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Wimbledon Guild - Merton Live

 

Wimbledon Guild and New Wimbledon Theatre

Present:

MERTON LIVE

SATURDAY 26TH JANUARY 2019

 

Wimbledon Guild, the local charity that supports people across Merton, and New Wimbledon Theatre are holding a brand-new community event on Saturday 26 January from 10am-5pm to celebrate local talent in Merton.

 

Merton Live! will showcase a plethora of local bands, dance, drama and gymnastics groups with performances throughout the day at one of London’s biggest theatres. In addition, the theatre will be throwing open its doors for ticket-holders to explore this historic building with backstage tours and a host of theatre related activities for all the family including: workshops; dressing up in theatre costumes; face painting; insight to technical side of the theatre; arts and crafts; treasure hunt; food and drink, plus lots more.

 

Already confirmed to perform on the day are: DanceMode Mitcham; Merton Gymnastics Club; Rock Choir; RR6 Band; Rutlish School; The Study Wimbledon; Urban Dance City; Wimbledon High School; ; Wimbledon Stagecoach and Wimbledon Village School of Dance.

 

This family day out will help to raise money to aid the vital work Wimbledon Guild does to support local people in Merton who are experiencing social isolation and loneliness.

 

Tickets for the event offer superb value at just £4.50 adults, £2.50 child and under 3’s go free.

 

Merton Live! will be one of the charity’s main fundraising events of 2019 and comes at a time when the charity is seeing an increase in the number of people seeking their support, as Wendy Pridmore, chief executive, explains:

 

We are delighted that through Merton Live! we will be able to showcase local talent and provide a feel-good winter warmer event on a cold and rainy January weekend.

 

However, New Wimbledon Theatre and Wimbledon Guild have also developed this event for a more serious reason. A recent Arts Council survey highlighted that over 76% of older people felt that cultural and creative activities were key to making them feel happy

 

Wendy Pridmore concludes: “I am sure Merton Live! will be a wonderful day out for all ages and I look forward to welcoming people from across the borough who will be entertained and impressed by the young talent we have on our doorstep.”

 

Find out more  here 

Wimbledon Cancer Friendship Group

ABOUT US 

Offers friendship, information and a listening ear to anyone affected by any cancer. 

http://wimbledoncancerfriendshipgroup.blogspot.com/

We hold evening talks every second Thursday of the month from 7:30-9pm

At our free evening talks, we invite professionals to speak on topics ranging from:

  • nutrition, exercise, 
  • relaxation,
  • counselling,

to:

  • complementary therapies and
  • other local cancer support services. 

Our drop-in meetings are every fourth Thursday of the month from 3.15-4.30 pm. 

 Please, come and join us at the Social Centre Lounge, Wimbledon Guild, 30/32 Worple Road, Wimbledon SW19 4EF. Or contact one of our volunteers using the link above.

The Men of Raynes Park, 1914-18

The Men of Raynes Park, 1914-18 Armistice Exhibition 

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the WWI Armistice, an exhibition about the lives of the men from Raynes Park who fought and died in the Great War of 1914-18 will be launched at St Saviour's Church on October 27th. 

Ninety-seven men from the Parish are named on the war memorial in the church grounds next to Grand Drive.   The exhibition will explore the history of Raynes Park and the Parish of St Saviour's, how the memorial came into being, and who the 97 men were, where they lived, where they died, the battles they fought and some of their remarkable stories. A poem has also been specially written for the occasion. 

The exhibition launch event will be at 2.15 pm on Saturday October 27th.  

The aim is to create an understanding and appreciation of the lives of the men commemorated on the memorial and the sacrifices they made.   A number of guest speakers will provide context and background stories to the exhibition.  These include Sarah Gould, Head of Merton Heritage, and representatives of the families of Thomas Mewburn Crook, the original sculptor of the memorial, and Wing Commander Frank Brock, a director of the Brock Firework Company, who died in a daring raid on Zeebrugge in April 1918. 

All residents of Raynes Park, and others who have an interest, are warmly invited to this occasion.  Visitors are advised to arrive early and either walk or use public transport as parking space is limited and there will still be disruption along Grand Drive. 

Over the last 100 years, the names on the memorial have been gradually eroded.  The St Saviour's Parochial Church Council plans to restore the memorial subject to the necessary permissions being granted and hopes to achieve this in the Spring of 2019.  St Saviour's priest-in-charge, Reverend Peter Kelley, will outline progress on this at the exhibition launch.  If anyone would like to make a contribution towards the costs of the Memorial Project, or a pledge to support the restoration should funds be required, please contact the St Saviour's church wardens at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Following the launch, the exhibition will be open until Remembrance Day at various times.  Please check. 

Peter Hutton

West Barnes Library - Latest Events

West Barnes Library in Motspur Park

Check out the updated Friends of West Barnes Library website at www.friendsowbl.org.uk. 

Volunteers needed

Can you spare a couple of hours occasionally? West Barnes Library urgently needs more volunteers to help at a range of levels to assist staff. You could be helping keep the library open for the people of Motspur Park. Training will be given. For details and to apply, please ask at the counter. 

The FoWBL Events team are looking for volunteers to organise events and to come up with some new ideas.   If you are interested in helping please contact the Friends at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.friendsowbl.org.uk

Up-Coming Events 

Click here to link to the latest Monthly Activities

Click here for the latest West Barnes Library Newsletter

 

 

 

 

Holy Cross Church - Cafe

A new Pop-up Café at Holy Cross Church 

Holy Cross Church is opening a pop- up cafe on October 6th and from then onwards it will be held on the first Saturday of the month.  The Café will be open from 10.00am to 12.00pm and will be serving tea, coffee, cake and soft drinks. It’s so good to meet and chat we hope you will come.  All are welcome.  For more details contact Sally Pusey, Parish Administrator.

Merton Ladies' Fitclub

CLASSES ON TUESDAY AND THURSDAYS

The Residents' Pavilion, 129 Grand Drive, SW209LY 

mornings every week on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Pay as you go! 

Join Najat for this fun, affordable, effective fitness class! 

NEW - from February 2017 - PILATES CLASSES

Najat is a mother of 3 young children and has over 15 years experience teaching exercise classes and personal training.

Member of The Register of Exercise Professionals.

Specialist in Ante & Postnatal exercise! (Babies in buggies very welcome to the morning classes).

To help you feel Firm, Fit and Fabulous in 2015!

Workout with like minded ladies in a fun, outdoor, social environment. 

Call or text  07779591558 to reserve your space or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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