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Welcome to our October issue, which includes the official guide to The Streatham Festival 2019, 11-20th October. This annual Festival celebrates the rich cultural and creative life Streatham is fortunate to enjoy. There are more than 60 events in 33 venues from The Hideaway and Streatham Space Project to small shops and cafes. Please have a look at the guide in our centre pages and check out www.streathamfestival. com for full listings, booking details, and the latest information. There’s something for everyone, and most events are inexpensive...
It’s been a wonderful hot summer in Streatham. Festival season continues with the Streatham Free Film Festival this month, and you can plan your movies using the official guide in our centre spread. Scruff’s Fun Dog Show on Streatham Common by the Rookery Café also takes place this month. It’s a fantastic event run by the volunteers of the Friends of Streatham Common. This year there’s a fancy-dress horror movie theme! There are street parties at the Ferrer’s Triangle, Lewin Rd, and Valley Rd, and the Little Big Peace Festival returns with...
We enjoyed the 10th Streatham Food Festival with a great community day out on Streatham Green last month and discovered some great new places to eat on the Food tour. Well done to everybody involved. See streatham space Project’s programme for the second two-week long South London Comedy festival in the centre of this issue. take a look and get booking fast – there are top-notch comedy stars performing here in Streatham, and the shows are likely to sell out! We’re delighted to have a special feature about the Plastic Free Streatham group’s...
After a wonderful Streatham Kite Day last month, our next big local event is the 10th annual Streatham Food Festival.  Plan your feasting with the official guide in the centre of this magazine. This year there are 42 eateries on the Food Tour and the outdoor event on Streatham Green returns on 22nd June. We’ll see you there, folks! You don’t need to leave Streatham for entertainment and fun in June. From fab fundraising film screenings (The Favorite and Bohemian Rhapsody, anyone?) for the Streatham Free Film Festival (coming up in September)...
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...
Spring is here with magnificent magnolias and drifts of blossom on the streets, and Streatham is looking spectacular. Thank you to reader Hester Bates, for our gorgeous cover photo of the Rookery orchard. Get summer ready and enjoy state-of-the-art treatments at Streatham’s salons and spas – there’s no need to leave SW16 to find top-quality practitioners. Catch up with new openings and local news, find out about local history, and plan your April entertainment with our Live Music and What’s On Guides. May marks the beginning of the Streatham...
Streatham Spring! Happy 5th birthday to us for our 50th issue! We’ve worked with inStreatham (who run the Business Improvement District) to chart changes in our area since we launched. see the Streatham Space Project’s new programme in the centre of this issue – please look, book, support and enjoy our wonderful arts and community hub. Thank you to everyone who entered our Photo of the month competition on Instagram and Twitter – there were some fabulous pictures. Our first winner is James Blair with this stunning picture of his 12-year old...
Happy 2019! This month we are focused on health, fitness and wellbeing options in Streatham, and with the gyms, yoga studios, classes, and leisure centre, as well as two Commons for sport and running, we have most bases covered locally.  We’re delighted to welcome some fantastic new businesses to Streatham and have already enjoyed wonderful classes at Yogarise and Element Fitness, and lunched at Baby Spinach. All three have just opened in the same cool, new premises in the High Parade on Streatham High Road. The Yoga Edge hot yoga studio...
The festive season has arrived in Streatham, and we are delighted to have once again partnered with the inStreatham Business Improvement District to bring you a very special grand issue of the magazine. Not only is it big and beautiful it also includes a special Streatham Book of Christmas special pull-out in the centre to give you plenty of ideas for going out, shopping, and entertainment in our local area, plus a guide to some of the great local salons and spas that can help you look festively fabulous. There’s a lot going on here this...
Our cover this month features the designs for the lovely new banners that are now proudly celebrating Streatham’s iconic buildings and events from lamp posts on the High Rd. Aptly, one of them celebrates the beautiful Streatham Hill Theatre. As we go to press, we were contacted by the Friends of Streatham Hill Theatre to ask us to publicise their petition to Lambeth Council to uphold their decision to protect the 1928 Grade II listed theatre from possible destruction by declaring it an Asset of Community Value. This gives the building...
Welcome to October in Streatham! The Streatham Festival is back for the 17th year in a new autumn slot from October 5th-14th, along with the return of Streatham’s own Art Trail, Art23. Look out for some great events all over Streatham. You’ll find the full guide to what’s on in the centre of this magazine to pull out and keep and plan your StreatFest18. With comedy, dance, art, live music, workshops, and more, please take the chance to sample the lively arts scene in our area and support local venues and artists. Don’t miss the Streatham Strut...
Let’s go fly a kite at the 20th Streatham Common Kite day on 2nd September – see the full day's programme inside. We’re looking forward to a great September in Streatham, with the return of the Streatham Free Film Festival 15th - 29th September, and the Little Big Peace event the 20th - 22nd September. Looking for a job locally? Local community and business groups have got together to host the first Streatham Jobs Fair on 29th September – info inside. The Streatham Festival is soon here after in its new October 5th - 13th spot, and it’s time...
Welcome to summer in Streatham! After a great Streatham Food Festival, next up is the South London Comedy Festival from the Streatham Space Project starting on 9th July - we publish the full programme from page 15 - see Nish Kumar, Marcus Brigstocke, and a host of top comedians right here! Take a picnic to the Rookery for some open-air Shakespeare with A Winter’s Tale from the Festival Players, and the ever-popular Sixteen Feet Theatre Company are back for their tenth year with a promenade performance of The Wind in the Willows. Be prepared...
Welcome to Heart Streatham June 2018 This month we’re thrilled to publish the Streatham Food Festival’s Food Tour programme and the Toddler Tour. Take a look and get ready for loads of top-notch culinary delights on your doorstep for a fiver or less. Bensons Fun Fair is back in Streatham. Prize draws for free tickets are included in our feature on pg 8. There's entertainment galore about - see our Fathers day recommends to entertain Dad this month, and ExhibitB have pushed the boat right out with their very popular Drag Brunches. People were...
Welcome to Heart Streatham May 2018 this month we’re thrilled to publish the Streatham Space Project’s opening programme. Take a look and book top-notch entertainment on your doorstep. Imelda Staunton, and Jim Carter of Downton Abbey fame have been in for a look around-watch this space! Some wonderful local restaurants are supporting the Space Project with special offers for ticket holders. So, as BID manager Louise Sbbotts says in this issue, we have a vibrant high street, let’s use it! Read about local author Elizabeth Moore and her...
Welcome to Heart Streatham’s 41st edition. the trees are budding and the early flowers are blooming as we write this in right, warm spring sunshine. this month's cover is the iconic streatham Pumping station on Conyers rd which can be seen from the railway lines as well. We have superimposed alper Yagmur, owner of el Chico's Mexican restaurant (see review - p12), who became hero to many by organising deliveries of bottled water to elderly folk and others who couldn't make it to the delivery points when the water went out. When his restaurant’s...
Welcome to Heart Streatham’s 40th edition – our 4th birthday! - no, we can’t believe it either! The frosty Common is looking wonderful in the wintry sunshine these days, and we are fortunate to have a view from the top of Streatham Common to the west painted by local artist Nishad Karim, as our cover this month.  Inside CPZs and St. Leonard’s Junction road works in the Soapbox, new shops in the Parish Pump and the definitive guise to giving mum the best Mother's Day and all on the Streatham High Road this month! Heart Streatham Issue 40...
Welcome to our first edition of 2018 - Heart Streatham Issue 39! Our cover picture of the old Rookery Cafe is by the talented artist, Daniel McFall, who paints iconic London scenes in his unique style. We hope to be featuring more in future issues because Dan has painted several Streatham pictures. After opening their new food hall in the old Morrisons site next to Aldi, Marks and Spencer’s Food Hall and Café in Streatham Hill will open on February 21st! In Rookery news, we hear that the Streatham Wells Water has been tested by geologists and...
We’ve joined forces with inStreatham, the Streatham Business Improvement District, to bring you a very special issue of Heart Streatham this Christmas. In this issue we’ve asked some local celebrities to pick out a few gifts - “finds” from local shops, we explore our area through the eyes of visitors, and give you a guide to What’s On, Live music, and the best of Streatham. So, shop local; shop in Streatham! Heart Streatham Issue 38 from Heartofmedia
Our cover celebrates the big Streatham welcome to the first of two Marks and Spencer’s Food stores that opened last month - the queue stretched back as far as Streatham Station entrance for the opening on a Wednesday morning! We’re looking forward to the opening of Aldi and The Gym Group on the same site early in the new year, along with the second M&S, Starbucks and Superdrug in Streatham Hill. This issue, we follow up the Chestnut Avenue chop on Tooting Common, and the People’s Audit in Lambeth. Discover the link between the CIA and...

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