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December 2009

  • Thursday 10th

    Wimbledon Christmas Market

    Wimbledon’s Piazza will provide the venue for The World Goods and Food Market featuring a great range of ‘exotic’ foods, drink, crafts, clothing, jewellery, home furnishings and accessories. For example the taste buds of hungry visitors will be tickled with ready to eat Caribbean jerk pork and chicken together served with spiced rice and dumplings. Alternatively, you could try freshly cooked Paella from Spain or traditional South American cooking from Peru.

    For those wishing to take food home with them there will be a number of stalls selling high quality foods such as French Cheese, Pate, Bread from the organic Flour Power Bakery based in London selling traditional breads and pastries (made from a range of European recipes), Turkish Olives, Dried Fruits, Baklava, Italian Salamis and not forgetting some traditional English ales and ciders and great fresh free range meats from Lincolnshire.

    Paul Kennedy – director of Market Square Group the World Market Operator puts the success of the market down to the universal appeal that it holds “Our job is to create original themed markets with a team of traders that are selling products of excellent quality and originality. To form our World Market, we actively seek out that which is ‘unusual’ and often, some might say, ‘exotic’.

    Event details

    Time:
    9.00-6.00pm
    Forum:
    Miscellaneous
    Posted by:
    Tracy Francis
    Venue:
    The Piazza, Wimbledon
  • Wednesday 9th

    Wimbledon Community Forum Wednesday 9 December 2009

    Wimbledon Community Forum meeting at Mansel Road Centre includes council leader David Williams coming to answer questions about the council’s policies and services, an update on waste and street cleaning services, station forecourt update and the soapbox.

    Event details

    Time:
    7.15-9.15pm
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Mansel Road Centre, Mansel Road, SW19 4AA
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Saturday 5th

    Music for the Feast Day of St Nicholas

    Merton Abbey Opera presents a Classical Christmas offering including selections from the St Nicholas Mass by Joseph Haydn and the St Nicholas Cantata by Benjamin Britten, motets by Felix Mendelssohn and more.

    Event details

    Time:
    7.30-9.00pm
    Forum:
    Miscellaneous
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Christ Church Colliers Wood
    Entry:
    £7.50/£6.00 concessions

November 2009

  • Thursday 26th

    Wimbledon Winter Wonderland

    The celebration of the start of the festive season – Christmas is open in Wimbledon. An evening of fun for all the family with street music and entertainers, refreshment and trading stalls, a parade that walks from Compton Road to Kings Road and a spectacular firework display from the rooftop of Centre Court.

    Sponsorship packages for local businesses just £100 for which you have your logo and contact details in the special Winter Wonderland issue of the Wimbledon Guardian, your website and logo on the town centre website on the Wonderland page for a whole 12 months, all included in the price – and don’t forget that warm festive feeling you’ll get knowing that you’ve given something to the community!

    If you would like to get involved in any way, please give me a call on 020 8337 8098 / 07973 987779 or email me at tracy@wimbledontowncentre.co.uk

    Tracy Francis
    Wimbledon Town Centre Manager

    Event details

    Time:
    5.00-8.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    Tracy Francis
    Venue:
    Wimbledon Town Centre
    Website:
    www.wimbledontowncentre.co.uk
  • Thursday 26th

    Talking Points at St. Mark's

    Tina Beattie speaking on “The End of Religion: The Challenge of the New Atheists”.
    Tina is a lecturer at Roehampton University and she will look at the rise of the new atheists and whether they pose a credible challenge to established religions today.
    Open meeting – all are welcome

    Event details

    Time:
    1.00-2.00pm
    Forum:
    Education
    Posted by:
    Richard Sewell
    Venue:
    St. Mark's Church, St. Mark's Place
    Entry:
    free
  • Tuesday 24th

    Proposed New Health Centre at Raynes park

    Neighbouring ward councillors will be holding a meeting for residents to hear about and discuss plans for a proposed new Health Centre in Raynes Park at Selsey House and 1 Lambton Road. (Planning application 09/P2080. Come along and have your say.)

    You can view the designs here:
    http://planning.merton.gov.uk/MVM/Online/Generic/StdDetails.aspx?PT=Plan…

    Event details

    Time:
    7.30-8.30pm
    Forum:
    Health
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    St Matthew's Church, Durham Road, Raynes Park, SW20 0DE
  • Tuesday 24th

    From Recession to Recovery

    THE LOCAL CONFERENCE OF THE YEAR FOR BUSINESS LEADERS

    Most people would say that you have to go to central London and pay central London prices if you want to attend a good quality conference, and they would be right. . . until now.

    Merton Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce an event for business leaders bringing you expert speakers, renowned in their field, to a local venue.

    Held in the delightful setting of Wimbledon Park Golf Club, we hope you will take this opportunity to listen to the experts and network with other local business leaders to support you in driving your business through recession to recovery.

    Our speakers are a mixture of business leaders who have become household names as well as practitioners who have substantial experience in driving businesses to success:

    MORNING SESSION:
    Josephine Fairley – founder of Green & Black’s
    Jane Bromley
    Andrew Myall

    LUNCH

    AFTERNOON SESSION:
    Nick Hewer – Sir Alan’s right hand man on The Apprentice
    Mike Smith
    Christine Tebbutt

    For full event details please go to: www.mertonchamber.co.uk/leadership
    To book your place please to the the Chamber website at: www.mertonchamber.co.uk/events
    Or call us on 020 8944 5501 for more details.
    Through Sponsorship from Valpak we are now delighted to offer clients a £50 discount on their places. Original prices were:
    £199+vat for Chamber Members / £299+vat for non-Members

    Event details

    Time:
    9.00-4.00pm
    Forum:
    Business
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    Wimbledon Park Golf Club
    Entry:
    £149+vat Chamber Members / £249+vat non-Members
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk
  • Sunday 22nd

    Wimbledon Music Festival - St. CECILIA'S DAY SPECIAL EVENT - RAPHAEL WALLFISCH cello

    St. CECILIA’S DAY SPECIAL EVENT, including food and wine

    RAPHAEL WALLFISCH cello

    J.S. Bach : The Complete Cello Suites
    A rare opportunity to experience perhaps the greatest works ever written for the cello, played by a master.

    Tickets are strictly limited to 65 in the beautiful music room built for King George IV, so early booking is advised for this very special event.”

    “Raphael Wallfisch’s Bach interpretations seem effortless and natural. From the start he displayed an intensity and a depth of tone and interpretation. He gave the music creative form with vital, urgent and full-blooded, yet noble expression.

    His perceptive, almost spiritual phrasing produced an immensely rich sound. Wallfisch’s playing is unselfconscious and expressive, and displays a phenomenal technique. The individual movements flow naturally, nothing is forced or rigid. At the same time his music has a finely shaded and breathtakingly beautiful sound, even to the smallest detail.

    His interpretation demonstrated that the suites are less an introverted dialogue with the human spirit, but rather dances full of vitality, the sensuousness of which he conveyed with obvious gusto. Yet Wallfisch also let his audience feel the underlying metaphysical elements in these dances in his interpretation of the Sarabandes – sometimes transparent and ethereal, sometimes questing, sometimes elegiac or in a state of total introspection.

    In addition to all this, the guests experienced the humanity and naturalness of the artist in person, whom they were able to meet during the concert interval. The audience was thrilled and thanked him with a standing ovation.” Aargauer Zeitung

    Event details

    Time:
    6.30-10.30pm
    Forum:
    Education
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Southside House
    Entry:
    TICKETS: £65 reservations only - including wine on arrival, food and wine during interval
    Website:
    www.wimbledonmusicfestival.co.uk
  • Saturday 21st

    Wimbledon Music Festival NIKOLAI DEMIDENKO

    Nikolai Demidenko – piano
    Bach-Liszt:Fantasia and Fugue in G minor
    Schubert:Sonata in D Op 53 D 850
    Mussorgsky:‘Pictures from an Exhibition’
    Recognized as a master of the Russian repertoire he will be performing Mussorgsky’s great masterpiece.

    “Demidenko’s razor-sharp articulacy and immaculate dexterity are complemented by the finest musical grace and individuality … never less than thought-provoking and intensely musical” Gramophone

    Nikolai Demidenko’s passionate pianism has placed him at the forefront of today’s international virtuosi, and he is in demand worldwide. He is known for his exceptionally virtuosity, with huge dynamic range, allied to rare poetry and spirituality.

    Event details

    Time:
    7.30-10.30pm
    Forum:
    Education
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Great Hall, Kings College School
    Entry:
    TICKETS: reserved £25.00 & £20.00, unreserved £15.00, students reserved £10.00, unreserved £5.00
    Website:
    www.wimbledonmusicfestival.co.uk
  • Saturday 21st

    Wimbledon Music Festival 'CORNO DI BASSETTO'

    TIMOTHY WEST plays George Bernard Shaw as a music critic

    Timothy West

    Towards the end of his life, when he was eighty, Shaw compiled a volume of his music criticisms, and prefaced it with a long autobiographical piece, one of his most self-revealing works. As he searches through his writings, quoting from pieces he wrote in his youth, he makes revealing observations about himself, and the changed musical landscape as it developed from late romanticism in the 1880s, through the a-tonal revolution, to idioms quite unknown to the young Corno di Bassetto.

    Many consider GBS’s early writings as a music critic to be amongst the most witty and engaging of all his works.

    This is a once only opportunity especially created for Timothy West and the Festival

    Event details

    Time:
    2.30-4.00pm
    Forum:
    Education
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Wimbledon College Theatre
    Entry:
    TICKETS: reserved £20 Rows 1-7 ; £15 Rows 8-14
    Website:
    www.wimbledonmusicfestival.co.uk