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August 2022

Encanto Summer Dance Camp with The Village School of Dance

August 15 - August 19
The Village Hall, 26 Lingfield Road
Wimbledon, London SW19 4QD United Kingdom
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£135 – £185

The Village School of Dance brings back its super popular Summer Dance Camp. Encanto themed for 2022, expect lots of dancing, singing, acting, arts & crafts and free t-shirts, followed by a spectacular performance for family and friends at the end of the week. See here for more details and to book.

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September 2022

Wimbledon & Putney Commons Open Day

September 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wimbledon Common, Wimbledon Village + Google Map
Free

The popular Commons Open Day event is back after a 2 year absence. Look forward to bird of prey, horse and dog displays, fairground rides, craft, food & drink stalls and plenty more to keep the whole family entertained throughout the day. Check the WPCC website for details.

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Arts Society Lecture: The Art of the Cartoonist

September 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sacred Heart Church, Edge Hill SW19 4LU + Google Map
£10

Harry Venning will trace the history of his profession with examples from early practitioners like Cruicksand Hogarth, to more contemporary artists such as Giles and Schulz, bringing events right up to date with cartoons produced fresh on the page that day!  Yes, Harry will be drawing live. Prepare to hear some tricks of his trade.

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Wimbledon BookFest Sunset

September 22 @ 5:00 pm - September 25 @ 9:30 pm
Wimbledon Common, Wimbledon Village + Google Map
Bookfest

Following the success of the two-event format in 2021, Wimbledon BookFest fans can look forward to more of the same this year. The second in-person Summer event, Sunset, promises another exciting programme of events featuring a range of writers, artists and thinkers – from well-known names to important new voices and local talent. Confirmed speakers include: Dame Sheila Hancock, one of Britain's best loved actors, who opens up about her ninth decade in her new book, Old Rage  Part talk, part…

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October 2022

O Paxton! How Chatsworth’s Victorian Genius Put The World Under Glass

October 12 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sacred Heart Church, Edge Hill SW19 4LU + Google Map
£10

An Art Society Lecture with Simon Seligman. Born into a humble farming family, Joseph Paxton was one of the most inventive and influential figures of the 19th century; his most famous masterwork, the Crystal Palace of 1851, is considered by significant contemporary architects to be the birth of modern architecture. This lecture celebrates Paxton’s life and achievements and how he left his mark on Victorian Britain.

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November 2022

2B or not 2B? An illustrated story of drawing

November 9 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sacred Heart Church, Edge Hill SW19 4LU + Google Map
£10

Discover the drawing techniques of the Great Masters at this Arts Society Lecture with Lynne Gibson.  

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December 2022

150 years of London Underground design

December 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sacred Heart Church, Edge Hill SW19 4LU + Google Map
£10

This Arts Society Lecture with Mark Ovenden covers surprising attempts to create some graphic unity, even in the 1860s and 70s.  The talk will look at Leslie Green's architecture, the Arts & Crafts movement, Frank Pick, Edward Johnston's typeface, Charles Holden's architecture and the Streamline Moderne/Art Deco movement leading us to today’s developments.  

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