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June 2017

  • Saturday 17th

    Wimbledon Guild Village Fair

    Wimbledon Guild’s biggest annual event including jousting, live music and fun for all.

    More information: www.wimbledonguildvillagefair.org

    Event details

    Time:
    11.30-6.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Wimbledon Common, Southside, Wimbledon Village
    Website:
    www.wimbledonguildvillagefair.org
  • Wednesday 7th

    Wandle Valley Forum's Annual Meeting, talks, presentations and supper

    Wandle Valley Forum’s Annual Meeting at 7pm on June 7th in the Colour House Theatre, Merton Abbey Mills.

    It includes an illustrated talk on our work during the year, AGM business, presentations from Wandle Trust and Living Wandle, an update on the Regional Park and a supper in the Wheelhouse.

    Donations will be requested on the night.

    Event details

    Time:
    7.00-10.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Colour House Theatre, Merton Abbey Mills
    Entry:
    Donations will be requested
    Website:
    www.wandlevalleyforum.org.uk
  • Friday 2nd

    Marryat Players Chamber Music Festival 2017

    Marryat Players Chamber Music Festival 2017

    Fri, Jun 2, 2017 7:30pm
    Sun, Jun 4, 2017 10:00pm

    3 Marryat Road London, England, SW19 5BB

    Further details coming soon!

    http://www.marryatplayers.com/events/2017/6/2/marryat-players-chamber-mu…

    The Marryat Players Chamber Orchestra is made up of 40 talented young musicians who come together in the Easter holidays to rehearse intensively for five days at the orchestra’s home in Marryat Road. The players are supported by young professional musicians and music students who act as mentors, as well as being guided by conductors including Alexander Baillie, Tim Boulton, Matthias Feile, Robert Max and Leandro Silvera. Their repertoire stretches from Bach to Piazzolla, and includes five new compositions written especially for the orchestra. The Marryat Players have worked with several celebrated soloists including Nicola Benedetti, Alina Ibragimova and Piers Lane.

    Event details

    Time:
    8.30-11.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    3 Marryat Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 5BB
    Website:
    www.marryatplayers.com

May 2017

  • Wednesday 17th

    Thinking of Starting a Business: Business Basics

    Starting your own business is always exciting because you are the one who decides how to shape the business. Everything from the name on the door or website, through to the way the business looks and promotes itself is up to you. This workshop, ‘Thinking of Starting a Business: Business Basics’, will provide you with expert and practical advice on starting a business.

    Topics Covered:

    Expert practical advice on starting a business
    Legal Structures
    Finance for small businesses
    Find out more about your market
    Tax and National Insurance
    Business planning

    Who should attend:
    Part of the “Thinking of Starting A Business” Series of workshops.Workshops are run by qualified business advisers.The Merton Business Support Service is financially supported by the London Borough of Merton and is an advisory service providing high quality, practical advice and support to help small businesses and startups develop and expand. The service is delivered by the Merton Chamber of Commerce and a network of some of London’s leading private sector business advisory and support firms. The business helpdesk is the first point of contact and your gateway to business services.

    A registration fee of £30+vat is payable to access this course. Please scroll down to the bottom of the page in order to book a place on this workshop.

    Speakers:
    The workshop will be led by Kevan Dunne, an experienced trainer who has a wealth of experience you can draw upon.

    Registration is at 9.15am for a 9.30am start.

    This workshop is supported by Merton Business Support Service.

    Event details

    Time:
    9.00-1.15pm
    Forum:
    Business
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    TBC
    Entry:
    30.00+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk
  • Tuesday 16th

    Ways to drive higher employee engagement

    Employee Engagement – why companies want engaged employees and how to develop a low cost implementation strategy.

    Beyond meeting basic employee needs – salary, holiday pay and sick pay; money and gym memberships don’t captivate engagement behaviour, but leadership and management style, role and person specific resources and company culture do.

    Companies with higher employee engagement enjoy enhanced productivity, profitability, customer service, staff retention and fewer sick days.

    What is employee engagement
    Why do companies want engaged employees?
    A brief outline of the theories that explain engagement.
    What drives employee engagement?
    Some low cost quick wins to take away.

    Aims and Objectives

    To understand the benefits of engaged employees to your Company.What underpins the state of engagement and how to drive higher engagement through leadership and low cost initiatives.

    What you’ll achieve at the end of the workshop

    An understanding the benefits of having engaged employees and how this can be achieved. At the end of the workshop you will receive coaching and consultancy to support the development of engaging leadership and management style and a bespoke strategy and a free consultancy session.

    This workshop is aimed for Founders / leaders / mangers / HR professionals of medium to large SME business with 10+ employees. (Employees concerned with attracting, developing and retaining talent.) Founders who are transitioning from working in the business to leading it.

    Event details

    Time:
    9.30-12.30pm
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    Tuition House, 27 St Georges Road, Wimbledon London, London SW19 4EU
    Entry:
    90.00+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk
  • Thursday 11th

    Fire Warden Marshal Training

    This Fire Warden Marshal Training workshop is aimed at those employees within the organisation who have a key role to play within the management of Fire Safety in the Workplace.
    The course is tailored as a generic course and will include the following:

    The Legal Requirement
    The Triangle of Fire
    Types and Causes of Fire
    Extinguishing Fire
    Basic Fire Prevention
    Actions to be taken in the Event of Fire
    Fire Extinguishers
    Checking Fire Fighting Equipment within your Workplace
    Escape Routes and their Importance
    Fire Notices and Signs
    Assembly Points and Role Calls
    Proactive Fire Prevention
    Proactive and Reactive Role of a Fire Warden/Marshal

    You will be able to undertake a practical demonstration; allowing you to extinguish different types of Fire, using Fire Extinguishers on our Environmentally Friendly Fire Simulators.
    Who will benefit from this course?

    Any Individual who has a responsibility for Fire Safety; anyone who requires guidance on work place fire safety and anyone who requires their staff to have an in-depth Fire Safety Awareness.

    Event details

    Time:
    9.00-12.45pm
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    Tuition House, 27 St Georges Road, Wimbledon London, London SW19 4EU
    Entry:
    120.00+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk
  • Saturday 6th

    Merton Priory Trust-Chapter House occasional opening

    Chapter House open weekend

    Chapter House of Merton Priory Merton, was a major Augustinian priory, founded in 1117 and dissolved in 1538, whose foundations are preserved in a chamber under Merantun Way.

    The Chapter House is open for specific events such as Open House, Archaeology Week, Wimbledon BookFest, Merton Arts Trail and the Wandle Valley Festival.

    Merton Priory Chapter House
    Watermill Way,
    London SW19 2RD
    (off A24 Merantun Way, near Colliers Wood tube station)

    The Chapter House is situated under the A24 Merantun Way, between the Merton Abbey Mills market and a Sainsbury’s/M&S hypermarket (which provides conveniently adjacent free parking). Access is from the pedestian underpass connecting the car parks for Pizza Hut and Sainsbury’s beneath the road.

    For further information: www.mertonpriory.org or contact John Hawks: john@johnhawks.org

    Event details

    Time:
    11.00-4.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Merton Priory Chapter House, London SW19 2RD
    Website:
    www.mertonpriory.org
  • Saturday 6th

    Monthly Market on The Piazza

    Love Wimbledon’s Market on The Piazza takes place throughout the year, selling everything from hot and cold food, original art, accessories, clothing, homewares and lots more.

    The Piazza is outside Morrisons supermarket and Odeon cinema (SW19 1QB)

    Next Love Wimbledon Market on The Piazza: Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 June.

    Event details

    Time:
    11.00-6.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    The Piazza, Wimbledon SW19 1QB
    Website:
    lovewimbledon.org

April 2017

  • Sunday 30th

    Sunday Evening Music among Friends--Chamber Concerts at Merton Abbey Mills

    In the ideally intimate setting of the medieval Colour House Theatre at Merton Abbey Mills, “Sunday Evening Music among Friends,” now in its 21st year, is a monthly series covering a wide variety of chamber music.

    Each concert begins at 7:30pm and lasts about ninety minutes including the interval, during which you can enjoy a free drink next door in the historic Wheelhouse.

    Please arrive a little beforehand to take your place, as the seats aren’t numbered.

    We plan the programmes carefully but reserve the right to vary them if necessary.

    Sunday April 30th, 7:30pm
    Robert Bridge (piano)
    Schubert: Moments Musicaux D780
    Beethoven: 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli Opus 120

    Sunday May 28th, 7:30pm
    Antonio Oyarzabal and Maite Aguirre (piano duet)
    Granados: Valses Poeticos
    Three Spanish Dances
    Mompou: Three Canciones y Danzas
    Childhood Scenes
    Mozart: Sonata in C K521

    Sunday June 25th, 7:30pm
    The Johannes Quartet, with Lyn Cook (violin)
    Mozart: String Quartet No.1 in G K80
    Beethoven: Piano Quartet in E flat Opus 16
    Dvorak: Piano Quartet in E flat Opus 87

    Event details

    Time:
    8.30-10.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Colour House Theatre, Merton Abbey Mills
    Entry:
    £14 (concessions £10) or quarterly season £36 (concessions £24)
    Website:
    www.mertonabbeymusic.com
  • Thursday 20th

    What makes a good leader?

    The workshop focuses on a number of the skills that good leaders possess, inviting attendees to explore ideas they may hold around leadership, raise levels of self-awareness, look at the issue of communications, as well as each individuals’ own business objectives, and what might be stopping these objectives from being fulfilled.

    What does an effective leader look like?
    Identify what kind of leadership works for you/your organisation
    Communications styles and strengths
    Seeing the business as a whole

    Aims and Objectives

    The aim of the Leadership Development workshop is to give attendees a framework that allows them to look at their business – and how they work within it – with absolute clarity. That is:

    How actions impact on purpose (why I do what I do)
    How plans impact on outcomes (what I do makes this happen)
    How strategy impacts on reputation (how I do it defines my reputation)

    What you’ll achieve at the end of the workshop

    With clear leadership and direction, your business will be able to better build well-defined plans, clear communication channels and an ability to elicit change (as necessary) with an understanding throughout the business of what needs to be done, and by whom.

    Event details

    Time:
    9.30-12.30pm
    Forum:
    Business
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    Tuition House, 27 St Georges Road, Wimbledon London, London SW19 4EU
    Entry:
    90.00+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk