The 21st annual Streatham Common Kite Day is set to soar on Sunday 12 May (11am-5pm).
Attracting thousands of people every year, London’s only free family-friendly kite festival combines world-class kite displays with the opportunity to fly your own.
The event features displays by father and son duo Team Spectrum, the UK national champions Flying Fish – a husband and wife double act, and NASAman – whose kite helps lift him up into the sky.
Streatham Common Kite Day is not just for the experts. Bring a kite or buy one at the pop-up kite shops.


For the first time you can pair your pint with a Sunday lunch on the Bermondsey Beer Mile.
Dipped pork specialist Salty Loins is delivering roasts directly to eight taprooms every Sunday.
They’ve also teamed up with Secret Goldmine bakery to hold three lunch sittings between 12 noon and 6pm with acoustic music and Bloody Marys to boot.
Customers can phone up from the taproom and orders will arrive by bicycle within 20 minutes.


Actress and activist Rose McGowan is at the Southbank Centre discussing her life, the Me Too movement and her book Brave.
McGowan shot to fame in cult hits Charmed and Scream but it is her most recent public experiences, triggering a vital global discussion, that have formed much of the current narrative.
Now the “real” Rose McGowan is being interviewed live on stage by journalist Sam Baker, while she premieres music from her upcoming album and art project Planet 9 and reads extracts from her book Brave. May 4 at 7:30pm.
Admission: £15-£25.


Marlborough winemaker Anna Flowerday is making a special appearance at Pop Brixton’s New Zealand Cellar.
Anna took over the oldest boutique winery in Marlborough, Te Whare Ra (established in 1979) in 2003.
Wednesday 15 May at 6pm. Admission: free.
49 Brixton Station Road, SW9 8PQ.


From their new Bermondsey HQ, British charcuterie brand Cannon and Cannon is aiming to raise £350,000 for expansion.
Meat-lovers can get a slice of the action by investing in the Salami Army crowdfunding campaign. The money raised would fund a machine with an 18-metre slicing line that makes 40 packs a minute. “Investing in this means investing in British charcuterie,” according to owner Sean Cannon.
To donate, visit:
Cannon and Cannon is at Arch 12, Apollo Business Park, SE16 4ET. Phone: 020 7403 5481.