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Welcome! 

We are Bobblehat: London’s first Live Events Advent Calendar. We’re creating 24 exciting free events in 24 unexpected places, from 1st - 24th December!

On this page you’ll find all the details you need to know about the events in Wimbledon.

Please make sure you carefully check the time that each event starts, and keep in mind that they’re all free on a first come first-served basis - so get there early if you’re really keen to see something!

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Door 1: Friday 1st December 2017 at 7pm

1st December

Centre Court Shopping Centre, Queen’s Road, SW19 8YE

Hint: Award winning, internationally renowned cycling Shakespeare company The HandleBards bring you their beautifully bonkers take on A Midsummer Nights Dream

Capacity: 150

Tip: Bring a folding chair or picnic rug

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Centre Court Shopping Centre, Queen’s Road,  SW19 8YE

Door 2: Saturday 2nd December 2017 at 4pm

1st December

Ely’s of Wimbledon, 16 St George’s Rd, SW19 4DP

Hint: Family fun! Have your colouring pens at the ready to serve up a Christmas meal like no other.

Capacity: 30

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Door 3: Sunday 3rd December 2017 from 12pm

1st December

Odeon Wimbledon, SW19 1QB

Hint: As part of Wimbledon Winter Wonderland celebrations, groove your way through Wimbledon on a funky festive guided tour!

Capacity: 30 at a time

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Door 4: Monday 4th December 2017 at 4pm

St Mark’s Church, St Mark’s Pl. SW19 7ND

1st December

Hint: With nothing more than a few household items, professional horn players create amazing instruments for you to try, and show you how it’s really done!

Capacity: 150

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Door 5: Tuesday 5th December 2017 at 7pm

1st December

YMCA Wimbledon, 200 The Broadway, SW19 1RY

Hint: Do you want to hear a story? Join enchanting characters for an evening about life and hope.

Capacity: 30

Duration: 30 mins

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Door 6: Wednesday 6th December 2017 at 4pm

1st December

Sainsbury’s Wimbledon, 8-12 Worple Rd. SW19 4DD

Hint: Down The Aisle at Sainsbury's: Operatic Shopping!

Capacity: 100

Duration: 30 mins

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Door 7: Thursday 7th December 2017 at 7pm

1st December

Centre Court Shopping Centre, SW19 8YE

Hint: Tennis with a twist… Ever wanted to play tennis on Centre Court? Try your skills against top pros from AFC Wimbledon and see if you've got what it takes!

Capacity: 100 transitional

Duration: 1 hour

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Door 8: Friday 8th December 2017 at 4pm

1st December

Fielders, 54 Wimbledon Hill Rd, SW19 7PA

At Fielders:

Hint: Christmas Tree Decoration Making

Capacity: 30 transitional

Duration: 1 hour

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Door 9: Saturday 9th December 2017 at 7pm

1st December

The Pod Bar, 105-109 The Broadway, SW19 1QG

Hint: Knock Knock. Who's there? It's TV’s own Samantha Baines joined by a whole host of top stand up talent!

Capacity: 100

Duration: 1 hour 30 mins

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Door 10: Sunday 10th December 2017 at 4pm

1st December

Centre Court Shopping Centre, SW19 8YE

Hint: Winner of Sky One's Got To Dance, internationally recognised choreographer Lukas McFarlane takes you on a festive journey.

Capacity: 50

Tip: Bring warm clothing - we’re outside (under shelter)!

Duration: 1 hour

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Door 11: Monday 11th December 2017 at 4pm

1st December

Barclays Wimbledon, 8 Alexandra Rd. SW19 7JZ

Hint: A quirky comedy about companionship, happiness and keeping afloat. Gemma and Josie had pet fish, Sunny and Boo. But now they are dead. Gemma and Josie wonder if they love each other as much as Sunny and Boo had loved each other.

Capacity: 40

Duration: 1 hour

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Door 12: Tuesday 12th December 2017 at 4pm

1st December

Wimbledon Police Station, SW19 8NN

Hint: White bearded man arrested for multiple offences. Santa's Grotto has popped up somewhere very unexpected. Visit the big man himself!

Capacity: 30 transitionary

Duration: 1 hour

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Door 13: Wednesday 13th December 2017 at 7pm

1st December

The Garratt & Gauge, 18 Hartfield Rd, SW19 3TA

Hint: Bobblehat's Open Mic Night. Grab a drink and be serenaded by some of the best up-and-coming singer-songwriters from Wimbledon and beyond!

Capacity: 200

Duration: 1 hour (approx)

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Door 14: Thursday 14th December 2017 at 7pm

1st December

The Sound Lounge, 28 The Broadway, SW19 1RE

Hint: Arriving in Wimbledon direct from a sold out run in Edinburgh and at London’s Soho Theatre, this critically acclaimed double act bring you a raucous hour of highly original and  side splittingly hilarious sketch comedy.

Capacity: 75

Duration: 1 hour

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Door 15: Friday 15th December 2017 at 4pm

1st December

Wimbledon Windmill Museum, SW19 5NR

Hint: Sat proudly on top of a hill

Is our most loved Windmill

We’re delighted to say

You’re invited today

For your festive poetry fill! 

Capacity: 40     Duration: 45 mins    More here

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Door 16: Saturday 16th December 2017 at 7pm

1st December

Southside House, 3-4 Woodhayes Rd, SW19 4RJ

Hint: We're really pulling the rabbit out of the hat with this one! A truly magical journey that will be sure to leave you on the edge of your seat.

Capacity: 40

Duration: 1 hour

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Door 17: Sunday 17th December 2017 at 7pm

1st December

Bill’s Wimbledon, 20 Hartfield Rd. SW19 3TA

Hint: Drawing on pop, jazz, RnB & groove music, four saxophone players and a drummer will bring a selection of well known classic covers, original material and some Christmas tunes!

Capacity: 50

Duration: 1 hour

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Door 18: Monday 18th December 2017 at 7pm & 8.15pm

New Wimbledon Theatre, 93 The Broadway, SW19 1QG

1st December

Hint: A stocking full of Christmas Plays! Merton based theatre Attic Theatre Company present an evening of short theatrical treats

Capacity: 30 (each show)

Duration: 1 hour (approx)     

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Door 19: Tuesday 19th December 2017 at 4pm

1st December

Wafflemeister, 28 The Broadway, SW19 1RE

Hint: Our poor gingerbread men need some festive sparkle! Get your thinking caps on and come get creative! Prizes to be won…

Capacity: 40 transitional

Duration: 30 mins

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Door 20: Wednesday 20th December 2017 at 7pm

1st December

Merton Arts Space, 35 Wimbledon Hill Rd, SW19 7NB

Hint: From the creators of Olivier Award-Winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, this is competitive improv as you've never seen it.

Capacity: 200

Duration: 1 hour

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Door 21: Thursday 21st December 2017 at 4pm

1st December

Windmill Tea Rooms, SW19 5NQ

Hint: A dog murder-mystery. A classic whodunit story, but this time the dogs are solving the crime!

Capacity: 50

Duration: 1 hour

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Sponsored by:

A corporate sponsor who wishes to remain anonymous

Door 22: Friday 22nd December 2017 at 4pm

1st December

Wimbledon Leisure Centre, Latimer Rd. SW19 1EW

Hint: Pop your dancing shoes on and step back to the 1920's as our twins teach you some swingin’ steps. Flapper dresses and top hats optional (but encouraged)!

Capacity: 75

Tip: Bring shoes suitable for dancing

Duration: 1 hour    More here

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Door 23: Saturday 23rd December 2017 at 7pm

1st December

Trinity United Reformed Church, Mansel Rd, SW19 1AA

Hint: Brought up in Wimbledon but recognised clover the world, an Award Winning Soprano  joins forces with a Musical Director and Producer for an evening of songs from musicals and light operas with more sequins than you could shake a tree full of tinsel at.

Capacity: 200

Duration: 1 hour (approx)

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Door 24: 24th December 2017 at 4pm

1st December

The Fridge on the Bridge Car Park, SW19 3RU

Hint: A very well known festive figure (*wink wink*) urgently needs to get on his way and complete his one job of the year, but he's found himself in a bit of a sticky spot. Send help!

Capacity: 100

Tip: Bring warm clothing - we’re outside!

Duration: 1 hour (approx)     More here

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