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February 2017

  • Wednesday 22nd

    Strategies for being more productive

    How to have a more productive working day

    A three-hour workshop full of practical tips and exercises to help business owners and leaders work more productively on the things that matter. This event, Strategies for being more Productive’ will help you to get focused on the handful of tasks that make a real difference to your business and set yourself up to achieve those tasks every day. You will come away with a better understanding of the foundations for a good day’s work and know how to play to your strengths and preferences especially when you need to tackle tricky tasks.
    Aims and Objectives

    Tackle overwhelm and procrastination by focusing on a small number of clear goals that matter most to you and your business;
    Break goals into achievable chunks and daily tasks so that you can make steady progress within your working day;
    Learn tips and strategies for being productive throughout the day, making the most of your energy and personal working style to get the most important work done;
    Understand how to lay the foundations for a good day’s work every day – sleep, exercise and nutrition, but also space for reflection and learning.

    What you’ll achieve at the end of the workshop

    By the end of the event, you’ll know how to have a better working day for you and your business. You’ll be able focus your time and attention better, feel more in control, and move ahead with your most important tasks.

    Your event worksheet will have plenty of space for you to write down notes and plans so you can take action immediately. It will also include reminders of the strategies covered during the event as well as hints and links to other useful resources and websites.

    Event details

    Time:
    9.30-12.30pm
    Forum:
    Business
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    Tuition House, 27 St Georges Road, Wimbledon London, London SW19 4EU
    Entry:
    90.00+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk
  • Wednesday 22nd

    Thinking of Starting a Business: Business Basics

    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:
    Ashworths Solicitors 12 Compton Road Wimbledon , London SW19 7QD
    Entry:
    30.00+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk
  • Thursday 16th

    Raynes Park Library-The Blue Cross: Dog Safety

    The Blue Cross:
    Dog Safety

    An informative and inspiring talk on who the Blue Cross is and the work they do, followed by a family friendly talk on how to be safe around dogs and keeping a happy, healthy dog as a pet.

    No booking necessary, just come along on the day.

    MERTON COUNCIL

    www.merton.gov.uk/libraries

    Raynes Park Library
    Thursday 16 February 2017 (1 – 2pm)

    Event details

    Time:
    1.00-2.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Raynes Park Library, Approach Road, Raynes Park, SW20 8BA
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Saturday 4th

    Baroque Masterpieces at St. Mary's Merton

    Saturday 4 February 2017 7.30pm

    St Mary’s is delighted to host the debut of Original Blend, a new Wimbledon-based specialist Baroque ensemble led by Susie Carpenter-Jacobs.

    Joining forces with The Choir of St Mary Merton, this concert will also feature Ian Tindale and Harriet Burns exploring repertoire from across the Baroque era.

    Don Quixote Telemann

    Nulla in mundo pax sincera Vivaldi

    Organ Concerto No.13

    (‘The Cuckoo and the Nightingale’) Handel

    Coronation Anthem No. 3

    (Let thy hand be strengthened) Handel

    Ian Tindale organ

    Harriet Burns soprano

    Original Blend

    Susie Carpenter-Jacobs leader

    The Choir of St Mary Merton

    Helen Smee conductor

    Adult £10.00 Child £5.00

    www.stmarysmertonchoir.com/concerts-at-st-mary-s/
    www.originalblend.org

    Event details

    Time:
    7.30-9.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    St Mary Merton, Church Path, Merton Park London SW19 3HJ
    Entry:
    Adult £10.00 Child £5.00
    Website:
    www.stmarysmertonchoir.com

January 2017

  • Monday 30th

    Raynes Park Library-Capoeira Classes

    FREE Capoeira Classes

    Capoeira is a Brazilian martial-art dance.
    It involves movement, singing, and playing instruments.

    Join us for free classes on Mondays at Raynes Park Library.

    Classes are suitable for everyone; all abilities are welcome!
    Please wear loose clothing and bring a bottle of water.

    MERTON COUNCIL
    www.merton.gov.uk/libraries

    Raynes Park Library

    Mondays (1.30 – 2.30pm)

    Paul McDermott
    Team Manager
    Raynes Park Library

    Merton Council
    020 8274 5718
    paul.mcdermott@merton.gov.uk

    www.merton.gov.uk

    Event details

    Time:
    1.30-2.30pm
    Forum:
    Health
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Raynes Park Library, Approach Road, Raynes Park, SW20 8BA
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Monday 30th

    Raynes Park Library-Storytimes & Rhymes

    Story Time & Rhymes

    Raynes Park Library

    Stories & Rhymes Mondays (10.30 – 11am)

    Story-time Tuesdays (11 – 11.30am)

    Stories & Rhymes Thursdays (10.30 – 11am)

    Stories & Rhymes Fridays (10.30 – 11.30am)

    Event details

    Time:
    10.30am
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Raynes Park Library, Approach Road, Raynes Park, SW20 8BA
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Thursday 26th

    Raynes Park Library-Mantra Singing and Vocal Sound Meditation

    Mantra Singing and Vocal Sound Meditation
    Sounds have a very deep impact on our physical and mental health. Many indigenous cultures have carried this knowledge for centuries and continue to use sound medicine as an integral part of their healing practices.

    Mantras are chants with easy tunes and lyrics, frequently repeated. Through singing mantras and vocal sound meditation we soothe our restless mind, bring balance to our body-mind-spirit and become centred. We experience the power of our voices and connecting directly with our soul.

    Classes are free. No singing experience is required. The idea is to find in your own voice a tool for well-being and self-healing.

    MERTON COUNCIL
    www.merton.gov.uk/libraries

    Raynes Park Library

    Thursdays (2.30 – 3.30pm)

    Event details

    Time:
    2.30-3.30pm
    Forum:
    Health
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Raynes Park Library, Approach Road, Raynes Park, SW20 8BA
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Wednesday 25th

    The Canons Development Consultation

    The Canons

    We have big plans for The Canons and would like to hear your views.

    We are developing plans for the green space, The Canons house and new café and community facilities.

    Please come along to The Canons house (next to the Leisure Centre) on Wednesday 25th January, drop in any time between 3pm and 7pm and let us know what you think over a cuppa.

    There will be an exhibition of the final design and interpretation proposals, and an opportunity to have input into how the community space will be used and the activities that will take place.

    The Canons, Madeira Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 4HD

    For more information contact Anne Jones, Community Engagement Officer: t. 020 8545 3469 e. anne.jones@merton.gov.uk

    Event details

    Time:
    3.00-7.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    The Canons, Madeira Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 4HD
  • Thursday 19th

    Twitter For Business

    Understand how to use Twitter to raise your business profile and boost your sales.

    Do you feel a bit of a twit about Twitter?

    Are you completely confused by this form of communication? Do you feel left in the dark about how Twitter might help your business? Fear not. This short, easy to follow, Twitter for Business workshop, will reveal all in plain English and help you decide if Twitter is for you or your business.

    This three hour Twitter for Business interactive course will cover:

    Why social media can be important to business
    Brief background and Twitter’s place in the social media landscape
    How Twitter works
    Developing a Twitter strategy
    An A-Z glossary of Twitter terms
    How to set up and run a Twitter account
    Tools of the trade that can make your use of Twitter more effective
    What content is best for Twitter
    General do’s and don’ts
    Question time

    Trainer: David Fernando is a partner with Terra Ferma Media, a social media and marketing agency with a client list that includes several high profile local businesses. David is an experienced trainer and presenter with over 26 years experience in print and online media.

    “Thank you for helping organise the Twitter for Business event; I found it really useful. Lots of food for thought!” Helen Ede, Rainbow Productions

    Event details

    Time:
    9.30-12.45pm
    Forum:
    Business
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    Tuition House, 27 St Georges Road, Wimbledon London, London SW19 4EU
    Entry:
    90.00
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk
  • Thursday 19th

    Emergency First Aid at Work

    This Emergency First Aid at Work, in the heart of central Wimbledon, is a HSE Approved Course, and is ideal for workplaces that present few health and safety risks.
    What you will learn?

    Basic life saving first aid and workplace health and safety regulations.
    Course Content:

    Health and safety (first aid) regulations
    Managing an incident
    The priorities of first aid
    Treatment of an unconscious casualty
    Resuscitation
    Shock
    Choking
    Seizures
    Bleeding
    Common workplace injuries.
    Assessment and certification – Continuous assessment by trainer

    “The Emergency first-aid at work course was excellent…not only was the course delivered locally, but with enough humour to keep us all amused whilst understanding the most serious concepts of human fragility.” – Ghigo Berni, San Lorenzo Fuoriporta
    Who should attend:

    Nominated emergency first aiders should attend or anyone wanting a comprehensive one day first aid.

    Event details

    Time:
    9.00-4.30pm
    Forum:
    Health
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    Tuition House, 27 St Georges Road, Wimbledon London, London SW19 4EU
    Entry:
    150.00+VAT
    Website:
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