Time to get out and about

With restrictions starting to ease and the warmer weather arriving, it is time to step out into the new Covid-secure world and discover what is on your doorstep.

Friends of Streatham Common are making it easy for us with a series of events based on or around The Rookery (www.streathamcommon.org/events).

Shakespeare in the Rookery – Henry V

20 June 2021 15:00

This is an open air production by the Festival Players. Bring a camping chair or a blanket to sit on the lawn. A limited number of tickets are available on the day but it is best to book in advance to be sure of your place. Tickets are £17 per adult. Social distancing and masks will be necessary if coronavirus restrictions dictate.

Did you know that Dame Edith Evans had a special connection with Streatham and Shakespeare? The young Edith was working in a milliner’s shop in the City but attended drama classes at Victoria in her spare time. This group of actors later developed into the Streatham Shakespeare Players and Edith made her debut as Viola in Twelfth Night in October 1910.

Butterfly Walk

17 July 2021 15:00

Do you think a Purple Hairstreak is a hair accessory or a Tiger Moth, an aeroplane? Can you tell a Red Admiral from a Peacock?

If you are interested in learning more about and how to identify the many species of moths and butterflies that visit Streatham Common, then join Peter Newmark for this afternoon stroll.

This is a free event. Meet at the main gates to the Rookery at 3.00 p.m.