As autumn gently approaches and it becomes the season of harvest, we’ve chosen the best things to do in Merton and around South West London this weekend.
Starts This Weekend – Merton Arts FestivalWimbledon welcomes the Merton Arts Festival this month as a range of local artists unveil their work through a series of exhibitions, demonstrations, talks and workshops. Discover how artists have interpreted this years festival theme – Taking Liberties! – and how they’ve linked their work to showcase historical links between Merton, William Morris and Liberty London.
Locations all around Merton: 15th – 16th and 22nd – 23rd September (11am – 5pm)
Free Event – Skinsmiths Take Control Of Your Skin
New to the Village, Skinsmiths invite you in for a special ‘Take control of your skin’ event. Their skincare experts will offer their expertise as well as present live demos. Go along to find out how best to care for your skin as well as enjoy cake, coffee and pick up a goody bag!
16 The Ridgway, Wimbledon, London SW19 4QN
Calling All Runners – RUNFEST Richmond Marathon & Half Marathon Race
Avid runners will get the chance to lace up and race through Kew Gardens as well as Richmond Upon Thames in the RUNFEST Richmond Marathon and Half Marathon taking place this weekend.
The Broadwalk, Royal Botanical Gardens Kew, TW9 3JR: 15th – 16th September (8am)
Harvest – Abundance Wimbledon Fruit Day
Abundance Wimbledon’s annual fundraising event is back in town with an array of wonderful jams, chutneys, cakes, freshly-squeezed juices and more on offer to truly welcome the new season.
St Mark’s Place, Wimbledon, SW19 7ND: 15th September (11am – 2.30pm)
Get Creative – Autumn Arts Festival & Market
Love Wimbledon’s fantastic Autumn Arts Festival & Market returns to the piazza once again this month featuring a range of creative activities to fascinate all who attend.
The Piazza, Wimbledon, SW19 1QB: 15th – 16th September (11am-6pm)
Book Now – Hannibal Brown & The Jigsaw Players Wine Pairing Event
Following on from their enormously successful food and wine pairing events, wine merchant Hannibal Brown are back again with the introduction of music to accompany/complement a selection of their artisan wines. Partnering with professional classical musicians The Jigsaw Players, who will be playing some of the most popular classical pieces. There will of course be plenty of delicious canapés to pull the whole event together.
Merton Arts Space, 35 Wimbledon Hill Road, London, SW19 7NE; 19th October (7.30pm onwards)