From Services of Remembrance to an internationally-renowned two week music festival happening right on our doorstep, we round up the best things to do in and around Wimbledon this November weekend.
SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE
Services of Remembrance are a time to remember the members of the armed forces who have died on duty since World War I. They take place around the country each year on Armistice Day (11 November), and on Remembrance Sunday (the second Sunday in November).
The Service of Remembrance at Wimbledon War Memorial will commence at 10.40am. Attended by Ms Clare Whelan OBE Deputy Lieutenant, the Mayor of Merton, Councillor Janice Howard, civic representatives and members of organisations in the borough. Members of the Wimbledon Branch of the Royal British Legion and the 210 Transport Squadron will be in attendance. Following the service the Deputy Lieutenant together with the Mayor and representative from the 210 Squadron will take the salute.
When: 10th November, 10.40 am
Where: Wimbledon War Memorial, Wimbledon Village
More Information: Visit the Merton Council website: merton.gov.uk/communities-and-neighbourhoods/events/services-of-remembrance
WIMBLEDON INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Wimbledon International Music Festival – now in its 11th year – is back this November, and it’s better than ever. The 2019 edition offers a glittering array of unmissable performances, from rousing classical concerts and intimate recitals to jazz nights and masterclasses – all featuring standout musicians from around the world.
When: 9th to 24th November.
Where: Venues in Wimbledon
Booking: Book tickets online: ticketsource.co.uk/wimf or call the WIMF Box Office (0333 666 3366)
More Information: Visit the website: www.wimbledonmusicfestival.co.uk
HIDDEN TREASURES, ART & ARTISTS IN WIMBLEDON
Special exhibition at the Museum of Wimbledon.
When: 12th October to 25th November. Open Saturdays 2.30pm to 5pm; Sundays 11am to 5pm; and weekdays by appointment only
Where: Museum of Wimbledon, 22 Ridgway SW19 2QN
Booking: Free event
More Information: Visit the website: wimbledonmuseum.org.uk/index.php/special-exhibitions2/current-exhibition
AUBERGINE ART GALLERY ARTISTS SHOW
This specially curated autumn show exhibits new talents alongside a host of Aubergine Art Gallery’s most well-loved and collected artists.
When: 4th October to 10th November
Where: Aubergine Art Ltd, 1 Queens Road, Wimbledon SW19 8NG
Booking: Free event
More Information: Visit the website: aubergineart.co.uk/exhibitions/20/overview
THE ANNUAL KATHINA CEREMONY AND THE FLOATING FLOWER FESTIVAL
The Thai Ambassador of the UK will present the monks at Buddhapadipa Temple with the royal new robes at 10am. At 1pm to 5pm there will be Floating Flowers in the Temple’s lake, Thai culture shows and classic dances, including Miss Noppamas contest. There will be 25 stallholders of Thai foods and soft drinks, groceries, gift shop and souvenirs on sale in the Temple grounds on the day.
When: 10th November at 10am
Where: Wat Buddhapadipa, 14 Calonne Road, Wimbledon SW19 5HJ
Booking: Free event
More Information: Visit the website: watbuddhapadipa.org. Contact PM Bhasakorn Piyobhaso. 0208 9461357 or via email : firstname.lastname@example.org
DAVID BADDIEL – WARM UP SHOWS
Following his five-star Olivier-nominated hit My Family: Not The Sitcom and the return to number 1 of his seminal football anthem Three Lions, David Baddiel comes back to the stage with a brand new one-man show, Trolls: Not The Dolls.
When: 7th to 9th November
Where: Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre, 93 The Broadway, Wimbledon SW19 1QG
Booking: Book tickets here: atgtickets.com/shows/david-baddiel-warm-up-shows/studio-at-new-wimbledon-theatre
More Information: Visit the website: atgtickets.com/shows/david-baddiel-warm-up-shows/studio-at-new-wimbledon-theatre
Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Her luck soon changes when she’s chosen to spend a fairytale Christmas with famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Meanwhile, spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search for her true family…
When: 11th to 16th November
Where: New Wimbledon Theatre, 93 The Broadway, Wimbledon SW19 1QG
Booking: Book tickets here: atgtickets.com/shows/annie/new-wimbledon-theatre
More Information: Visit the website: atgtickets.com/shows/annie/new-wimbledon-theatre
Written By: Eyes of Lady Wimbledon | Editor
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