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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
  • Monday 4th

    Spotlight on Current Affairs

    One of the Merton U3A Current Affairs groups invites you to join in an informal but informed discussion on a range of topical events and issues.

    Organised by:
    U3A
    The University of the third age
    “never stop learning”

    Morden Library (2nd floor)
    Monday 4 December
    14:00—16:00pm

    Merton Libraries
    www.merton.gov.uk/libraries
    020 8274 5718

    Event details

    Time:
    2.00-4.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Morden Library, 2nd floor, London Road, Morden SM4 5DX

November 2017

  • Wednesday 29th

    Wandle Meetup

    We are inviting everyone with an interest in the Wandle to our meetup on 29th November where we can:

    -meet other Wandle enthusiasts and enjoy a buffet meal together

    -celebrate the achievements of this year’s Wandle Fortnight

    -hear from local groups who contributed to Wandle Fortnight

    -debate how to make Wandle Fortnight even more successful in 2018 and beyond

    -discuss how Wandle Valley Forum can best collaborate with our diverse network of over 120 community groups and other organisations.

    The Wandle Meetup is free thanks to the support of the Living Wandle Landscape Partnership.

    Location:

    Pavilion @ BedZED

    24A Sandmartin Way

    Hackbridge

    SM6 7DF

    Event details

    Time:
    6.30-9.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Pavilion@BedZED Hackbridge SM6 7DF
    Website:
    www.eventbrite.co.uk
  • Wednesday 29th

    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:
    9.00-1.00pm
    Forum:
    Business
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    TBC
    Entry:
    30.00+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk
  • Tuesday 21st

    The Human Face of War: Tales of Merton's First World War combatants

    From flying aces and Navy stokers, to casualties of Gallipoli and heroes of the Somme—this illustrated talk by Heritage Officer, Sarah Gould, will reveal the life stories of local First World War combatants.

    As part of the West Barnes Library local history group programme, Sarah is due to give a talk at the library based on the life stories of some of Merton’s First World War combatants – this links to the Borough’s Remembrance programme.

    21 November, 10:30am to 12 noon

    Admission Free

    Further information: 020 8545 3239

    Event details

    Time:
    10.30-11.59am
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    West Barnes Library, Station Road, New Malden. KT3 6JF
    Website:
    merton.gov.uk
  • Friday 17th

    The Art of Reading

    TEACHERS EVENT

    (Primarily aimed at teachers but might also be of interest to community organisations working with children and young people. The focus is on methods for inspiring a love of reading).

    Teachers in Merton, mingle and join in some fun, useful activities with a free glass or wine!

    Reading is just the beginning! Develop some creative techniques to inspire reading back in the classroom.

    All you will need to bring is yourself and your interests.

    Free; drop-in, no booking required.

    Location:
    Merton Arts Space, Wimbledon Library
    35 Wimbledon Hill Road,
    Wimbledon
    London SW19 7NB

    Any questions? email: anna.nunhofer@merton.gov.uk

    Event details

    Time:
    5.30-7.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Merton Arts Space, Wimbledon Library