What’s On in Merton: 14 October – 20 October


SW Londoner provides your weekly round-up of what Merton has to offer.


 By Nicolas Atkin

Looking for something to do this week? SW Londoner provides your weekly round-up of what Merton has to offer.


Garden Feast

Saturday 15 October, 12.00pm – 2.00pm

Come and enjoy food made with ingredients from the Acacia Centre garden. Use the apple press and make vegetable sculptures. Please book in advance in you wish to be involved in food preparation (minimum age 6).

Acacia Centre, 230 Grove Road, Mitcham Eastfields, CR4 1SD

For more information, contact: 020 8274 5121


I Have A Dream, Polka Theatre

Until 29 October, 18:00 

Tickets: weekends £12, weekdays £10, concessions £8

August 1963, USA: Martin Luther King prepares to deliver a speech that will change the course of American history forever. But Yolanda, his daughter, isn’t happy that her dad never has time for her.

48 years later, and Raheem is at home in south London. Life seems so unfair: not only is his mum a teacher at his school, she is now applying for the job of head; this is sure to ruin his reputation!

But when Raheem falls asleep, he finds himself transported back to the 60s, face to face with Yolanda King. Their friendship takes them on a journey of discovery across decades and continents in this powerful and inspiring production.

Running Time: 1 hour (No Interval).

Polka Theatre 240 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1SB

For more information and tickets, contact: [email protected]


Merton Arts Trail

Saturday 15 October 2011 10:00, Sunday 16 October 2011 22:00

Merton’s very first open studio festival of the visual arts will showcase a range of work on show in studios, galleries, retail outlets, cafes and artists’ homes throughout the borough, supporting local artists in their studios.

Location: Various – see

For more information, contact: [email protected]


Morden Park Choral Society presents excerpts from Gilbert and Sullivan

Saturday 15 October, 19:30

Tickets: Adults £5, Concessions £4

Conductor: David Coran, Piano: David Gammie

St. John the Divine, High Path, Merton, SW19 2JY

For more information, visit or contact [email protected]



PR on a Shoestring, Tuition House, Wimbledon 

Thursday 20 October, 09:30 & 12:30

Price: £25 + VAT (members), £30 + VAT (non-members)

PR for Small Businesses – Raise your profile, enhance your reputation and save money. This workshop will show you how to be in control and conduct your own successful PR campaigns, including writing a press release, engaging with editors, choosing the right channels and understanding the public.

The workshop will be led by Edwina Hughes, Managing Director of Eddy & Co Ltd.

For more information, visit: or contact Caroline Cook on 0208 944 5501 or [email protected]


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