer South Africa

    Dvorak – ‘American’: 1st movement, matched to: The Architect Australia

    Mozart – Eine Kleine Nacht Musik, matched to: La Barbe, Merlot France

    Granados – Danzas espanolas Andaluza, matched to: Rioja Reserva Spain

    Beethoven – String Quartet op. 59 no. 3 – last movement, matched to: Casas del Bosque Syrah Spain

    VENUE: Merton Arts Space, Wimbledon Library, SW19 7NB – 2 minutes from Wimbledon Tube

    TIME: Doors open at 7.30pm for a prompt start at 7.45pm

    Some seating available.

    Event details

    Time:
    7.30-9.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Merton Arts Space, Wimbledon Library, SW19 7NB
    Entry:
    £30
    Website:
    www.jigsawplayers.co.uk
  • Monday 15th

    Merton Heritage Service: November Events

    Exhibitions & Displays:

    9 November,
    Vestry Hall, London Road, Mitcham
    Mitcham in World War One.
    This small photographic display will be on show as part of a Vestry Hall open day to mark the end of the Great War.

    Until 20 November,
    Merton Heritage Centre, 2nd floor—Morden Library
    Freedom, Votes, Equality.
    Featuring historic material from local museums and private collections, this exhibition covers the history of women’s suffrage in Merton.

    20 October – 25 November,
    Museum of Wimbledon, 22 Ridgway, Wimbledon Wimbledon During the Great War.
    This exhibition by Merton Heritage Service looks at topics from recruitment and local regiments, to Belgian refugees, the wartime role of local women and the invaluable contribution made by Merton hospitals, industries and charities.
    Open : Saturdays/Sundays: 2.30 – 5pm,
    Tuesday – Thursday: 12 – 6pm

    29 October – 30 November,
    Merton Heritage Centre
    Keep the Home Fires Burning.
    The role of local women on the home front during World War 1.

    Local history talks & events:
    16 October, 10.30am – 12 noon,
    West Barnes Library, Station Road, New Malden
    World War 1 : Forget-me-not
    This session will feature contemporary songs, poems and literature to mark the end of the
    First World War.

    For Information : Tel. 020 8545 3239
    www.merton.gov.uk/heritage

    Event details

    Time:
    11.00-12.00am
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Various
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Monday 8th

    The Rebellious Women of Wimbledon

    The Attic Theatre presents an intimate and immersive show for 3 actresses, performing this October for one week only at Wimbledon Library before touring South West London.

    A witty, inventive and moving new play about the Suffragettes by Beth Flintoff

    Book tickets: https://thelittleboxoffice.com/attic

    ‘Welcome everyone. Do take a seat, and enjoy the refreshments.
    We’re here tonight to talk about the cause of women.
    Quite simply, we’re here to change the world.’

    Centring on the remarkable story of Wimbledon resident Rose Lamartine Yates, this new play, by acclaimed playwright Beth Flintoff, is an impassioned, unsentimental and sharp-witted tribute to the Suffragette cause in this centenary year.

    “My infant son is eight months old…when the boy grows up he might ask me, ‘What did you do, mother, in the days of the women’s agitation, to lay their grievances before the Prime Minister?’”

    A cast of three women, a handful of props and original music, bring this incredible story vividly to life for the first time, in an imaginative, theatrical and entertaining production.

    Dates and times, October 2018
    8th – 13th Wimbledon Library, 7.30pm (except Saturday 1pm PWYL*) – Book tickets

    15th Tara Arts, 7.30pm – Book through Tara Arts

    23rd Durning Library, Kennington SE11 4HF, 7pm – Book tickets

    24th Morden Library, 3pm (PWYL*) – Purchase tickets on the door

    25th West Barnes Library, 3pm (PWYL*) – Purchase tickets on the door

    26th Mitcham Library, 2.30pm (PWYL*) – Purchase tickets on the door

    26th Balham Library, SW12 8QY, 7pm – Book tickets

    27th Upper Norwood Library, SE19 1TJ, 7pm – Book tickets

    *We are holding a number of Pay What You Like (PWYL) performances. For these shows contributions to each ticket should be made on the door. Suggested contribution £5

    Event details

    Time:
    6.30-2.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Wimbledon Library & various
    Entry:
    £10 early bird booked before 6 August £14 full £12.50 concession
    Website:
    www.attictheatrecompany.com

September 2018

  • Saturday 15th

    Abundance Fruit Day

    Abundance Wimbledon is a fruit picking and sharing project. We collect fruit from gardens around Wimbledon and beyond – and make sure the fruit gets used for something. Some of it is delivered to local good causes, such as The Wimbledon Guild and the Faith in Action homeless drop-in centre.

    Fruit Day is our big fund raising event. Please do come along. There will be lots of stalls selling jams, jellies and chutneys, cakes and desserts made from local surplus fruit, a fruit press making lovely fresh apple juice, pie-making, advice on looking after your fruit tree, activities for all the family including a ‘Longest Peel’ competition, and music from the fantastic International Ukulele Orchestra. Everyone is welcome and entrance is FREE.

    Event details

    Time:
    10.00-1.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    Joyce Pountain
    Venue:
    St Mark's Church garden and hall (behind Wimbledon Library) SW19 7ND
    Website:
    www.abundancewimbledon.com
  • Saturday 15th

    Abundance Fruit Day

    Abundance Wimbledon is a fruit picking and sharing project. We collect fruit from gardens around Wimbledon and beyond – and make sure the fruit gets used for something. Some of it is delivered to local good causes, such as The Wimbledon Guild and the Faith in Action homeless drop-in centre.

    Fruit Day is our big fund raising event. Please do come along. There will be lots of stalls selling jams, jellies and chutneys, cakes and desserts made from local surplus fruit, a fruit press making lovely fresh apple juice, pie-making, advice on looking after your fruit tree, activities for all the family including a ‘Longest Peel’ competition, and music from the fantastic International Ukulele Orchestra. Everyone is welcome and entrance is FREE.

    Event details

    Time:
    10.00-1.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    Joyce Pountain
    Venue:
    St Mark's Church garden and hall (behind Wimbledon Library) SW19 7ND
    Website:
    www.abundancewimbledon.com
  • Friday 7th

    Capability Brown Activity Festival Weekend

    Creating a Community and Family Festival of sports, and music and dance demonstrations and photographic and Heritage Park exhibitions and Walks & Talks in Capability Brown’s beautiful landscape in Heritage Wimbledon Park, where everyone, young and old who are residents of Merton & Wandsworth, can come and try any of the Sports on offer by any of the Premier Sports Clubs active in the Park since 1854 and see a photographic and Capability Brown exhibition relating to the Park, in the Bowls Pavilion – or watch or listen to any of the dance or music demonstrations put on by schools local to the Park -which will be performed at The Wimbledon Club in the Park or join the Walks & Talks guided tour of Wimbledon Park–led by Professor Dave Dawson followed by a Capability Brown Tea and following a Festival Tea at The Wimbledon Club, to listen and watch a Presentation on the landscape works of Capability Brown, given by Steffie Shields–a well known professional photographer, writer and historic landscape consultant–who has researched the works of Capability Brown for over 25 years.

    Every resident of Merton or Wandsworth, young and old, can join in the Festival over the Weekend and participate in any of the Sports carried on at the Premier Clubs in Wimbledon Park since 1854 or to watch any of the music and dance demonstrations being put on by schools local to the Park and to join in the Walks & Talks guided tour of the Heritage Park led by Professor Dave Dawson, followed by a Capability Brown Tea at The Wimbledon Club and a Presentation by Steffie Shields on the landscape works of Capability Brown.

    All sports activities, taster sports/coaching sessions, the creative and arts and music demonstrations, exhibitions and science and history Walks & Talks–at the various sports venues taking place in Heritage Wimbledon Park and at the Bowls Pavilion and at The Wimbledon Club – are all free of charge to local residents of Merton and Wandsworth.

    Event details

    Time:
    11.00-10.59pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Wimbledon Park
    Entry:
    In the programme of events for Saturday 8th September there will be a charge for the Club Tea of £6.50 and in the programme of events for Sunday 9th September there will be a charge of £8.00 for The Capability Brown Society Tea served in the style of the time in which Capability Brown lived and worked.
    Website:
    thecapabilitybrownsociety.com

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:
    5.00pm
    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:
    8.00-5.00pm
    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