Malden Fortnight 2018 - Events
Wednesday 11th July
Princess Ida Gilbert & Sullivan Presented by the Malden Community Choir 7.30pm.
As in the acclaimed production of `Iolanthe’ last year, the plot turns on the battle of the sexes, and the women have to contemplate facing heavy armour and artillery. The subject is topical- women’s education and equality, but there is a clash between Princess Ida’s vision of a women’s university and the plans of her father and prospective father -in-law. However, the heroes try a softer approach to charm the women out of their avowed intention to live on a higher plane without them, which involves some hilarious cross-dressing and mistaken identity. The opera contains some of the loveliest music Sullivan ever wrote in this genre, and one sequence of songs is often called `the string of pearls’. This evening’s entertainment is not to be missed. Tickets are £10 from the Malden Centre and include interval refreshments.
Malden Camera Club’s 62nd Annual Exhibition (also Saturday)
We will be having our annual exhibition of images taken by Malden Camera Club members at the Malden Methodist Church (‘The Church on the High Street’). We choose our best pictures to show and the exhibition has an eclectic mix styles and topics, so there should be something to interest everyone.
Admission is free, and refreshments will always be available.
This exhibition is also a competition for club members, so we will be asking you to select your favourite images to decide who will be our club’s “Photographer of the Year”. We look forward to seeing you there! And if you would like to buy any of the photos on display, then please speak to a club member.
Murder Most Malden - fundraising for The Lunchbowl Network. Are you a closet Poirot, Marple or Holmes? Come test your sleuthing skills at this quite unique event. The event will take place in Christ Church New Malden lounge and surrounding area.... 7-10pm. Children 12 and over welcome. Tickets £5 and £10 for adults. Buy them from Suttles in the High Street, or email
Saturday 14th July
Craft Fair all day New Malden High Street. Over 90 stalls will line both sides of the High Street. Come and enjoy this great day.
Light Lunches served at the Methodist Church in the High Street 12noon - 2pm. apply here
St James’ Summer Fete, 10.30am to 2.30pm: Celebrate Summer, enjoy a barbecue, tasty English and Korean foods, cream teas. Delicious home-made cakes and preserves, toys, books, plants, bric-a-brac. Games for all the family. Proceeds to support St James’ work in the community. Entry £1. Held at St James Church corner of Bodley and Malden Road, KT3 5QE. Buses 213,K1, 265”
Adult Education Exhibition 10am - 3pm Malden Centre - Main Hall
FREE - just turn up! You can also try some of our crafts for free!
Exhibition of work from the Malden Centre Adult Education students and tutors. Paintings, Ceramics, Calligraphy, Floristry, Making Clothes, Quilting & Upholstery. Come and meet our tutors and students. Call 020 8336 7770 for further information.
Malden Golf Club Open Day. 10am-4pm, Traps Lane, KT3 4RS. Please drop in to find out more about us and the wonderful game of golf. It’s great fun and great exercise whatever your age, fitness level or sporting prowess. Players looking for a club, beginners and all the family are very welcome. The Wimbledon final will be on the TV, refreshments will be available and existing members will be on hand to show you around and answer any questions!
Sunday 15th July
Sunday 15th and 22nd July 2018 at 1.30pm-4.30pm. Meet in St George’s Square .Join local historian Robin Gill (Village Voice) and tour guide, Julian McCarthy on a fun, informative but leisurely stroll recounting the history of various parts of New Malden with photos, old maps and anecdotes. Numbers are limited to 20 per walk so please call 020 8395 4490 and leave your name, contact details and number of people on the walk. Please note that the walks are free but a collection will be made at the end of the walk on behalf of the Maldens and Coombe Heritage Society.
Thursday 19th July
Tom Kelley Memorial Slide Show 7.30pm until 10pm. The MEFAS centre (Rear of the Malden Centre, Cocks Crescent).
One of the most talked about features of the Malden Fortnight, for many years, was the evening slide show of old photographs and accompanying anecdotes, presented by local historian Tom Kelley. In honour of the tradition set years ago by Tom, local history author, tour guide and archivist for the Maldens and Coombe Heritage Society, Julian McCarthy, once again presents the Tom Kelley Memorial Slide Show at the M.E.F.A.S. Room of the Malden Centre There is no charge but a collection at the end of the evening will be made for M.E.F.A.S. The show changes each year so will be fresh and new for all that come.
Saturday 21st July
Positive Health New Malden Methodist Church 2pm to 5pm.
Fabulous free taster sessions - Zumba, yoga, mediation, back health and life coaching with the fantastic Forever aloe vera products to sample.
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Charity Big Band Concert. In memory of Dave Marrion. Taking place in the Methodist Church High Street New Malden at 7.30 pm. Tickets £10 on sale in Tudor Williams Store and on the door.
Sunday 22nd July
Sports Club Open Day 10am to 4pm New Malden Tennis Squash & Badminton Club, Somerset Close, New Malden.
There’s something for all the family and it’s FREE. Try Tennis, squash, racketball, badminton, exercise classes, or even a workout with our gym instructors. All our coaches will be on hand to help. Special offers for new members joining on the day.
New Malden Dog Show 1pm Blagdon Park. If you think that your dog is the greatest, come along to the Fun Dog Show in Blagdon Road Park (behind the Malden Centre). Booking-in is from 1 p.m. and judging starts at 2 p.m. There are ten classes, including dog with the waggiest tail, dog most like its owner, best condition coat, best biscuit catcher best geriatric and the best dog in fancy dress. You also have a chance to enter the owner and dog egg & spoon race, which is more difficult than you would expect. Dogs don’t need a pedigree, but they must be over 6 months old and be good with other dogs and people. Come along with or without your dog. It’s a great afternoon out for everyone and who knows, you may be taking home the cup to say that you own – The Best Dog in New Malden.
Heritage Walks 1.30pm-4.30pm. Meet in St George’s Square.
See Sunday 15th for more information.