14 May
20 Aug
Digital Hub & Computer Drop in
FREE Computer Drop in every fortnight!

Need help sorting out technology and all that malarky, or just need to use a Laptop and the Internet?

Loads of support, company, cup of tea & biscuits.

Please contact us if you need more information or just turn up.

Starts 10.00 Tuesday 14 May 2024

Vestry Hall, Mitcham.

Funded by Clarion Housing.

Thanks
Nina and Carol
07904 422 760

mertonempowerment@outlook.com
Merton Empowerment CIC
Registration number 14580940


Tue 20 Aug 2024, 2:00 pm
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22 May
23 Jun
Handa’s Surprise
Wednesday 22 May – Sunday 23 June

Recommended for ages 2-5



Travel to Kenya and follow in Handa’s footsteps as she journeys to see her best friend Akeyo, in the next village. Handa is taking seven delicious fruits as a surprise – but seven different animals have seven very different ideas… could you resist the sweet-smelling guava? How about a ripe red mango or a tangy purple passion fruit?

A blend of physical performance, puppetry, live music and song combine to create an intimate, magical production with audience participation. Come and share in the magical tangerine surprise!

Handa’s Surprise is aimed at ages  2 - 5. The small audience sit on cushions and mats around the stage for an intimate experience, and there is a chance to join in the dancing at the end.

This play is based on the original book Handa’s Surprise, written and illustrated by Eileen Browne. Published by Walker Books Ltd.



Approximately 35 minutes



Access Performances

BSL interpreted: Sunday 9 June 2pm

Relaxed: Sunday 16 June 10am



Tickets from £15*

(Group and multi-buy offers available)

*£2.50 transaction fee applies to phone and online bookings. T&Cs apply.
Sun 23 Jun 2024, 2:00 pm
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15 Jun
Beekeeping Taster Day
What goes on in the mysterious world of the beehive?

With guidance and demonstrators from Wimbledon Beekeepers' Association's beekeepers, you will have the opportunity to take a look inside a hive and discover the fascinating craft of beekeeping.
The session will consist of a practical introduction to the world of the honey bee and experience some of the various tasks a beginner will have to master. You'll be able to see inside a hive, hold a frame with honey bees on it and get to know if beekeeping is something for you.
Sat 15 Jun 2024, 2:00 pm
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22 Jun
Merton's Windrush Day Celebration 2024
Come along to Merton's Windrush Day Celebration at Canons House!

Enjoy an afternoon of live music, including a steelpan performance, food, a Windrush exhibition, dominoes and talks from the community.

The day marks the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks on 22 June 1948, bringing more than 800 passengers from the Caribbean to help rebuild Britain. It also recognises the contributions the Caribbean community have continued to make in the UK.

Everyone is welcome; bring friends, family, and a picnic blanket to enjoy a day of celebration and good vibes.

• Saturday 22 June
• 12pm-4pm
• Canons House, Mitcham
• Free entry
Sat 22 Jun 2024, 4:00 pm
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22 Jun
18 Aug
Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Ghosts
Saturday 22 June – Sunday 18 August

Recommended for ages 6-12



Sam Wu is NOT a scaredy-cat (except he is). When a trip to the Space Museum goes terrifyingly wrong, Sam begins a mission to prove to everyone that he is a fearless space adventurer…

Adapted for stage from Katie and Kevin Tsang’s best-selling book, join Sam and his deadly pet snake sidekick as he faces his fears and tries to defeat the Ghost King once and for all at the premiere of this brand-new adventure.

Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Ghosts by Katie & Kevin Tsang. Illustrations © 2018 Nathan Reed. Published by Farshore, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.



Approximately 1 hour 20 minutes (including an interval)



Access Performances:

Relaxed: Saturday 20 July 11am

Audio described: Sunday 21 July 2.30pm

BSL interpreted: Friday 26 July 2.30pm

Captioned: Wednesday 31 July 2.30pm



Tickets from £10*

(Group and multi-buy offers available)

*£2.50 transaction fee applies to phone and online bookings. T&Cs apply.
Sun 18 Aug 2024, 2:30 pm
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23 Jun
Mitcham Carnival 2024
Come along to Mitcham Carnival on Sunday 23 June for a day of FREE entertainment, including a live music, performances including wrestling shows, and activities for everyone to enjoy. In between the entertainment, browse a range of stalls offering products, games and services, enjoy delicious global foods and various funfair rides. Don't forget to wear your best outfit and take part in the on-site carnival parade.

The event is un-ticketed and free entry.

Three Kings Piece is well-served by public transport links, including several bus services running to Three Kings Pond bus stops, and Mitcham Junction tram stop and trainline are within walking distance.

Stay up-to-date with the latest news on Main Stage acts and stalls that will be available, by following Merton Council on our social media channels and subscribing to our e-newsletters.

See you there!
Sun 23 Jun 2024, 5:00 pm
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28 Jun
St John's June Lunchtime Concert: Anthea Fry (piano)
Please join us for our June lunchtime concert at St John's, Wimbledon with local piano legend, Anthea Fry.

Generously supported by the Tertis Foundation, Anthea will be playing much-loved favourites by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and Mendelssohn.

Doors open from 12.30pm for tea/coffe/homemade cake and savouries. Entry is free with a retiring collection to support St John's Music Fund.

To join our mailing list and for more information about upcoming concerts, please email: jane.long@me.com.
Fri 28 Jun 2024, 1:45 pm
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29 Jun
Wimbledon Community Chorus Summer Serenade Concert
Saturday 29th June 2024, 6.30pm : ‘Summer Serenade’ Concert with WCC and The Central Band of the Royal British Legion:
Wimbledon Community Chorus, one of Merton’s most dynamic community choirs, presents Summer Serenade, an uplifting evening of band and choral pieces, in honour of Armed Forces Day. The concert is a fundraising event, with profits going to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. WCC is delighted to welcome its special guest, the Central Band of the Royal British Legion. The concert starts at 6.30pm at St Matthew's Church, Durham Rd, London SW20 0DE. Tickets £15, Concessions £10, available from the WCC website or on the door: https://www.wimbledoncommunitychorus.org.uk/
Sat 29 Jun 2024, 9:00 pm
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