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Heart Streatham Issue 52


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Welcome to the may issue of Heart Streatham. It includes the official guide to Streatham Kite Day. We can’t wait to see the fabulous kite displays filling the sky above Streatham Common with colour – and we’ll be joining in the fun flying our own kites and enjoying the live music, food, and stalls on the 12th may. It’s a family friendly celebration that brings the whole community to the Common, and one of our favourite events in the local calendar. See you there!

We’re also looking forward to the 10th Streatham Food Festival in June. The popular outdoor food event on Streatham Green (by the Manor Arms) is back, along with the fabulous Food tour and many other exciting events.

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Heart Streatham Issue 52

  1. 1. streatham Kite Day 12th May Guide Inside All About Streatham ISSUE 52 MAY 2019
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  3. 3. MAY 2019 the ImPOrtaNt BIts We hope you enjoy the magazine. see extended versions of our articles at If you have a story for us, or would like to enquire about advertising, contact or call 0208 133 4629 add your event to our website for free! Just go to www/ Heart Streatham is published by Heart Media Limited and is delivered to 17,000 Streatham and Furzedown households. Magazines can be collected from selected local businesses along Streatham High Road and down Greyhound Lane to the end of Streatham Vale and in Furzedown. heart media Limited has endeavoured to ensure all information published in this magazine is correct at the time of publication but take no responsibility for mistakes or omissions. this publication hereby disclaims any liability to any party for loss or damage caused by errors or omissions resulting from negligence, accident, or any other cause. responsibility for the content of advertisements is solely the advertiser's. reproduction of any part of this magazine is only authorised with the written permission of the publisher. all rights are reserved. heart streatham | 3 Krystal Wong Welcome to the may issue of heart streatham. It includes the official guide to Streatham Kite Day. We can’t wait to see the fabulous kite displays filling the sky above streatham Common with colour – and we’ll be joining in the fun flying our own kites and enjoying the live music, food, and stalls on the 12th may. It’s a family friendly celebration that brings the whole community to the Common, and one of our favourite events in the local calendar. see you there! We’re also looking forward to the 10th Streatham Food Festival in June. the popular outdoor food event on streatham Green (by the manor arms) is back, along with the fabulous Food tour and many other exciting events. The Streatham Festival of the arts will be back for the 19th time this October. New Chair, Jo Blawat and the committee are keen to hear from anyone who would like to get involved in organising, taking part or hosting an event. Contact chair@ thanks to Krystal Wong for our lovely cover illustration of streatham’s kite festival. Krystal is a local graphic designer and illustrator. she is known for creating colourful, bold and playful works evoking sweet nostalgic memories of growing up in streatham and south London, surrounded by the vivid colours of nature and life. see her work at @inkywinkyart CONTENTS 5 The Gen Local news and new openings 9 Streatham Gourmet tries takeaway from Vegan express 10 History streatham’s rembrandt connection 12 A new community garden 14 Competition Win £50 with #heartstreatham on Instagram and twitter 16 History streatham’s 41, the Nazi V1 bombs that devastated streatham 17 Kite Day Guide all about Kite Day on 12th may 28 Live Music Guide 30 What’s On in Streatham in May 34 Brixton Bulls new season 36 Directory of local services 38 Useful Numbers
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  5. 5. heart streatham | 5 the Gen the future of Streatham Hub next to streatham Leisure Centre is uncertain due to the Council vote to close Children’s Centres - a further consultation is planned. tfL research has revealed there are 27,000 bus trips to Brixton tube station each day and the bus stop where the highest trip numbers originate is Streatham Hill Station with almost 2,000 trips daily. The Little Rook kiosk by the playground on Streatham Common is now open. restoration of the fountain in the Old English Garden on the Common has started. Streatham Common Station features at the beginning of a new marks & spencer television advertisement. a new Vape shop, The Big Smoke, has opened in shrubbery road. The Department for Transport has finally scheduled access for all improvements to Streatham Station to make it step-free by march 2024 - streatham action transport are working to get this advanced. The Little Rook The Big Smoke BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH NOW ON
  6. 6. 6 | heart streatham Non-league football team, Streatham Rovers FC achieved fame on the BBC’s Have I Got News For You claiming Xtermin8 rat Poison League opponents, sydenham United, laid out their team sheet as an insult to the club. Ceri Thomas, a member of the streatham Fencing Club, one of London’s oldest, competed for the Welsh Veterans sabre team in Cardiff and picked up a silver medal. Wandsworth Oasis are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year with a performance of Bizet’s Carmen at Wandsworth Civic Centre on 26th June. Art & Craft have rebranded their Inkspot beers in cans, st. reatham Lager, DDh american Pale ale, IPa and Black Lager. streatham pair alex roberts and michael Farn were voted on to the league all-star team in the end of season EIHA/Pro Hockey News awards. Streatham Academy FC are raising funds under the banner ‘together stronger’ towards providing local youths with an alternative to crime and gang culture, through sports and mentorship. Dr. Doolittle’s2 in streatham hill has been given a 5-star licence by Lambeth under the animal Welfare act 2018 – the only pet shop in the Borough to receive this rating. THE GEN CONTINUED
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  8. 8. heart streatham | 9 streatham Gourmet takeaway - Vegan express Vegan express opened their first restaurant in Garratt Lane, tooting in 2016, and have a great reputation for head Chef Charles Diallo’s freshly plant- based food. so our ravenous reviewers were looking forward to trying their takeaway kitchen in sW16, which opened in January. their verdict? “It depends what you order; some dishes were incredible, some less than stellar. We ordered via Just eat at 6.30pm on a saturday, and food arrived by 7.15pm, piping hot. We chose two sharing platters between 3 - the Deli Board (£18) and taco Platter (£16). the Deli Board is superb including seitan, tofu and BBQ tempeh that even a serious carnivore would love. the taco Platter, however, was an insubstantial box of seasoned taco chips and dips, the salsas were nice but a heavy dose of salt in the guacamole meant we left most of it. But desserts are amazing! Cloudberry and Baobab Cheesecake (£8.50) was creamy with a perfect texture, while the Orange and Chocolate torte (£6) could have been from a 5-star restaurant. We will be ordering again to try other dishes and will definitely be plumping for pudding!” Vegan Express 020 33024343 3a Mitcham Lane, London, SW16 6LG Open midday-22.30 7 days a week COME AND TRY OUR NEW DISHES
  9. 9. 10 | heart streatham the takeaway rembrandt the most frequently stolen artwork is ‘The Ghent Altarpiece’ or ‘Adoration of the Mystic Lamb’, the joint work of Flemish brothers hubert and Jan van eyck, stolen 6 or 7 times over 6 centuries. But streatham features in the story of the second most stolen artwork in history! rembrandt’s 1632 painting of Jacob de Gheyn 111 (1596- 1641) who was a Dutch Golden age engraver is in the Dulwich Picture Gallery and only measures 29.9 x 24.9 centimetres - smaller than most of rembrandt’s work, so perhaps easier to steal. the painting has disappeared on 4 separate occasions since 1966 and is now known as the ‘Takeaway Rembrandt’. It was painted as one of a pair along with a portrait of maurits huygens, a friend of de Gheyn, which is now in the Kunsthalle, hamburg. The first theft was in 1966 when thieves broke into the Dulwich Picture Gallery and stole nine paintings, including three rembrandts and a rubens drawing. the rembrandts were discovered shortly afterwards under a bush near the rookery by a man walking his dog on streatham Common. the rest of the haul was found in a nearby cemetery. No one was charged. Next, a visitor to the Gallery stuffed the painting under his sweater and walked out of the building. he was found quickly cycling around the south Circular with the painting in the basket of his bike. he said the painting reminded him of his mother when asked why he had stolen it. In late 1981 the painting disappeared again. the crime was only discovered some weeks later when police found the painting in a taxi with four men. We are unsure whether anyone was ever charged, the recovery was kept murky! a dramatic theft occurred in 1983. thieves entered the gallery through a smashed skylight and shimmied down a rope à la Mission Impossible. the alarm went off and police arrived within three minutes, but the thieves had already gone with the picture! On October 8, 1986, police received an anonymous tip that it was in the left luggage section of a railway station by the British barracks in munster, Germany. so, the ‘takeaway’ rembrandt was returned to the Gallery for the fourth time, where it remains. Jacob de Gheyn III (1632) - Dulwich Picture Gallery Dulwich Picture Gallery
  10. 10. 12 | heart streatham A New Community Garden Land next to the railway between Gleneldon Road and Wellfield Road that has been derelict for more than a decade is to be turned into a community garden. Network Rail had earmarked the vacant space for commercial development, but a group of residents got the go-ahead to lease it, and they have formed a trust to manage it for the community. The Railside Community Garden which is made up of members of the Wellfield Road Residents Association and Stanthorpe Triangle Residents Association, have been fundraising for the project for over two years. Previously the site was used as a builder’s yard, but it has an earlier history as a garden nursery. Maps from the late 19th and early 20th centuries show greenhouses there. Now the Railside Community Garden will be transformed into a beautiful oasis growing organic fruit and vegetables, encouraging participation from local schools, youth groups and the wider community Local Cllr Scott Ainlsie commented: "It's a wonderful project for this little patch of land to return to producing locally grown food - and making Streatham an even more beautiful and friendly place to live."
  12. 12. 14 | heart streatham # Streatham £50 photo competition winner WIN £50 IN OUR PHOTO COMPETITION taken a lovely shot of something or somebody streatham-ish? We’d love to see it – and if you post it on Instagram or twitter using #heartstreatham or # streatham, you’re in with a chance of winning £50. If your photo is our favourite of the month, we’ll publish it and send you the money – to spend in one of our lovely local businesses we hope. this month’s winning photo is this atmospheric self-portrait by monika Leszczewicz which was taken at the wisteria walk in the rookery. monika has lived near streatham Common for two and a half years and enjoys streatham’s pretty good transport links, variety of shops, and, “what is most important for me – parks. mornings in the rookery are magical, especially when you are there alone. It’s a really calm and relaxing feeling”. Congratulations, monika! there’s another chance to win £50 next month, so don’t forget to follow and tag us on Instagram and twitter to enter.
  14. 14. 16 | heart streatham to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the V1 campaign against Britain in the second World War the streatham society is publishing the third edition of their publication “streatham’s 41”. this tells the story of the 41 V1 bombs that fell on the town between June and august 1944. the V1 was a new and terrifying weapon reigniting frightening memories of streatham’s experiences during the Blitz and once again bringing death, devastation and destruction to the area. streatham’s 41 is based on Kenneth Bryant’s booklet published shortly after the end of the war which tells the terrifying tale of each of these bomb incidents. the text is superbly illustrated by detailed maps of each bombing and the publication contains extensive background information provided by John Cresswell, Bob Jenner and Colin Crocker. John, who was secretary of the streatham society for many years, died on 20th February 2019 and this third edition of streatham’s 41 is dedicated to his memory. the publication will be launched at the streatham society’s annual General meeting to be held at Woodlawns, 16 Leigham Court road, streatham hill, at 8 pm on monday 17th June when John Brown will give a brief presentation about the publication. the book costs £10 and is available from the streatham society bookstall or £12.00 including post, from the streatham society, 125 thornlaw road, West Norwood, London se27 OsQ. streatham's 41 JOHN BROWN, THE STREATHAM SOCIETY Colin Crocker. John, who was secretary of the streatham society for many years, died on 20th February 2019 and this third edition of streatham’s 41 is dedicated to his memory. the publication will be launched at the streatham society’s annual General meeting to be held at Woodlawns, 16 Leigham Court road, streatham hill, at 8 pm on monday 17th June when
  15. 15. Thank you to our sponsors Douglas & Gordon have been supporting events and activities on Streatham Common for a few years now, and are committed for the foreseeable future. They provide much-needed financial support that helps ensure our local community can enjoy events free of charge on our beautiful Common. Lambeth Council provide essential back- up, putting in place supporting departments, licenses or important health & safety cover, and getting the bins emptied - we appreciate all they do to help make the day a roaring success. Thanks to photographer, Roy Reed for allowing us to use his stunning images of Kite Day. See his photos on Flickr
  16. 16. heart streatham | 19 t h e K I t e s Sky painters attend kite festivals throughout the UK, europe and as far away as huntington Beach in Los angeles, Niagara Falls, and the Canary Islands so we are very happy to have them in sunny streatham! Lex and Irma are the Flying Fish – they fly their kites as a pair to music. their name comes from their first pair of team kites, which were a fish and a shark called Neptune and Jaws. the Flying Fish started out on their local common in southampton and in July 2018 they were crowned UK National Champions, in dual-line pairs, after four years finishing as the runners-up. they also incorporate the extraordinary L-Katz team. We expect to be mesmerized by the father and son kite flyers Team SPECTRUM, who have flown together for over 20 years. We look forward to seeing Bryan, from the pair, fly three kites simultaneously again….how does he do it? Twisted Bridle are Pea and Lisa – a newly formed kite flying pair who are being mentored by the Flying Fish. We look forward to welcoming them for their second visit to Kite Day. Come and enjoy London’s only free family-friendly kite festival. See world- class kite displays and come fly a kite at the 21st annual Streatham Common Kite Day.
  17. 17. Keith aka NASAman will join us again to attempt to use the power of the wind to lift him up into the sky but not quite into space. his incredible kites can genuinely lift him into the air so he often has to be tethered down, just in case. a sight not to be missed. We are pleased to also welcome back the Grumpy Old Gits and their big kites. they are a small, very select club, group or gang of “Old Gits” who make kites, fly kites and muck about. Look out for them as they aim to impress. members of the Kent Kite Flyers, which has been going since the early 1990s, will be attending the festival. One of the club’s main aims is to spread the word about kite flying and encourage people to get involved, so come along and have a chat with them if you need advice or have any questions. the most established club attending Kite Day is the Brighton Kite Flyers – they have been around since the 1970s and have an international membership. You might remember the Brighton club for their impressively massive kites representing all kinds of wildlife and unusual characters. But Kite Day is not just for the experts – the organisers encourage people to bring their own kites to fly. If you don’t own a kite, why not make one or buy one on the day? 20 | heart streatham t h e s ta L L s all that excitement and running about flying kites is sure to give you an appetite! We have some of our favourite local vendors joining us out on the grass. We truly have an international palate this year with worldwide menu on offer. the Fish Tale bring you the taste of a sunny seaside with fish and shellfish. Our very own Rookery Café serving festival favourites of hotdogs, burgers and hot drinks, and San Remo will be firing up the Pizza’s. Fancy a curry? Lucknow 2 London will be teasing you Indian street food with a British twist! the hog roast returns from our friends at Three of a Kind. Golden Bites offer Brazilian savoury and sweet dumplings. Offbeat Barbecue deal in fresh beef brisket naan wraps (halloumi for the veggies). If your taste still hungers for fresh vegan raw salads, Rainforest Creations have your corner whilst Blue Eggplant will be serving up veggie and vegan Indian street food. Latte-nailing, cappuccino- supping, filter-smashing coffee lovers from streatham hill, Estate Office Coffee are conspiring with the Bakehouse to bring in the best coffee, cakes, toasted sandwiches and bakery with bread and pastries. Who can resist the Ladies of the WI homemade cakes that sell out super-fast? We also have an additional coffee bar
  18. 18. heart streatham | 21 set up from san remo serving waffles, in case you don’t get your full sugar fix. Plus good old Mr Whippy will be on hand from 3 old school traditional Ice cream vans to revive your memories of hot summer days from your childhood. For those who like something a little stronger, we also have our very own on-site brewer, Inkspot brewery pulling pints of beer and cold cider. streatham is a real community and nothing says that more than the range of local community groups and charities with stalls at Kite Day, who help to make it such a special event. the streatham society are back with their popular stall this year. so if you want a local history fix they hold regular meetings so worth investigating their timetable. Other local community groups with stalls this year are the Friends of streatham Common, streatham Common Co-operative (sCCOOP) and streatham Common Community Garden. Come and see how you can support your common in a myriad of ways. and of course the amazing volunteers from streatham theatre Company, streatham Choral, streatham WI, streatham Common WI, streatham action / Instreatham, Immanuel and st andrew’s Fair trade, Furzedown United (Youth) FC will want to talk to you about how they make your community one of the best places to live in London. On the charity side, the rsPB and the spires project for homelessness in south London, the inspiring streatham Youth and Community trust and Cancer research UK will be there. B e Y O N D t h e K I t e s Kite Day is a wonderful family event. In between marvelling at the displays or kite flying, children can go on the bouncy castle or get their faces painted. Dance on the Common to live music from local band Rapture Riders, who will play between the displays. and if dancing is not for you, explore the community stalls to get a taste of the incredible groups and societies which help make streatham so special. Caroline Cooper Hewitt, the Friends of Streatham Common Kite Day co-ordinator, has been working hard to get everyone on board: “It’s 21 years since the first festival of the wind began, and we are still here with one of the country’s best celebrations of Kites in our back yard, streatham Kite Day.” this is the one community event that all ages can get behind and enjoy, completely free of charge. this is due to the generosity of our sponsors Douglas & Gordon, who’ve been fantastic supporters of many community streatham Common events over a number of years. We also have to remember it wouldn’t happen without the volunteers of Friends of streatham Common who ensure we all have a fabulous and safe day out. all money raised goes back into supporting and keeping the Common sustainable. What’s not to love? We have a great selection of stalls with local organisations & charities who work hard to make streatham such a wonderful and interesting place to live. there will be live music to keep us entertained. Bring a picnic with you, sit back and enjoy the show, or take in the great selection of food trucks we have in place this year. the main draw as always, is the incredible Kite flyers who come from far and wide to fill our skies with breath-taking displays, using a mixture of strength and skills. here’s hoping we won’t lose any operators to the skies whilst they harness the awesome colossal character kites which never fail to amaze. Fingers crossed the wind does its best to make this year a truly spectacular event”.
  19. 19. 22 | heart streatham h I s t O r Y O F K I t e D aY streatham Kite Day originally started as a festival celebrating all things to do with the wind back in 1998, and it was held in march. that would have made it an incredibly bracing event, and not the unveiling of the early summer season as it’s now seen to be. The first Wind Day saw not only kites but a wind harp that travelled all the way from Bristol. Wind Day was organised by the Friends of streatham Common shortly after the group was formed. a day celebrating the wind was the perfect event for the nascent voluntary organisation as the Common lies in the path of winds blowing in from the West and was once home to a working wind mill. After that successful first Wind Day, kites became the focus and streatham Kite Day has become a regular event on the Common each year attracting thousands of people. Find out more about streatham Common Kite Day at F r I e N D s O F s t r e at h a m C O m m O N the Friends of streatham Common is a voluntary organisation run by local residents. the Friends work to ensure that streatham Common and the rookery are well kept and have facilities for all sections of the local community, providing community views of the maintenance and development of the area in a way that balances the needs of diverse groups of users. as well as running streatham Kite Day, the Friends also run a number of popular public events each year which include Bird Walks, Open air theatre in the rookery and the Fun Dog show. the Friends campaigned to restore the rookery Gardens and won funding from the heritage Lottery Fund. they have funded and installed a nature trail, and organised events to mark the rookery Centenary in 2013. Friends of Streatham Common has elected officers and currently has about 300 members, who help make all the activities possible. membership is open to any individual, family or business. If you would like to help support Kite Day and the continued maintenance of our Common and the rookery, please donate via JustGiving: Find out more on the Friends of streatham Common website: • Companionship • Meal Preparation • Light Housekeeping • Personal Care • Transportation & Errands • Specialist Dementia Care • Post Operative Support • Holiday & Respite Cover • Managed Live In 24 Care as an alternative to a Care Home QUALITY CARE IN YOUR HOME FROM HOURLY VISITS TO LIVE IN CARE Delivering exceptional quality care, making a difference every day to our clients and your loved ones. 020 8004 9644
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  22. 22. heart streatham | 25 Outings For Older south Londoners WWW.OOSL.ORG.UK For further details and a membership pack please contact steve Perry, Project Coordinator: tel: 020 8769 1564 (office hours) email: If you have family or friends in south London who are over 55 and might be interested, why not pass this information on to them? r South Londoners (OOSL) 55’s get out and about eigham Court Road, London, SW16 2NF 564 (9am-6pm with voicemail) Eltham Palace London Transport MuseumWestminster Abbey We are a small south London charity organising social events and outings to places of interest, for example museums and gardens, for people over 55.
  23. 23. this year marks the 10th year anniversary of the Streatham Food Festival. Organised by inStreatham BID, the festival is coming back bigger and better once again celebrating the vibrant and varied food scene of streatham. taking place from thursday 20th to sunday 23rd of June, the festival will showcase the best of our local food businesses through a packed programme of events, spanning the full four days of the festival offering you the chance to take a culinary tour of the world, all on our high road. to commemorate its 10 year anniversary, the 2019 Food Festival will feature the ever-popular streatham Food tour with over 40 local eateries offering taster dishes and a fun family day on streatham Green! 10YEARSSTREATHAM FOOD FESTIVAL The Streatham Food Tour take a culinary tour of the world, without leaving streatham. Participating restaurants will offer taster size mini plates allowing visitors to taste a range of cuisines as they travel the area, visiting some of the best eateries streatham has on offer and scoring them as they go. the much-loved toddler tour will also return on the last festival day, giving your little food bloggers the chance to road test the children’s menus at some of streatham’s most family friendly venues. the Food tours are a brilliant way to try lots of eateries without breaking the bank with dishes priced at just £2 - £5 each! Whatever tickles your taste buds, we look forward to welcoming you to this year’s event so grab a score card and hit the high road to take part!
  24. 24. the four-day event is designed to put the amazing restaurants, cafés and bars of streatham in the spotlight, encouraging residents to try new places and attracting visitors to the area. “It was a fantastic food festival, we had so many new faces coming in to try our food and so many of them saying they pass by and never realised about this place before” streatham Wine house. The Streatham Food Festival Fun Day taking place on streatham Green on saturday 22nd June, the fun day will feature food stalls, live music, and fun for everyone. In previous years, it has been a successful event transforming the Green into a buzzing community space, offering a mix of hot and cold food stalls, live music, face painting and cooking demos. this year will see even more offers available to the food tourists of streatham, so bring a blanket and make a day of it! more details at: Follow us on all socials: @inStreatham and tag #instreatham Volunteering: We’re always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help run the festival, whether it’s helping to promote the event in advance or helping out at the event itself. If you’d like to join the team, please email
  25. 25. 28 | heart streatham Live music Café Barcelona 344A Streatham High Road, SW16 6HH Doors 7.00pm. Music 8.30pm 3rd May trio mondongo. a trio of Columbian musicians bring salsa and Latin american music. Free. 10th and 27th May tumbao tivoli. traditional son, guaguanco and salsa songs. Free. 17th May Los amigos Band - music from the Gypsy Kings, Buenavista social Club, santana and more. £12.00. 24th May Danny Pelt. Known as the human jukebox, playing music from the 50s to current tunes. Free Hideaway 2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road, SW16 2BF 24th May a night of music and chaos courtesy of the collective of sCUD Fm, sLeaZe, misty miller and meU=meU. hosted by mysterion art Factory. £5.00 7pm Streatham Space Project Sternhold Ave, London SW2 4PA 2nd May tracksontap Live 8.00-10.30. showcasing upcoming artists from the @tracksOntap network The Earl Ferrers 22 Ellora Rd, SW16 6JF 11th May Joe Corbin. Guitarist/singer/ songwriter. Blues/soul. 9.00pm Free 18th May Blodyn Bach, three-piece blues-rock band based in south London. 9.00pm Free The Five Bells 68-70 Streatham High Rd, SW16 1PH 9.30pm FREE 4th May elton towers, elton John tribute act. 18th May adam temple - the Guitar man 25th May Black elvis, streatham’s own Colbert hamilton The Hamlet 10 Streatham High Rd, SW16 1DB Live piano Every Thursday from 8.00pm The White Lion 232 Streatham High Rd, London SW16 1BB Every Monday. Open mic nights. 8.00pm Trio Pizzeria 19 The High Parade, Streatham High Rd, SW16 1EX. 7.30pm free 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st May tJ Johnson, guitar and vocals. 4th May Gerry & tunde, piano and vocals. 11th May adrian reid, piano. 18th May michael storey, piano, vocals & harmonica. 25th May alison rycroft Duo, vocals and piano.
  26. 26. 30 | heart streatham in may 30th April – 11th May Sprout Arts Affordable Art Show more than 20 local artists will be exhibiting 1st May Tooting Bec Lido opens the Lido opens! 6.00am-8.00pm 2nd May Tooting Common Walk meet at the café on tooting Bec Common at 9am each thursday Free 9.00-10.00am. 3rd May Sprout Arts, Pass on a Poem Choose a poem (not self-written) to read. 7.00- 9.00pm. 74 moyser rd, London sW16 6sQ 5th May – Friends of West Norwood Cemetery Guided tour. main gate, Norwood road se27 at 2.30pm 7th May – Streatham Space Project ‘I Am Not a Witch’ BAFTA winning debut film from Rungano Nyoni. 7.45-9.30pm sternhold avenue, streatham hill 8th & 22nd May Friends of Tooting Common litter pick meet at café 11.30am. Gloves and picking sticks provided. 10th May Friends of Streatham Common ‘Bat Walk’ meet by the rookery Cafe at 8.45pm. Booking required – 11th May – Friends of Streatham Common Bird Box Survey meet by the rookery Cafe at 9.30am for the 12th annual survey 11th May – Handmade Craft & Vintage Fair Immanuel & st andrew’s Church hall, 452 streatham high road, sW16 3PY 2.30-6.00pm. £1.00 TO BOOK A STALL CALL: JO 0794 916 2632 EMAIL: MARIASTOREY@BTCONNECT.COM Handmade Craft & Vintage Fair AT IMMANUEL AND ST ANDREW’S CHURCH HALL 452 STREATHAM HIGH ROAD STREATHAM, LONDON SW16 3PY ENTRANCE £1 n SATURDAY 11TH MAY 2.30–6.00PM Sprouts Arts Affordable Art Show Tooting Bec Lido
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  28. 28. 32 | heart streatham 12th May – Kite Day the 21st streatham Kite Day 11.00am – 5.00pm. 14th – 25th May Sprout Arts, Sue and Steve Owen exhibition of print making and textiles. 74 moyser rd, London sW16 6sQ. 17th & 18th May Plant Sale in aid of Brain Research UK 54 abbotswood rd sW16. Perennials, shrubs, climbers, and some suitable for boxes and tubs. Fri 8:30am - 5pm, sat 9am - 5pm. 17th - 18th May Play, ‘Ilé La Wà’ ‘how Do You Belong to a Place that Doesn’t see You’? 7.30pm. streatham space Project, sternhold avenue, streatham hill 18th May Hillside Gardens Park Annual Sports Day Free activities including tennis, football and walking football, tag rugby, running races and welly throwing championships. 19th May – Looking After Your Garden Tools. streatham Common Community Garden hosts a demonstration by Kate Daly, master Gardener 12.00–1.30pm. Free, donations welcome. 20th May The History of Beulah Spa, Upper Norwood streatham society talk by stephen Oxford. the Chalybeate spring in the spa may date back to King John. the Woodlands Centre, 16 Leigham Court road, sW16 – 8.00pm 26th May Guided Tours of Henry Tate Gardens meet at Lodge gates, henry tate mews, streatham Common North. 2.00 pm and 3.00 pm 28th May – Sprout Arts, Painted Love restored furniture with a new lease of life with handmade soft furnishings. 74 moyser rd, London sW16 6sQ. 28th May – 2nd June Streatham Space Project, ‘Freeman’ Play by award-winning Camilla Whitehill and strictly arts 5.00 pm. sternhold avenue, streatham hill Safer Neighbourhood Panel Meetings/Cuppa with a Copper 3rd may – starbucks, 154 streatham hill. 11.00am 7th may – streatham tate Library, 63 streatham high road 11.00am 17th may – Café Barcelona, 344 streatham high road 2.00pm 23rd may – Cztery Pory roku, 99a streatham Vale 2.00pm. 29th may –Batch & Co, 54 streatham hill 10.00am Post, Parcel & Print Centre Tel: 0208 677 3566 email: 10 Streatleigh Parade, Streatham High Road Authorised Ship Centre Sameday UK and Express International Service We take extra care of your urgent and valuable items *Pack and Send service Hillside Gardens Sports Day
  29. 29. heart streatham | 33 THE WOODENTOPS NURSERIES Babies from 6 months SW4 | SW12 THE WHITE HOUSE PREPARATORY SCHOOL 2.5-11 years Co-Educational SW12 Open Day: Saturday 27th April 9:30–11:30am
  30. 30. 34 | heart streatham Brixton Bulls rugby League Club are gearing up for the new season for both the men's women's and minis squads. the men's 1st team have been promoted into the southern Conference league, which is the top amateur league below the professional teams. Their first match was on 27th april against south London silverbacks from Croydon. they have been training hard in preparation for the step up in the leagues, and won their warm up game Newham Dockers ahead of the big kick off. the 2nd team also have a full fixture list to look forward to, starting with a match at home to elmbridge eagles on 11th may. London's first women's rugby league team is in its second year and has recently started training ahead of the summer season. around 20 women have been training every week, under the tutelage of head coach Philippa robson, and helped by Jack Baker, the captain of the men's 1st team. the mini's had record numbers at their recent Open Day with over 60 boys and girls having a great session, helped by numerous volunteer coaches. having been training through the winter, they are also preparing for several festivals through the summer term, starting with hemel hempstead on 27th april, where they took U7, U9, U11 and U12 teams. the mini Bulls were also mascots once again for the London Broncos ahead of their super League clash against salford red Devils. Both the men's, women's and minis are actively recruiting for new players - all are welcome, with no experience required. men's training is on tuesday evenings, Women's training is Wednesday evenings, and mini's sessions are on saturday mornings, all at Woodmansterne school Playing fields in Streatham, SW16 5XE. For more information email or visit Brixton Bulls Rugby Club Play Rugby in Streatham BOYS & GIRLS - RECEPTION TO YEAR7 SATURDAYS 10.30-11.45am Year Round in Term Time All Welcome, No Experience Required Woodmansterne Playing Fields, Stockport Road SW16 5XE Contact: Brixton Bulls rugby Gear’s Up RICHARD JONES
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  32. 32. 36 | heart streatham36 | heart streatham16 | HEART STREATHAM New Build/Building Extensions Full drawings prepared and submitted with good local authority planning approval rates. 07961 407067 Ali’s Car Service Mechanical repairs, accident repair, MOT tests, bodywork & painting, servicing, tyre fitting, air conditioning & more. 12-14 Gleneldon Mews SW16 2AZ 020 8677 6618 Michaels 5Star Caterers Weddings/Engagements/Cookery Classes/Christenings/Funerals/ Anniversaries/Barbecues 07904 125487/07904 239428 michael5starcaterer@hotmail. Angella’s Kitchen Cooking School 5* Food Hygiene Exploring workplace challenges Team Building Caribbean Style Private Groups welcome 020 8133 5126/07979 777862 No1 Gardens Garden Maintenance & Soft Landscaping, Services include Maintenance, Fences, Artificial Lawns & Planting 07941 056759 Personal Stylist - Colour me Beautiful Too many clothes, nothing to wear? Discover your best colours and clothing lines. Reveal yourself! Gift vouchers available. Eczema, Dermatitis, Dry or sensitive skin? NATURAL ORIGIN use the finest ingredients derived from nature to care naturally for your skin. 020 8099 6513 Mediworld Visit our store or website for a full range of mobility, first aid, medical & surgical equipment. Serving Streatham since 1973 444-446 Streatham High Road 020 8764 1806 Need Physiotherapy or Osteopathy? Or get the best of both from one person. Visit our experienced team 7 days with 4 evenings Call us now 020 8769 7409 Fertility, IVF, Women’s Health, Menopause Susana Pires, British Acupuncture Council Member, provides special interest support Call today on 020 8769 7409 Total Foot Care 7 days a week From basic foot care to complex problems and advanced solutions. We treat feet. Complete. Talk to the team 020 8769 7409 French Polishing & Antique Repair Complete repair and restoration service from antiques to mid- century furniture. Hand and spray polish service. E&A Wates 020 8769 2205 Caning, Rushing & Gilding Antiques or mid-century furniture including Danish cord. Oil & water gilding to paintings and mirror frames. E&A Wates 020 8769 2205 Reupholstery & Loose Covers Traditional & modern work from members of the Assoc. of Master Upholsterers with the best fabric library in S London. E&A Wates 020 8769 2205 E&A Wates Emma, our interior designer works alongside clients to create beautiful rooms using fabric, wallpaper, paint, lighting, carpets, furniture and inspiration! 020 8769 2205 For sale GRAND PIANO dark walnut 54” width Stroud 1928 and matching duet stool, excellent quality and condition. £1,500 or near offer. Collect Streatham Park. 020 8769 6129. Dream Doors From a simple door swap (wide variety of styles & colours to suit) to a complete new kitchen installation. 10A Sunnyhill Road SW16 2UH 020 8696 9699 Imagine Harmony Manage your thoughts & feelings, gain clarity & achieve your goals. Uniquely tailored sessions with Amna Book a consultation at www. or 07494 589534 Prioritise and achieve your goals for self, family, home, career and business. Book your taster session for £20 today! Call: 07534 507397 The Rookery Café Our leafy location is the perfect spot for a celebration or social! Delicious party menus, drinks list, INTERIOR DESIGN HEALTH & BEAUTY FURNITURE RESTORATION HEALTH SERVICES STREATHAM DIRECTORY YOUR LOCAL SUPPLIERS GARDEN MAINTENANCE CATERING SERVICES ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES ORGANISING MUMS AUTO MECHANICS KITCHENS COOKERY SCHOOLS ITEMS FOR SALE PARTY/EVENT VENUES LIFE COACHING/COUNSELLING
  33. 33. heart streatham | 37 & friendly staff. Find out more at Dr Doolittles 2 Pet Shop & Grooming Established shop with advice on all aspects of pet care! Licensed to sell a variety of live pets inc. aquaria 57-59 Streatham Hill, SW2 4TX 020 8671 6760 Isabella Panattoni Photography Local mum and photographer that specialises in family and commercial photography. Beautiful images that will last forever Anthony Gold We specialise in many different areas of law. Our solicitors are experts in their fields committed to doing whatever is best for our clients. 020 7940 4060 Curtains & Blinds Beautifully made using fabric from major brands with service including measuring, fitting, tracks & poles. E&A Wates 020 8769 2205 Experienced Italian tailor offers her friendly services Alterations, repairs, and restyling. Invisible mending for knitwear. High quality promised. Affordable. Call on 07903 632770 16 | HEART STREATHAM Martin Haughey Electrics Domestic Rewiring, Repairs, Fault Finding, Inspection & Testing, Electrical Condition Reports PAT Testing. 07961 433801 Welcome Translation Experts Translations for the Courts, Home Office and government agencies Free quotations 020 7091 0491 info@welcometranslationexperts. 1 Empire Mews SW16 2BF TRADES Thriftys Retro A professional upcycling company specialising in beautiful bespoke vintage and retro furniture. We also collect unwanted furniture 07944 271148 YogawithSigita Yoga in Daily Life is a traditional holistic system, offering ways to attain and improve health and suited to everybody. 07825 211927 PHOTOGRAPHY PETS TAILORING SERVICES PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SOFT FURNISHINGS TRANSLATION SERVICES UPCYCLING SERVICES YOGA Heart Streatham magazine has a monthly circulation of 17,000 copies with a readership in excess of 50,000 each month. To reach this audience you can advertise your services here in The Directory for the equivalent of only £10 per month. The magazine publishes 10 issues per year. If you would like to discuss this further please email or call 020 8133 4629 ♥ Long lifespan ♥ Highly targeted ♥ Large localised audience Local, reliable, domestic and commercial building company. All types of work undertaken including extensions, loft conversions, general building, electrical, plumbing and decorating. Call or visit us in Greyhound Lane for free advice and estimates. Tel: 020 8265 2061 Mob: 07500 220 020 E: 1 Sanders Parade, Greyhound Lane Streatham SW16 5NL MDBESPOKE SOLUTIONS Building - Electrical - Plumbing - Decorating
  34. 34. 38 | heart streatham Police (non-emergency) 101 Water (24 hrs) 0800 714614 Gas (24 hrs) 0800 111999 Electricity (24 hrs) 0800 316 3105 Lambeth Council Emergency 020 7926 1000 Train information 03457 484950 Streatham Business Improvement District 020 8835 7067 Streatham Job Centre Plus 0345 604 3719 Streatham Library 020 7926 6768 Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre 020 8677 5758 Age UK Lambeth 020 7346 6800 Citizens Advice Bureau – One Lambeth 0800 254 0298 Samaritans 08457 909090 Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247 Chuka Umunna MP (local surgery) 020 8835 7062 Childline (Freephone) 0800 1111 Streatham Hill Safer Neighbourhoods Team 07920 233842 Streatham Wells Safer Neighbourhoods Team 020 8721 2823 Streatham South Safer Neighbourhoods Team 020 8721 2628 St Leonards Safer Neighbourhoods Team 020 8721 2621 Lambeth Law Centre 020 7737 9781 Lambeth Victim Support 020 7820 0007 St George’s Hospital 020 8672 1255 Kings College Hospital (KCH) 020 3299 9000 St Thomas’ Hospital 020 7188 7188 Maudsley Hospital 020 3228 6000 Guy’s Hospital 020 7188 7188 Streatham High Practice 020 3049 4850 Streatham Hill Group Practice 020 3049 5120 Valley Road Surgery 020 8769 2566 The Exchange Surgery 020 3049 4888 National Childbirth Trust (Streatham NCT) 020 8752 9125 Streatham Out of Hours GP 020 8693 9066 Streatham Out of Hours Dentist 020 8299 5509 Ambulance non-emergencies 020 7887 6678 Council Switchboard 020 7926 1000 Housing Benefit/Council Tax Enquiries 0345 302 2312 Noise Nuisance 020 7926 5000 Families Information Service (childcare) 020 7926 9558 Environment and Streets 020 7926 9000 Because we you, here’s the contact list to keep by the phone – important numbers in the area for emergencies, plus ones that you’ve always wanted to have to hand. Do feel free to request numbers you think should be here, so we can add to the list. Useful Numbers
  35. 35. Protect your loved ones, Make a Will When did you last update your will? 020 8765 2700 496 Streatham High Road
  36. 36. Unique family home Former nunnery of La Retraite School. Reception room, kitchen, dining room, 7 bedrooms (1 en suite), 2 further bathrooms, breakfast room, cloakroom, utility room, patio, garden. EPC = E Freehold | 3,478 sq ft | Guide £2.1 million Thirlmere Road, SW16 Tooting Bec Underground Station: 1.6 miles Caroline Kennaway Residential Sales Savills Clapham 020 8673 4111