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July 2018

  • 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:

    whitepoppies2018
    <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

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