Streatham’s peace festival has got off to a flying start with children making lanterns and knitters wearing a scarf more than 100-metres long.

The week-long Little Big Peace Event, organised by volunteers, was inspired by Peace One Day - an international campaign which is calling for a global ceasefire on September 21.

The event started with about 20 children making lanterns and sporting butterflies and stars, at Streatham Library on Sunday.

Festival goers also came together to wear the giant scarf, made by the Ninja Knitters, before a film screening at the Odeon on Streatham High Road on Monday.

About 50 people watched film the Day after Peace and took part in a Skype link-up with Jeremy Gilley, founder of Peace One Day, afterwards. For other peaceful activities this week go to