Charity Fun Run
This year we are very excited to support the Royan Hospital for Neuro-disability 5 or 10k Fun Run taking place on 10 August 2013, to raise money for the Hospital. Click here for more.
Wimbledon Light Opera Society
WLO is returning to Wimbledon Theatre with a production of the stunning musical 'Anything Goes' from Wednesday 12 June to Saturday 15th. Evenings at 7:30 with matinees at 2:30 on Thursday and Saturday. Tickets will be on sale from Wimbledon Theatre at a later date.
Wimbledon Art Studios – Riverside Road, SW17
Save the Date Thursday 16th May 2013 to Sunday 19th May for the next opportunity to visit the Studios and see a wide ranging collection of artistic talent. This will provide a rare and exciting opportunity to interact with over 140 artists in their own individual creative spaces and buy art directly from them. Showcasing work from the UK’s newest emerging talent to the well known & established, visitors can experience many of the creative disciplines including painting, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, photography, printmaking and furniture design. Opening times 2 pm to 10 pm Thursday and Friday with free parking in the Wimbledon Stadium, 11 am to 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Further information visit the website www.wimbledonartstudios.co.uk or ring Emma Campbell – 020 8947 1183.
The Ski Club of Great Britain
The Bar and Library at the Ski Club of Great Britain, Church Road is one of Wimbledon Village’s best kept secrets.
Behind the façade, the first floor Library and Bar is large enough for a private or corporate buffet, drinks reception or party for up to 130 guests, and intimate enough for a sit down meal from 10-25guests, we can also help you with the name of caterer or you can bring in your own caterer.
We can do meetings for up to 20 boardroom style or theatre style for 80, all the meeting equipment you would need and wifi as well.
There is also an enclosed patio leading off from the area (this is a designated smoking area).
Our bar is stocked with wines, beers and spirits all at very keen prices and we are happy to run a cash, account or part account-cash bar for your event.
For more information or a show round please contact Maggie Colpus on 020 8410 2016 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Village News – Matters of concern
20 Minute free parking
For those who may not have seen it, the Council have apparently instructed their traffic officials to allow vehicles displaying the 10 minute free P & D ticket a further 10 minutes free. This applies to the Village and to Wimbledon Park. All the usual exclusions apply. Users are advised to check!
“Wimbledon Civic Theatre Trust
Our most ambitious project “A Dickens of a Life” involving more than 250 young people from our community took place on the main stage of New Wimbledon Theatre this summer to celebrate the bicentenary of Charles Dickens. It was the culmination of an extensive six month outreach programme across 7 local schools and community groups in Merton. It was incorporated into the curriculum of the participating schools and taught new skills, both technical and social including puppetry, circus skills, marketing, back stage skills and of course performance. In addition we have run three very successful projects for disadvantaged young people including one for students identified as having communication difficulties, one for students with behavioural difficulties from a pupil referral unit and an anger management project for young people with learning difficulties.
We plan three more similar projects for later in the year.
The Holly Lodge Centre
The Holly Lodge Centre is based in Richmond Park and is first and foremost an educational centre for children and adults with special needs – both physical and intellectual.