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May 2018

  • 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

April 2018

  • Saturday 21st

    Jigsaw Players' Concert Series present: Violatastic!

    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.

    The Jigsaw Players’ Concert Series present a celebration of the viola’s sumptuous sonority through diverse repertoire ranging from Purcell to Lowry, presented by world-class performers: Jenny Lewisohn, Tetsuumi Nagata, Emmanuella Reiter & special guest Principal Viola of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Andriy Viytovych.

    Event details

    Time:
    7.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    Emmanuella Reiter
    Venue:
    St Matthew's Church, Durham Road, Raynes Park, London SW20 0DE
    Entry:
    Full: £15, Concessions £12, Students £5, Free under 18s
    Website:
    www.jigsawplayers.co.uk
  • Thursday 5th

    Local Elections 2018 Hustings

    Hustings: Local Elections 2018

    MVSC is organising a hustings meeting for the May 2018 local elections.

    We are pleased to announce that Councillor Stephen Alambritis, Leader of the Labour group and Councillor Oonagh Moulton, Leader of the Conservative group – who will be contesting the elections to form the next administration for Merton Council – have accepted the invitation to attend.

    The focus of the meeting will be on their commitments and manifesto pledges working with and supporting the voluntary and community sector in Merton, particularly the sector’s role in providing services for local residents.

    Please book your place for this public meeting for the voluntary and community, faith and social enterprise sector.

    We will send more information soon with details of how you could participate, including the opportunity to submit questions for the leaders in advance.

    Thursday 5th April 2018
    6pm – 8pm
    Vestry Hall, 336-338 London Road, Mitcham, CR4 3UD
    Booking is essential: https://www.mvsc.co.uk/civicrm/event/register?id=1413&reset=1

    Telephone: 020 8685 1771
    email: info@mvsc.co.uk

    Event details

    Time:
    6.00-8.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Vestry Hall, 336-338 London Road, Mitcham, CR4 3UD
    Website:
    www.mvsc.co.uk

March 2018

  • Saturday 3rd

    Deeds Not Words

    A forthcoming event which forms part of our programme to mark the centenary of votes for women in the UK. It is also the borough’s contribution to BBC Civilisations, a season of programming across the BBC (TV, radio, online) including a major series on BBC Two and a festival of related events around the country.

    “Deeds Not Words” will take place at Merton Arts Space on Saturday 3 March from 2:30 to 4:30pm.

    It will be an open discussion about the impact of women’s suffrage on life in the UK. Using archive film, displays and artefacts, we will consider how much has really changed for UK women over the past century and the media portrayal of women in politics and the public eye.

    We are very fortunate to have a range of guest speakers including:
    • Gwyn Redgers, Merton U3A (an experienced debater, who will chair the session)
    • Dr. Stella Moss, Cultural and social historian, Royal Holloway, University of London.
    • Kathy Atherton, author and women’s suffrage historian, Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre.
    • Philippa Bilton, close relative of suffragette Emily Wilding Davison.

    We are also keen for audience members to participate in the discussion by sharing their thoughts on this subject.

    This is a free event but bookings should be made via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/deeds-not-words-tickets-42629353544?aff=es2 or by contacting Merton Heritage Centre, Tel. 02085453239, email: local.studies@merton.gov.uk

    Event details

    Time:
    2.30-4.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Merton Arts Space, Wimbledon Library, 35 Wimbledon Hill Road, London SW19 7NB
    Website:
    www.eventbrite.co.uk

January 2018

  • Saturday 27th

    Original Blend Baroque ensemble Concert

    Original Blend is a Wimbledon-based baroque ensemble directed by Susie Carpenter-Jacobs.

    Our next concert is on Saturday 27th January 2018 at 7.30pm, at St Mary’s Merton, Church Lane, Merton Park, SW19 3HJ, when in conjunction with St Mary’s Occasional Singers we will be performing beautiful choral and instrumental music from the English baroque repertoire. Music by Purcell, Gibbons, Cornysh, and Handel.

    Tickets are available from:

    https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/449754

    More information on Original Blend at:

    https://www.originalblend.org

    Event details

    Time:
    7.30-9.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    St Mary's Merton, Church Lane, Merton Park, SW19 3HJ
    Website:
    www.originalblend.org
  • Friday 12th

    From Pasture to Platform (The remarkable story of Wimbledon Station)

    From Pasture to Platform

    The remarkable story of Wimbledon Station

    A tale of development from pasture to platform and to what became ‘New Wimbledon’

    A not-to-be-missed exhibition for railway buffs opens at the Museum of Wimbledon on Friday 12 January.

    It charts the history of Wimbledon Station from its beginning as a couple of isolated buildings in the middle of farm land, up to 1930 when ‘New Wimbledon’ – the area known now as the town centre became a well developed residential complex with convenient access to central London and complete with the shops, warehouses and eateries necessary for suburban living.

    The Exhibition reveals photographic images and anecdotes plus a display of model engines, carriages, metal signs, signals and a mock-up of the original ticket office.

    The story of the station – one of the the initial ‘wonders of Wimbledon’ tells of Heath Robinson style signalling, unfortunate accidents and dramatic discomfort for the early traveller.

    Norman Plastow Gallery
    Museum of Wimbledon
    22 Ridgway
    Wimbledon SW19 4QN

    Fridays: 12:30 to 2:00pm

    Saturdays: 2:30 to 5:00pm

    Sundays: 11:00am to 5:00pm

    Sponsored by Hillier Associates Architecture www.hillierassociates.com

    Event details

    Time:
    12.00-5.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Museum of Wimbledon SW19 4QN
    Website:
    www.wimbledonmuseum.org.uk

December 2017

  • Tuesday 19th

    Public Consultation: White Hart Site Re-Development, Kingston Road

    The Rutlish Foundation invites you to a public exhibition of design proposals for a mixed-use development at the White Hart pub next to the tramlines in Kingston Road.

    Please join us for complimentary wine and mince pies and to find out more about plans for this site, at our event taking place at The Old Rutlishian’s Club from 5pm to 8.30pm on Tuesday 19 December 2017.

    Old Rutlishians Association
    The Clubhouse, Poplar Road
    Merton Park SW19 3JS

    The purpose of this exhibition is to inform, consult and gather feedback from the local community on a proposed two-phase development, which is currently at the pre-planning stage.

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

    Information and feedback forms will also be accessible at www.marcus-beale.com/projects/white-hart after the event, on the 20th of December

    We look forward to welcoming you to our exhibition and hearing your views. In the meantime, please email any questions to mba@marcus-beale.co.uk.

    Follow the Rutlish Foundation’s twitter account for latest updates: @RutlishFound

    Event details

    Time:
    5.00-8.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Old Rutlishians Association: The Clubhouse, Poplar Road Merton Park SW19 3JS
    Website:
    www.marcus-beale.co.uk
  • Monday 18th

    SwimWay Holiday Intensive Swimming Courses

    Children’s Holiday Crash Courses

    Due to the tremendous popularity of our previous Intensive Holiday Swimming Lessons, SwimWay will be providing our Children’s Holiday Crash Courses in the Holidays.

    CLICK THE LINKS BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SPECIFIC TIMES/DATES/PRICES AT EACH POOL:

    Balham (http://www.swimway.co.uk/availability-prices-dates/balham-tooting-bec)
    East Sheen (http://www.swimway.co.uk/availability-prices-dates/east-sheen-gordon-avenue)
    Kensington (http://www.swimway.co.uk/availability-prices-dates/kensington-high-street)
    Putney (http://www.swimway.co.uk/availability-prices-dates/putney-luttrell-avenue)
    Wimbledon (http://www.swimway.co.uk/availability-prices-dates/wimbledon)

    The lessons will be provided on a 1:1 or 1:2 lesson basis for half an hour each day and are suitable for beginners as well as more experienced swimmers for children aged 2 years and up (note that children between the ages of 2-3 years can only swim in a 1:1 lesson).

    These holiday swimming lessons are very popular and a great way to introduce your child to our lessons, develop skills they are already learning, improve stroke technique, keep active and have fun!

    To find out more about SwimWay Swimming Lessons in London including, locations, prices and availability, contact us now!

    TELEPHONE: 0208 871 3972
    EMAIL: info@swimway.co.uk
    WEB: www.swimway.co.uk

    Event details

    Time:
    9.00-6.00pm
    Forum:
    Education
    Posted by:
    Will SwimWay
    Venue:
    Various SwimWay Locations
    Entry:
    1:1 Lessons @ £49.00 per half hour class // 1:2 lessons @ £33.50 per child, per half hour class
  • Friday 15th

    Local History Sale

    Whether you are a history enthusiast, or need a gift for someone special—this sale promises something for everyone.

    Sale items include Merton history books, historic maps, postcards, souvenirs and special offers.

    Merton Heritage Centre
    2nd floor, Morden Library
    Merton Civic Centre
    London Road, Morden SM4 5DX

    Sarah Gould
    Service Manager (Heritage & Local Studies)
    020 8545 3239

    Event details

    Time:
    10.00-4.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Morden Library, 2nd floor, London Road, Morden SM4 5DX
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk