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October 2017

  • Wednesday 11th

    Merton's Black and Asian History: An A-Z -part of Black History Month 2017

    This illustrated talk reveals more about the borough’s links to black history, from politicians, musicians and sportsmen, to the anti-slavery campaign, London Transport and the NHS.

    Event details

    Time:
    10.30-12.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Mitcham Library
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Tuesday 10th

    Local Heroes: William Wilberforce - part of Black History Month 2017

    This illustrated talk will look at the life of the famous politician and anti-slavery campaigner, including his links to Wimbledon.

    Event details

    Time:
    2.30-3.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Raynes Park Library Hall
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Thursday 5th

    Wimbledon Bookfest 2017

    Wimbledon Bookfest

    10 magical days on Wimbledon Common

    Wimbledon Bookfest is a charity with large volunteer input and a small team of core workers. It was founded in 2006 by Fiona Razvi and Tony Kane whose ambition was to develop the arts and cultural offering in the area. The public festival takes place in early October in a ‘pop up’ festival site on Wimbledon Common in its Baillie Gifford Big Tent and William Morris Tent.

    It hosts almost 100 events in its 10 day period and has grown from 1,000 visitors in its first year to over 15,000 with 7,000 school children enjoying the festival last year.

    Any money raised is ploughed back into the festival and its education work with local schools. 67 primary and secondary schools took part in Wimbledon BookFest 2016. Central to BookFest is the desire to bring literature to the heart of the community and the community to the heart of literature.

    2017 line up includes: Ali Smith, Chris Riddell, Salman Rushdie, Brian Moore, Tracy Chevalier, Anthony Horowitz, Fergal Keane, Elif Shafak, Jon Sopel, Chris Boardman, Min Kym, Jane Gardam, Nick Hytner, Alexandra Shulman, Chris Patten Evan Davis, Alan Johnson and many more……

    See website for more details: https://www.wimbledonbookfest.org/default.aspx

    Book Tickets at;
    www.wimbledonbookfest.org

    020 8543 4888 (Monday to Friday: 10-5pm)

    In person at the Festival Site from 6 October (M-F from 5:00pm, S+S from 10:00am)

    Event details

    Time:
    7.30-9.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Various
    Entry:
    Various
    Website:
    www.wimbledonbookfest.org
  • Tuesday 3rd

    Raynes Park Business Breakfast

    Merton Chamber of Commerce, Merton Council and The Raynes Park Association

    Would like to invite you to attend the next Raynes Park Business Breakfast. Book now and . . .

    • Network and share your views
    • Talk about the issues affecting local businesses
    • Hear from Merton Council and the Local Police on current issues and plans
    • Find out how Merton Chamber of Commerce can help your business

    Join us and have your say and influence the decisions of the town centre whilst meeting with other local businesses and enjoy a tasty breakfast* at Bar 191.

    *please advise any dietary requirements when booking

    Event details

    Time:
    8.00-9.30am
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    Bar 191 191 Worple Road Raynes Park, SW20 8RE
    Entry:
    20.00
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk

September 2017

  • Monday 25th

    Where do you think you are?

    The “Where Do You Think You Are? exhibition, produced by colleagues from the John Innes Society, has now been installed at Merton Heritage Centre and will be on show until 21 October. The material was recently displayed at a special Merton Park event in early September and proved extremely popular. A lot of work has gone into researching the exhibition, so if you missed it, or would like a second opportunity to see the display, please pay us a visit.

    Event details

    Time:
    9.30-7.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Merton Heritage Centre, Morden Library,
  • Monday 25th

    Rebels with a Cause: Booth, Bands, Bombs and Bravery

    This exhibition by representatives of the Salvation Army celebrates the 130th anniversary of the Wimbledon branch.

    Event details

    Time:
    9.00-7.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Merton Heritage Centre, Morden Library, Merton Civic Centre, London Rd. Morden
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Saturday 23rd

    A River Runs Through it: The River Wandle and its links to local heritage

    History talk

    Of key importance to the history of Merton, the River Wandle was once one of the most heavily worked waterways in the world. This illustrated talk will look at the significance of the river and key sites along its course.

    Admission: FREE
    For more information: 020 8545 3239

    Event details

    Time:
    2.00-4.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Morden Library, 2nd floor, London Road, Morden SM4 5DX
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Saturday 23rd

    A River Runs Through it: The River Wandle and its links to local heritage

    This illustrated talk will look at the River Wandle and its significance to local heritage. (Part of the Wandle Fortnight programme).

    Of key importance to the history of Merton, the River Wandle was once one of the most heavily worked waterways in the world. This illustrated talk will look at the significance of the river and key sites along its course.

    Further information
    Sarah Gould
    Service Manager ( Heritage & Local Studies )
    Community & Housing
    020 8545 3239

    Event details

    Time:
    2.00-4.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Merton Heritage Centre, Morden Library, Merton Civic Centre, London Rd. Morden
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Saturday 23rd

    A River Runs Through it: The River Wandle and its links to local heritage

    This illustrated talk will look at the River Wandle and its significance to local heritage. (Part of the Wandle Fortnight programme).

    Of key importance to the history of Merton, the River Wandle was once one of the most heavily worked waterways in the world. This illustrated talk will look at the significance of the river and key sites along its course.

    Further information
    Sarah Gould
    Service Manager ( Heritage & Local Studies )
    Community & Housing
    020 8545 3239

    Event details

    Time:
    2.00-4.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Merton Heritage Centre, Morden Library, Merton Civic Centre, London Rd. Morden
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Saturday 23rd

    Historical Talk

    This illustrated talk will look at the River Wandle and its significance to local heritage. (Part of the Wandle Fortnight programme).

    Of key importance to the history of Merton, the River Wandle was once one of the most heavily worked waterways in the world. This illustrated talk will look at the significance of the river and key sites along its course.

    Further information
    Sarah Gould
    Service Manager ( Heritage & Local Studies )
    Community & Housing
    020 8545 3239

    Event details

    Time:
    2.00-4.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Merton Heritage Centre, Morden Library, Merton Civic Centre, London Rd. Morden
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk