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[Sun 1st Apr 2012] Streatham Common Kite Day (London, SW163PX)

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by RoyReed, Feb 15, 2012.

Streatham Common Kite Day
Start Date: Sun 1st Apr 2012 11:00 AM
End Date: Sun 1st Apr 2012 05:00 PM
Time Zone: Europe/London +01:00 BST

Location:
Streatham Common

London, SW163PX

Posted By: RoyReed

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  1. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

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  2. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    Keep your fingers crossed that the good weather holds 'til Sunday.
     
  3. Crispy

    Crispy Fond of drink and industry

    Woo! Kite day :) Will try and make it.
     
  4. Mr Moose

    Mr Moose Incredible Elk

    Don't tell any South London Taliban. This sort of thing pisses them right off.
     
  5. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    True they don't like any sort of fun, but the main reason the Taliban banned kite flying was the large amount of gambling that the Afghanis do on the outcome of kite fights.
     
  6. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    Aha I know someone who might just like this. :D
     
  7. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    I actually quite like the look of this :)
     
  8. Crispy

    Crispy Fond of drink and industry

    It's a good day out. The choreographed stunt flying is worth it :)
     
  9. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055

    It's at the end of my street so I will be along at some point. It's the best thing that happens in Streatham all year.
     
  10. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Think it might be a bit much this weekend though, Im having a night out in brighton friday, paintballing in dorking saturday, so kit day in streatham sunday might be pushing it (although if im awake and i fancy a drive out i might cruise down).

    Im assuming you can take your own kite?
     
  11. Crispy

    Crispy Fond of drink and industry

    Yep - there's plenty of space. The sky is full of kites
     
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  12. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Oooh it might be good for photos :D
     
  13. Crispy

    Crispy Fond of drink and industry

    It's a good opportunity to take those "everybody doing the same thing, without doing it together" photos. Loads of people flying kites, all looking at the sky, but all in slightly different ways.
     
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  14. fogbat

    fogbat Thus, I win.

    Ace. Should be there. With the kite I bought there last year and haven't flown since :facepalm:
     
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  15. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055

    It didn't exactly 'fly' at the time iirc foggers :p
     
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  16. fogbat

    fogbat Thus, I win.

  17. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    We had a great time at this last year - weather/wind depending we'll be there on Sunday.
     
  18. quimcunx

    quimcunx jesus tonsils

    But remember the fun we had untangling the cords. Good times, good times.
     
  19. fogbat

    fogbat Thus, I win.

    "We"?

    It was all Shifty. Her horrid child mocked me for it months later :mad:
     
  20. quimcunx

    quimcunx jesus tonsils

    I and my tweezers helped!

    You selfish ingrate. :mad:
     
  21. se5

    se5 Well-Known Member

  22. editor

    editor Got a fever +the only prescription is more cowbell

    I'm going now!
     
  23. Sweetpea

    Sweetpea Uncle Roger drunk

    At this time of night?
    The traffic between Brixton & Streatham must be harsh indeed :D

    Seriously, kite day is fab. I've enjoyed it for many years as a high enjoyment, low cost day with the family. Would recommend it to all who are local.
     
  24. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    ooh, it's windy out there today... if it holds out will be great kite flying tomorrow!
     
  25. editor

    editor Got a fever +the only prescription is more cowbell

  26. plurker

    plurker tú no tienes la culpa mi amor que el mundo sea feo

    we wandered up to the rookery cafe for a (decent, home-made, rum&raisin) ice-cream at one point, and the wind was a fair bit stronger towards the top of the common - naturally enough I guess - higher = more exposed...

    Roy - I wondered if, given that the display area needs zero infrastructure, you've previously explored the idea of having that area higher up the common...most of the stall-holders would be able to set up their pitches further up also, as there's the tarmaced path half-way up that's level enough to park up on. Just a thought, anyway, not griping - a top day overall, as usual.
     
  27. 5t3IIa

    5t3IIa Registered User

    Got there late with Belushi and quimz and either missed the MASSIVE kites (There was a clownfish last year!) or they weren't up :confused: Was lovely and sunny though :)
     
  28. editor

    editor Got a fever +the only prescription is more cowbell

    There were no MASSIVE kites this year on account of the wussy wind levels. We were there till 530pm so we must have missed each other.
     
  29. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    I'm no longer one of the organisers, but I'll pass this on to the right people.
     
  30. plurker

    plurker tú no tienes la culpa mi amor que el mundo sea feo

    okay cool,
    I mis-construed the 'we will be featuring' form your original post...
     

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