A brand new arts and cultural space in the heart of Wimbledon. Upcoming events include: theatre, comedy nights, live music, dance, DJing workshops and author talks.
Up and coming events:
Jah Wobble's Invaders of the Heart. Bookings now open!
Don't miss a special performance by Jah Wobble’s Invaders of the Heart on Saturday July 1 2017, at Merton Art Space
Jah, aka John Wardle, is an English bass guitarist, singer, poet and composer, who originally found fame as Public Image Limited's first bass player in the late 1970s, but left the band in the early 1980s after two albums.
Following his departure from PiL, he went on to a successful solo career, and formed Invaders of the Heart soon afterwards. He has had a number of successful albums since then both as a solo artist and in collaboration with artists from all over the world, including Baaba Maal, Dolores O'Riordan, and Chaka Demus.
This very special performance promises to be “a heady trip through four decades of music, with a powerful new Invaders of the Heart Line Up.” The Invaders Of The Heart “firm” is comprised of Jah Wobble on bass and vocals, Marc Layton-Bennett on drums, George King on Keys and Martin Chung on guitar.
Jah Wobble has recently been announced as the London Libraries Lead Ambassador. Follow the campaign
Saturday July 1, 7.30pm
Admission £17 + Booking fee
Association for Cultural Advancement through Visual Art (ACAVA)
ACAVA has received Arts Council England funding through Merton Arts Space to match professional artists with local groups from the Merton area.
Each group will have a weekly 2 hour session with their artist, working to a brief drawn up in collaboration with local people.
ACAVA are currently recruiting community groups to participate in the project, they will be Wimbledon based and our selection will reflect a cross section of the local community. For enquiries please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Once the community partners are confirmed we will be working to match them with the most suitable artist to meet their needs.
The project is part of Merton Arts Space, and the sessions will take place at Wimbledon Library between 21st February and 29th March 2017, in the following time-slots:
- Tuesdays 10:30am - 12:30pm & 1:30pm – 3:30pm
- Wednesdays 10:30am - 12:30pm & 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Sound Space at Merton Arts Space
Next concert date: 8 April
Doors open at 8:00pm.
Tickets £8;00 on the night or £6:60 in advance
Click here to book.
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Ticklish - Phil Durrant (electronics) Rob Flint (video) Kev Hopper (bass guitar & effects) Richard Sanderson (amplified melodeon).
The veterans of the electronic music and improvisation scene return in a new exciting venue...this time weilding slightly different instruments but retaining the distinctive eccentricities of the Ticklish sound; gurgling body noises, startling contrasts in texture and quirky, live film making. See them in action.
Hannah and Alison have created live and recorded music for theatre, contemporary dance, moving image, spoken word and all manner of experimental performance. Their engagements have included performances and recordings with ASITIS Collective, 'music terrorists' string trio Barrel with Ivor Kallin, the soundtrack for Skin and Bones contemporary dance directed by Marie Fitzpatrick for NottDance Fest, Eating Sound Chamber Orchestra directed by Sam Bailey, and concerts with artists including Tony Marsh, Neil Metcalfe, Evan Parker, John Edwards, Mark Sanders, London Improvisers Orchestra, Alison Blunt Ensemble, and Pierette Ensemble. Their last duo performance was 3 years ago at the invitation of Evan Parker at the Vortex Jazz Club and they are relishing the opportunity to meet again in duo on stage at SoundSpace.
finglebone - guitar, electronics, field recordings
Finglebone (UK) emerged from the world of four-track tape home-recordings in the late '90s. From these simple layered guitar sketches his music matured and now deftly transitions through folk-tronica into dark ambient soundscapes and live improvisations.
Ghazal, Thumri and Kheyal Festival
by Saudha, Society Of Poetry and Indian Music
A critically acclaimed, extraordinary and exotic festival of hypnotic Indian classical music, performed by the best of Britain, is returning to Merton Art Space in March 2017.
The festival offers breath-taking, world-class performances of the extremely musically exuberant, magical and enrapturing genres of Pan-Indian (India as a sub-continent) classical and highly popular semi-classical music.
March 17 7.30pm - entry £10
Merton Arts Space. Solo vocal performance by Mehboob Nadeem. Solo Carnatic violin recital by Balu Raghuraman with violin support by Aditya Venugopal.
March 18 7.00pm - entry £10
Merton Arts Space. Solo vocal performance by Chandra Chakraborty. Solo Cello recital by Anup Kumar Biswas. Accompanying artists, Hiren Chate (tabla) and Rakesh Chauhan (harmonium)
March 19 6.30pm - free entry
Raynes Park Library. Talk and discussion on Indian Classical music.
For more information:
Tickets available in advance or on the door. Book here.
Author Visit! Marcia Williams
Celebrate Shakespeare Week at Wimbledon Library with well-known children's author and comic-book artist, Marcia Williams!
In a fun-packed session for children of all ages, Marcia will be retelling The Tempest, based on her popular, illustrated adaptation. There will also be opportunities to make your own comic strips, props and masks.
A limited number of signed copies of Marcia's book will be on sale!
Saturday 25th March from 11am
Free, no booking required.
35 Wimbledon Hill Rd
London SW19 7NB
Free Family Learning Festival
• The Big Draw - Art a Ray
• Keeping Active
• Mindful Yoga
• A Day in the Life of an Actor - Polka Theatre
• Fun with Chocolate
• Plant and Grow
• Fun with Maths
• Mask Making and more
End the day with The Big Egg Hunt
Saturday 25th March
1pm to 5pm
Wimbledon Library Arts Space
35 Wimbledon Hill Rd
London SW19 7NB
For more information, contact
020 7278 1514