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[Sun 14th May 2017] 19th Streatham Common Kite Day (Streatham Common)

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by thebenkolb, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. thebenkolb

    thebenkolb New Member

    Head to the Streatham Common Kite Day on Sunday 14 May 2017 for a free mini festival packed full of kite flying and spectacular displays. IMG_4838.jpg

    Family fun

    With displays from a variety of expert flyers as well as stalls selling kites and all things kite related, the 2017 Streatham Common Kite Day promises plenty of fun for all ages. The annual event is now in its 19th year, and sees kite enthusiasts from all over the country converge in south London for a day of displays and demonstrations.

    Festival highlights

    Highlights of this year's Streatham Common Kite Day include 20 year veterans Team Spectrum with their sensational kite displays to music and a man-lifting kite display. You can see large scale display kites, as well as synchronized kite flying choreographed to music. There's also Flying Fish and numerous bird kite displays to look forward to, and enthusiasts can visit a stall selling kites if you want to fly alongside the experts.

    Bring your own

    You don't need to go high-tech in order to get your kite into the air, though - plenty of visitors to the Streatham Common Kite Day will be proudly flying basic sled kites knocked together with a bin-bag, a couple of sticks, some sticky tape and a bit of string. The festival organisers are encouraging everyone to bring along their own DIY kites for a day out on the common, and there'll be kite flying tuition available to help you master the basics.

    Food and more

    Many food and drink stalls will be setting up shop for the day during the kite festival, so you can quench your thirst at the bar run by Streatham's own The Inkspot Brewery and then fill up on everything from a hog roast, jerk chicken and burgers to vegetarian delicacies, crepes and ice cream. There's also a bouncy castle and face painting for kids, as well an array of stalls from many local community organisations.

    Popular event

    Last year the day-long festival saw thousands of people take part in all the events on Streatham Common, and this year similar numbers are expected to turn out to watch all the solo routines, trick flyers and races. This year we even have live music from local band Groovessence. Keep your fingers crossed for a good wind and enjoy a day of high spirited fun when Kite Day makes a welcome return in May.

    The Streatham Common Kite Day takes place from 11am - 5pm, Sunday 14 May 2017. Admission is free.
     
  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  3. hash tag

    hash tag sickness. now light

    "always a top day out" :D
    There was no wind last year and little wind forecast for this year!
    It is a great day out though.
     
  4. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    The forecast is for about 10-12mph wind from the WSW - that's not too bad for Streatham Common.

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    This forecast is for London City Airport, but that should be close enough.
     
  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Damn I don't think I can make it this year - it'll be the first one I've missed for ages. If anyone fancies doing some photos for Buzz, please get in touch!
     
  6. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    The forecast is still looking OK - 9-12mph wind - slightly less wind than the previous forecast.

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  7. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

  8. RubyToogood

    RubyToogood can't remember what goes here

    It was a lovely day out as always and the weather was perfect.
     
  9. hash tag

    hash tag sickness. now light

    I concur, a great day out great weather, alas same old homity pie in wholemeal Cafe, still you can't have everything!
     
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    editor Taffus Maximus

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