New Date – 16th June 2013
The 15th Streatham Common Kite Day which was postponed from its original date 7th April due to a waterlogged venue will now be held on 16th June 2013 from 11.00am to 5.00pm.
We will be featuring:
- Brighton Kite Fliers – with their large display kites
- Team Spectrum – with their sensational kite displays to music
- Cascade Kite Displays – Kevin and Janet and their large display kites
The Highwaymen will have their stall and will be selling kites and anything kite related.
The Lambeth Sustainable Travel team are providing a free Dr Bike service – bring your bike for a free bike fix and have a chat about sustainable travel options and support. For more information about what Lambeth can do for you in terms of walking and cycling please see here.
Food and other non-kite things will include:
- Ishmael’s Mother - original Asian cooking
- FoodBums - vegetarian chilli
- hog roast
- real coffee stall
- burgers, hot dogs, ice cream
- bouncy castle
- face painting
The 14th Streatham Kite day was blessed with fine weather, but we could have done with a little bit more wind. Team Spectrum pulled out all the stops to do their very best in the conditions, and when the wind did come up the sky was instantly filled with a wonderful display of kites. Visual treats included Stephen Hodges bird kites and the flying of a large Nasa wing. Luckily we had a large contingent of Indian kite flyers who were also able to fly in the very light winds. Roy Reed and an ad hoc group of local flyers provided a show of expert trick flying which went down very well.
We had plenty of stalls, gazebos and displays relating to local matters to keep people interested while enjoying the sunshine – and waiting for the wind to come up. Dr Bike who, came for the first time,were busy with on the spot maintenance and advice, and are coming back this year as well.
There are photos of the 2012 Kite Day in the gallery, together with an archive of earlier photos and posters.