The Society usually plans a wide range of activities, including lectures and walks curated by local experts and visits to historic houses and gardens. We also put together a comprehensive events diary for activities planned by a wide range of local groups.
Because of the uncertainty caused by the current coronavirus emergency we are uncertain as to when it will be possible to fully restart these events but rest assured we are working on this and as soon as the situation is safe and government regulations and guidance allows we will resume these activities.
Annual General Meeting and Talk
Saturday, 18th September 2021 at Wimbledon Park Hall, 170 Arthur Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 8AQ at 5pm
(subject to any Government Covid-19 Restrictions in place at that time – wearing of face masks is optional).
AGM of The Wimbledon Society, Company No. 9818707, registered Charity No. 1164261
- Minutes of the previous AGM held on 3 October 2020
- To receive and adopt the Report of the Trustees and Financial Statements for 2020
- To receive the Chairman’s Report for 2020 (previously circulated)
- To elect the President and any Vice Presidents, and to elect the Officers of the Society
- To elect the following as Directors of the Company: Jeremy Hudson, Asif Malik, Iain Simpson
- To elect the other Trustees of the Society
- To re-appoint the Independent Examiners, Hartley Fowler
- To approve Wimbledon Society’s “Strategy Statement” (previously circulated)
- To transact any other business proper to an Annual General Meeting
Refreshments will be available
At the conclusion of the AGM, a talk will be given by Diane Neil Mills, Chair of the Commons’ Conservators
In the meantime, and following Government Guidelines, the Society is organising a small number of live events this Summer/Autumn, which have restricted places. Details will be sent to members with the Newsletter and/or by email.
The Society is pleased to announce an active programme of online events for members. We feel these will provide some cheer and all without the need to leave your comfortable armchair.
There is no charge. Don’t worry if you cannot come at the date and time shown – the event will be recorded and available on our website after the event.
Art In The Park
(Organised by The Friends of Cannizaro Park)
19th September 2021 11am – 5pm
You’re invited to a new community arts festival taking place on Sunday 19th September in the heart of Cannizaro Park. Continuing a rich history of art displays in the park’s beautiful landscape, Art in the Park is a unique new event not to be missed!
Supported by Viking, the award-winning cruise line, Art in the Park combines masterclasses for adults of all artistic abilities, free and paid family friendly workshops, a sculpture trail and, in collaboration with Merton Arts Fair, an art fair showcasing the best local artists, print-makers, ceramicists and jewellery-makers, including the artists from Cannizaro’s own artists’ studios.
Spaces at classes are selling fast so book your tickets today – you can see the full programme at cannizaropark.com/artinthepark.com. For beginners, why not sign up for tree drawing, pattern printing or Japanese woodblock printing; more experienced artists can develop plein-air painting skills or try their hand at botanical painting. Children’s workshops include owl storytelling and crafts, Morris-style block printing, nature painting classes with Cygnets Arts School and, for older children, a fantastic animation class.
Wimbledon International Music Festival
(Organised by the WIMF)
Pre-festival from 7th November
Festival: Saturday 13th – Sunday 28th November
WIMF are back with a full programme, live in Wimbledon from Saturday 13 until Sunday 28 November 2021.
Due to ongoing uncertainty with the lifting of social distancing measures, and some caution from our venues, priority booking will open from Saturday 11 September (with tickets general available from Saturday 18 September).
There is something for everyone to enjoy, with performances by internationally acclaimed artists including Sir Willard White, Imogen Cooper, The Tallis Scholars, a tribute to the pioneer of American swing, Benny Goodman, and an evening of tango with music by Piazzolla. Things may still feel a little different this year, but it will be wonderful to experience live music-making in the heart of our community once again.
For more details please use the links below:
River Wandle Heritage Walks
(organised by the Wandle Industrial Museum)
Tues 14th/Sun 19th/Thur 23rd September
During Wandle Fortnight the Wandle Industrial Museum will be leading three walks along the course of the River Wandle.
There is an opportunity to learn about the fascinating heritage and history of the people and industries that made the river at one time one of the hardest working in the world.
The walks will take place on:
- 14th September from Earlsfield to the mouth of the Wandle
- 19th September from Morden Hall Park to the Merton Priory Chapter House
- 23rd September from Colliers Wood to Earlsfield
All walks are free of charge and start at 11am. Donations to the Museum are welcome.
Please contact email@example.com for further information and to book a place on the walk
Please come back to this page regularly to find out about further new and re-arranged events and activities.