Take to the skies this summer, with free kite flying workshops


Families across Hackney are being invited to take to the skies with a series of free kite flying activities over the summer.

Activities include kite building, storytelling and poetry writing, with the finale, a kite flying day, for all the family, taking place on Hackney Marshes on Saturday 13 August.

Residents will learn how to make a traditional Caribbean Singing Kite, a kite which is traditionally flown in Easter time, is six or eight sided and is usually decorated with bright colours and geometric designs.

Homerton Library will be hosting events, as part of the Olympic legacy, to encourage people in the borough to be more physically active and make better use of the boroughs outdoor spaces.

Kite flying is an uplifting fun activity, a great way exercise, which can be enjoyed by people of all ages, and is a great way to spend time together as a family. Spending time outdoors is also a good way to reduce stress and improve your mental health.

Only 15 kites can be made per session so please arrive early to secure your place. To find out more about the programme of events please see our library event listings


Event listings 


Caribbean Singing Kite making workshops at Homerton Library:

· Wednesday 27 July, 2.30pm – 4.30pm

· Wednesday 3 August, 2.30pm – 4.30pm

· Wednesday 10 August, 2.30pm – 4.30pm


Go Fly a Kite, family poetry writing workshop at Homerton Library:

· Thursday 4 August, 2pm – 3.30pm


Come and fly a kite! Family storytelling event at Homerton Library:

· Thursday 11 August, 2pm – 3.30pm


Caribbean Singing Kite flying at Hackney Marshes (families are welcome to come and watch):

· Saturday 13 August, 2-4pm