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Villeroy & Boch Opens in Centre Court

A warm Wimbledon welcome to Villeroy & Boch who have opened their new store in Centre Court Shopping Centre.

Villeroy & Boch is a stylish and elegant tableware brand with a longstanding heritage. Born over 270 years ago in Germany, we are proud of our high quality porcelain, crystal and stainless steel accessories which makes every meal a special occasion and every special occasion an exceptional experience.

‘We are very excited to open our brand new store in the heart of Wimbledon and to continue to serve our customers with our implacable, high standard service. We are welcoming our guests with special discount, up to 50% off from recommended retail prices and a fully stocked store, including our very special Christmas range.’

 

Find them on the Upper Mall, Unit 225.

 

Events

Merton Live!
26 January 2019, 10am – 5pm

Wimbledon Guild, the local charity that supports people across Merton, and New Wimbledon  Theatre are holding a brand-new community event on Saturday 26 January from 10am-5pm to  celebrate local talent in Merton.

 

Merton Live! will showcase a fantastic line-up of local bands, dance, drama and gymnastics groups  with performances throughout the day at one of London’s biggest theatres. In addition, the theatre  will be throwing open its doors for ticket-holders to explore this historic building with backstage tours and a host of theatre related activities for all the family including:

Workshops

Dressing up in theatre costumes

Face painting

Insight to technical side of the theatre

Arts and carfts

Treasure hunt

Food and drink

And more….

 

Already confirmed to perform on the day are: DanceMode Mitcham, Merton Gymnastics Club, Rock Choir, RR6 Band, Rutlish School, The Study Wimbledon, Urban Dance City, Wimbledon High School, Wimbledon Stagecoach and Wimbledon Village School of Dance.

Tickets for the event offer superb value at just £4.50 adults, £2.50 child and under 3’s go free. Now available online to buy here

This family day out will help to raise money to aid the vital work Wimbledon Guild does to support  local people in Merton who are experiencing social isolation and loneliness.

Menopause Café
17 January, 7.30pm – 9.30pm

A Menopause Café, aimed at breaking down the taboo around menopause, increasing awareness of the impact of the menopause on those experiencing it, their family, friends and their colleagues, and reflecting on the ‘third stage of life’, will be held at Hillside Church, Central Wimbledon in January.

 

Free to attend and open to both male and female participants of all ages, Menopause Café will be held between 7:30pm and 9:30pm on 16th January, 2019 at Hillside Church on Worple Road. Hillside have kindly donated use of their space for this event to be hosted in.

 

Following the World’s first Menopause Café, held in Perth, Scotland in 2017, a number of Menopause Cafes have been organised throughout the UK, including in some workplaces.  The world’s first Menopause Festival was also held in Perth during Spring 2018, as was the first Menopause Café outside the UK, taking place in Toronto. The next Menopause Festival will be held in Perth in April in 2019 and will feature speakers, films, comedians and creative workshops.

 

Rachel Weiss of Rowan Consultancy, who founded Menopause Café commented, “The Menopause Café is aimed at women and men of all ages who would like to come along and talk about the menopause, to share their stories, experiences and questions, all made that little bit easier with tea and cake.

 

“Unfortunately, many women feel that they should just ‘get on with’ the Menopause, with some never talking to their friends of family about it, but the reality is that it affects all women eventually, not forgetting those who live and work with them. People can come along and just listen, or join in on the discussions, hopefully leaving with a clearer sense of the impact of the menopause on those who are experiencing it, alongside their families, friends and colleagues.”

 

Kirsty Wark, patron of the Menopause Café Charity, says “I am delighted to have been asked to be a patron of this new charity which is dedicated to get everyone talking about the menopause. This is the way to a healthier happier future”.

 

The Wimbledon event is being organised by Jacqui Sechiari and Fiona Pike, local women who work in the female health sector.

 

Fiona (Nutritional Therapist) and Jacqui (Heath and Fitness Coach) are committed to helping, educating and empowering women through this phase of their lives. “When we heard about the Menopause Café concept we were eager to host one locally in Wimbledon because the more people share their experiences the more they learn from each other and feel less alone on their journey.”

 

Booking is recommended. For more information, please visit  http://www.menopausecafe.net/ or  https://fit-shack.com/events/