What’s On in Merton: 30 September – 6 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.

The Untold British Civil Rights Movement, Polka Theatre

September 30, 7.30pm-8.00pm

Tickets: FREE

On the eve of Black History Month, Tony Warner, director of 100 Black Men of London, returns to the Polka Theatre to celebrate 400 years of Black British Civil Rights Heroes with an interactive presentation. The event follows the 6pm performance of ‘I Have a Dream…’

Contact the Box Office on 020 8543 4888 to book a place.


Wimbledon Bookfest, Wimbledon

October 1-9

Tickets: Various

Eight days of events celebrating literature at various locations in Wimbledon. Alistair Darling discusses his new book, Back from the Brink: 1000 Days at No.10, with Channel 4’s economics editor Faisal Islam (October 5 at The Big Tent on Wimbledon Common, 7.30pm, £15) and the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy reads from her new collection ‘The Bees’ (October 6, The Big Tent on Wimbledon Common, 7.30pm, £10).

For tickets and information call the Box Office on 020 8545 8342 on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am-4.30pm.

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Apple Day, Morden Hall Park, Morden

October 1-2, 12pm-4pm

Tickets: FREE

Ever wanted to know more about apples? No? Well come and discover the culinary history of the Great British Apple anyway with apple displays, apple tasting and apple printing in an event organised by the National Trust. The Riverside Cafe will be serving a suitably apple-themed menu including apple pies, scones, flapjacks and muffins as well as apple and parsnip soup.

For more Information call Maureen Patel on 020 8545 6850 or email

[email protected]


‘The Grand Bazaar’ exhibition, The Bowman Gallery

October 1-15

Tickets: Free

Artist Lesley Bower presents her collection of paintings and sketches. The Grand Bazaar is the fruit of Bower’s many trips to Turkey as well as the colourful world of Brixton Market and other bustling corners of London.

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