What’s On In Wimbledon: 16–22 May

What’s On In Wimbledon: 16–22 May

Posted by Eyes of Lady Wimbledon | 16 May 2019 | What's On

From the celebrations around the re-opening of Wimbledon’s iconic No.1 Court to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, here are some of the very best things to do in and around Wimbledon this weekend.

Family Fun: The Windmill Museum

Windmill Museum

Windmill Museum

Head to the Windmill Museum on Wimbledon Common for a fun-filled afternoon of activities for all the family!

When: 18th May, 2pm – 5pm
Where: Wimbledon Windmill Museum, Wimbledon SW19 5NR
Booking: Free entry – no need to book, just head to the Windmill and join in.
More Information: Visit the website here >

The No.1 Court Celebration

No.1 Court Celebration | Image credit: AELTC

The No.1 Court Celebration in support of the Wimbledon Foundation takes place this Sunday 19th May. Gates will open from 11.30am, with warm-up entertainment commencing at 1.15pm ahead of the main event at 2.00pm.

The event will be a special exhibition of tennis and music, and will test the new No.1 Court roof and air-management system, showcasing live tennis in front of a capacity crowd of more than 12,000. All proceeds will be donated to the Wimbledon Foundation, the official charity of the Club and The Championships, and to charities chosen by the players participating in exhibition matches.

When: 19th May, from 11.30am
Where: The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Church Rd, Wimbledon, London SW19 5AE
Booking: Limited tickets available here >
More Information: Visit the website here >

Celebrate: David Lloyd Raynes Park 30th Anniversary

DL Raynes Park 30th logo | Image credit: David Lloyd Clubs

David Lloyd Raynes Park is celebrating its 30-year anniversary on the 18th May with a host of events throughout the day. There will be a ‘studio-athon’ – six hours of group exercise – a kids neon party, two spectacular tennis matches, a family BBQ and cake-cutting with entertainment by a live band, plus special 30-year themed games and giveaways leading up to the day.

When: 18th May, throughout the day
Where: David Lloyd Raynes Park, Booking: Members event
More Information: Visit the website here >

See: American Idiot

Selladoor productions presents Green Day’s explosive rock musical, American Idiot, at the New Wimbledon Theatre this weekend. Returning to mark the show’s 10th anniversary, the run coincides with the 15th anniversary of the Grammy Award-winning original album. Starring singer-songwriter Luke Friend (X-Factor), Tom Milner (The Voice, Waterloo Road) and introducing Sam Lavery as Whatsername.

When: 14th – 18th May, various times
Where: New Wimbledon Theatre, The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1QG
Booking: 18+ event. Book tickets here >
More Information: Visit the website here >

Listen To: Author Veronica Cook

Hidden Harm by Veronica Cook

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, author Veronica Cook will be hosting a talk at Wimbledon Library to talk about her book, Hidden Harm, a biographical account of the difficulties of life growing up with parents who are drug addicts. The story is harrowing and upsetting at times but ultimately incredibly rewarding and an inspiration to others who may find themselves in Veronica’s situation. Veronica is a survivor, her childhood experiences were challenging, but she has come through trauma and heartache with a message for others in drug-taking families. She is reaching out to help others like her.

When: 18th May, 3.15pm – 4.15pm
Where: Wimbledon Library, Wimbledon SW19 7QA
Booking: Book tickets by email (wimbledon.library@merton.gov.uk), by phone (020 8274 5757), or at the library’s enquiry desk.
More Information: Visit the website here >

See: Bin And Gone

Bin and Gone | Image credit: ATG Tickets

In a unique collaboration between Danny Rogers and writer Tom Glover, Bin and Gone is a fascinating, funny and touching exploration of British showbiz in the 70s and 80s, taking the audience through the highs and lows of an entertainment almost-great.

When: 20th May, 7.45pm
Where:  Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre, The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1QG
Booking: Book tickets here >
More Information: Visit the website here >

Visit: RHS Chelsea Flower Show

RHS Chelsea Flower Show | Image credit: RHS Chelsea Flower Show

World-renowned, glamorous and quintessentially British, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is a truly unique and unforgettable day out. Featuring cutting-edge garden design, fabulous shopping and plants from every corner of the globe, it’s an unmissable fixture on the social calendar, and it kicks off early next week.

The Silent Pool Gin Garden | Image credit: RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Local gin distillery, Silent Pool, have sponsored a garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The Silent Pool Gin Garden is designed to transport inner-city dwellers to the rural Surrey Hills, using scent and sounds generated by plant technology. The garden introduces an energy-generating soil bed, giving a glimpse into the potential ‘garden of the future’. The garden also ‘sings’ a varied chorus of bird songs recorded in the Surrey Hills – a soundscape controlled and orchestrated by the garden itself and the technology embedded within it.

When: 21st – 25th May: Tuesday – Friday, 8am – 8pm; Saturday, 8am – 5.30pm
Where: London Gate, Royal Hospital Road, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3 4SR
Booking: Last few tickets here >
More Information: Visit the website here >


Written By: Eyes of Lady Wimbledon | Editor

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