Monthly Archives: June 2010

Cricket Match and Race For Life

Apologies for lack of posts. I’m away with the lovely Mrs Bugle until July 5th. Don’t forget the Race For Life on July 4th, from 1030am. See http://www.raceforlife.org/choose-your-event/london—blackheath–04-jul-11.aspx and search my posts from last year, if you need to see the approximate route etc.

Also, Blackheath Society writes that:

“A reminder that the annual cricket match between the Blackheath and Greenwich Societies is being held on Saturday 26 June from 2.30 p.m. in GreenwichPark. Spectators are most welcome – the weather is looking good so do come and support the team. We hope to get the ‘Golden Elephant’ trophy back in the Chapman House office!”

Back soon!

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Review of the Farmers Market

Nice review of the Blackheath Farmers Market here, also picked up by Lonely Planet.

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Bike and Kite Video


Lovely video of the Bike and Kite Festival by youtube user kristalismurphy

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Proper photos from the Blackheath Bike and Kite Festival

Blackheath Bike and Kite Festival
Here are some photos from the first day of the Bike & Kite festival taken by someone with an eye for a photo, rather than me.

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I Heart Blackheath

Lewisham council handing out badges at the Bike and Kite festival, in return for ethnic profiling. Bargain!

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Photos from the Bike and Kite Festival 2010

Here are a few snaps taken at the beginning of the Blackheath Bike and Kite Festival 2010. Not as many people as last year, not as sunny, but loads of wind. A wonderful Sixties psychedelia guitar kite flying through the air, and a joker that is the stuff of nightmares. Go and take a look!

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Blackheath Bike and Kite Festival 2010 on Saturday!


Here are a few tips from the locals, to all the people who will be descending upon Blackheath over the weekend, for the Bike and Kite Festival.

Take an umbrella. If it rains, you’ll need it, and if it’s sunny there’s next to no shade on the heath, so you can hide under it when you get too hot. The pubs will be packed, so best to come with supplies. (Nicholas, the off license in the village does a very nice dry cider).

Take a bike. Don’t drive – there’s almost no parking in Blackheath at the best of times, and over the weekend it will be even worse than usual. Plus, if you take your bike, there’s usually a free Bike Doctor at the festival who will check your tyres, gears, brakes, etc.

Take a kite! Just don’t take a good one! Loads of people will be flying them, and there’s a good chance you’ll get tangled up (happened to me last year)…

There are usually a few really good plant stalls, if you feel like stocking up. Other stalls include advice from the council about recycling, bike & kite sales etc.

Make sure you know what to look out for! There’s an expert’s guide to the kite performers here at The Kite Society.

Finally, if you know anything about Kite Aerial Photography, bring your rig, so that you can improve on my hopeless effort!

Below are links to my pages from the event for the last two years:

2009:

http://blackheathbugle.wordpress.com/2009/06/13/blackheath-bike-and-kite-festival-2009-today/

http://blackheathbugle.wordpress.com/2009/06/13/more-photos-from-the-bike-and-kite-festival-2009/
http://blackheathbugle.wordpress.com/2009/06/16/the-flying-cat/

2008:
http://blackheathbugle.wordpress.com/2008/06/15/photos-from-the-bike-and-kite-festival/

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