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November 2019

  • Thursday 14th

    Wandle Industrial Museum 35th AGM

    Thursday 14th November 2019 at 7:30pm

    1st Floor Meeting Room Vestry Hall, London Road, Mitcham, Surrey CR4 3UD

    Guest Speaker:
    Fiona McKelvie from McBurney and Black “Textile Connections; Linen, Liberty and more.”

    Agenda
    1. Chairman’s Introduction
    2. Apologies for Absence
    3. Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting
    4. Matters Arising
    5. Chairman’s Annual Report and Operations Team Report
    6. Appointment of Officers & Members of the Ops Team 7. Presentation of Annual Accounts and Appointment of Reporting Accountant
    8. Any Other Business

    A light buffet and drinks will be provided from 7pm.

    Our speaker, Fiona McKelvie will speak after the main meeting.

    Event details

    Time:
    7.30-9.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    1st Floor Meeting Room, Vestry Hall, London Road, Mitcham, Surrey CR4 3UD
    Website:
    www.wandle.org.
  • Saturday 9th

    Wimbledon international Music Festival 2019 9-24 November

    The Festival opens with Haydn’s moving and hugely inventive depiction of the birth of the Universe, the ‘Creation’, featuring a ‘stellar’ trio of soloists, Kate Royal, Benjamin Hulett, Jonathan Lemalu, the London Mozart Players, and the Academy Choir flourishing under conductor Matthew Best.

    Cellist Matthew Barley comes together with top flight Indian musicians to explore the fascinating connections between music, mathematics, and architecture, ending their journey in Le Corbusier’s city of Chandigarh in the Punjab.

    The ‘Father of Numbers’, Pythagoras, will be looking over the shoulders of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and Xenakis several times during the Festival. Armonico Consort will be exploring the ‘spatial’ masterpieces of Renaissance Italy composed by Monteverdi, Gabrieli, Allegri, and Palestrina for the great acoustic and architectural spaces of Venice, Florence and Rome.

    One of the finest of ensemble groups, Calefax bring their breath-taking wind quintet to a concert with Matthew Barley. Violinist Christian Tetzlaff, who dazzled in a previous solo recital, returns with pianist Lars Vogt. The renowned Canadian pianist Louis Lortie comes with fellow Canadian Hélène Mercier in a dazzling concert of works for two pianos. Korean pianist, Sunwook Kim, Leeds First Prize-winner, previously denied us by British Border control, is finally among us, living in West Wimbledon and playing at the Festival.

    There’s plenty of fun and theatrics too: A spectacular Jazz-night ‘Swinging at the Cotton Club’ with the Lindy Hop Dance Company and The Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra; violinist Hugo Ticciati and the O/Modernt Ensemble get lost in musical Labyrinths; Walton’s ‘Façade’ has Richard Stilgoe and Patricia Hodge; dramatic mezzo-soprano Luciana Mancini, from Berlin Staatsoper, goes mad with Vivaldi; there are supertheatrics with Regent Opera’s updated version of Tosca.

    Event details

    Time:
    7.00-11.00am
    Forum:
    Health
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Various
    Entry:
    Varies.
    Website:
    https
  • Tuesday 5th

    Sonoro - Wimbledon's professional choir - concert in London- Tuesday 5 November, 6:00-7:00pm at St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate

    In No Strange Land: Choral Music by Martin Bussey

    Released next Friday, Sonoro’s latest album In No Strange Land: Choral Music by Martin Bussey is available to pre-order from Amazon, Apple Music and Resonus Classics.

    Please join us for the launch concert (free entry) on Tuesday 5 November, 6:00-7:00pm at St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3TL (next to Liverpool Street station). The early-evening performance will feature a selection of works from the album, plus a “meet the composer” session to illustrate the influences and inspirations behind the music.

    Choral music has long been at the heart of the distinguished musical career of composer Martin Bussey. On this disc we explore a broad range of Bussey’s sacred choral music with a captivating programme of world premiere recordings that at once presents a composer with passion and a unique voice.


    Wimbledon International Music Festival
    Saturday 16 November, 8:00pm
    St John’s Church, Wimbledon, London SW19 4NZ

    Sonoro joins violinist Hugo Ticciati and his ensemble O/Modernt for a programme with a unique twist: exploring musical labyrinths. This inventive programme from different ages and traditions is based around the idea of a labyrinth, with music that is full of twists and turns and sometimes reflecting the complexities of the composers’ emotions. We include music by Byrd, Monteverdi and Gesualdo, beginning our journey with the distinctive ‘wandering tones’ of Gregorian chant.

    Event details

    Time:
    6.00-9.00pm
    Forum:
    Health
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3TL
    Website:
    www.sonoromusic.com
  • Saturday 2nd

    Combat Stress 100 2 November 2019, 12.30 – 4.30pm

    Celebrating the centenary of Britain’s oldest military mental health charity.

    This unique event will feature:
    Heritage displays and archive film highlighting the true impact of combat on First World War troops and the foundation of support charities.

    Heritage displays, historic objects and an introduction to the Combat Stress 100 project.
    The UK premiere of a film which captures the compelling and heartrending stories of current military veterans – the camaraderie of basic training, front line fighting, developing post-traumatic stress disorder and their enduring strength in rebuilding their lives.

    Saturday 2 November, 12.30 – 4.30pm, Admission FREE Morden Library, London Road, Morden. Suitable for Over 16s

    For details: Tel. 020 8545 3239 or email: local.studies@merton.gov.uk

    Suitable for over 16s.
    Please be aware this film contains some upsetting descriptions of combat and trauma-related events and details the realities of living with a serious mental health issue.

    Event details

    Time:
    12.30-4.00pm
    Forum:
    Health
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Morden Library, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden SM4 5DX
  • Saturday 2nd

    Merton Playfest 2 November 2019

    SAT 2 NOV
    A call to all performing musicians
    Following the success of the inaugural PlayFest last year which was oversubscribed and which revealed some wonderful performing musicians in our community, PlayFest is back!

    WIMF is keen to encourage as many performing musicians to become known to, and to associate with, the Festival.

    On Saturday 2 November there will be a day of music making with a series of performances to informal audiences.
    We welcome the participation of both professionals and amateurs, in self-formed groups, or with piano or instrumental accompaniment, or solos.

    A day of informal music making St John’s Church,
    Spencer Hill, SW19 4NZ

    There will be 4 sessions of 2 hours:
    10.30am -12.30pm
    13.30pm – 15.30pm
    16.00pm – 18.00pm
    19.30pm – 21.30pm

    Performers should be Grade 5 or over

    Supported by a grant from Arts Council England

    Event details

    Time:
    10.30-9.30pm
    Forum:
    Education
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    St John’s Church, Spencer Hill, SW19 4NZ
    Website:
    https

October 2019

  • Tuesday 22nd

    An African Journey The Windrush generation and beyond. A talk by Barbara Ellis

    Black History Month talk
    An African Journey
    The creation of the Windrush generation, 1838-1948 and beyond.
    A talk by
    Barbara Ellis
    Morden Library Tuesday 22 October
    1-2pm

    Part of Merton Libraries Black History Month programme.
    This is scheduled to take place on the second floor of Morden Library at Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden

    Event details

    Time:
    12.00-1.00pm
    Forum:
    Education
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Morden Library, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden SM4 5DX
  • Tuesday 15th

    Tally Ho - The Golden Age of Coach and Horses talk 15 October 10.30am

    The streets around Merton once resounded to the sound of horses’ hooves and carriage wheels. Locally run coach firms played an important part in transporting people around Surrey and the Capital, both for work and leisure.

    Discover more about the golden age of coach travel at this talk by Michael Norman-Smith of Merton U3A.

    Tuesday 15 October, 10.30am – 12 noon.

    West Barnes Library,Station Road, New Malden. KT3 6JF

    Admission FREE.

    Tel.020 8545 3239

    Event details

    Time:
    9.30-11.00am
    Forum:
    Transport
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    West Barnes Library, Station Road, New Malden. KT3 6JF
  • Sunday 13th

    Wimbledon BookFest 3 - 13 October 2019

    Wimbledon BookFest returns to the common from 3 – 13 October 2019

    Full list of events at

    https://www.wimbledonbookfest.org/Events/EventsCalendar2019.aspx

    Event details

    Time:
    8.00-9.00pm
    Forum:
    Education
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Big tent Wimbledon Common
    Entry:
    Varies
    Website:
    https
  • Sunday 6th

    Mozart Fortepiano concertos at New Malden

    Sunday 6 October 3pm concert.
    John Irving fortepiano
    with
    Original Blend chamber orchestra.
    Piano concertos by Mozart, in B flat, K.238 and C, K.246.

    Event details

    Time:
    2.00-4.00pm
    Forum:
    Miscellaneous
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    New Malden Methodist Church
    Entry:
    Retiring collection
    Website:
    https
  • Saturday 5th

    Meet the Authors event - 5 October 2019

    Merton Arts Space, Wimbledon Library on Saturday 5 October, 2 – 4pm.

    Timed to coincide with Wimbledon Bookfest, “Meet the Authors” will give you the opportunity to hear presentations from a number of local history authors, as well as the chance to ask questions, buy books and get signed copies.

    The following authors will be taking part:

    Kathy Atherton: Kathy has written a number of books on Dorking History and is also an expert on women’s suffrage. Her most recent title “Suffragette Planners and Plotters” was released this year and tells the story of Emmeline and Frederick Pethick Lawrence of the Women’s Social & Political Union.

    Hugh Morgan: Hugh is a member of Cycling UK and has written a book about a long-serving cycle retailer, A W Cycles, based in Merton for over 100 years. He is also knowledgeable about Wimbledon suffragette, Rose Lamartine Yates and the links between cycling and women’s suffrage.

    Clive Whichelow: Clive has written about many local history topics from pubs and ghosts, to Wimbledon Common and local highwaymen. His latest book, recently released, tells the story of Merton Park Film Studios.

    Jeff Brooks: Jeff has written two fascinating books about the history and social history of Tooting & Mitcham Football Club, including “We Wuz Robbed” – a book about the 1959 season that was released at the end of last year.

    Event details

    Time:
    1.00-3.00pm
    Forum:
    Education
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Merton Arts Space