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Far Horizons : Kite Exhibition
Amy Johnson Festival

Sat 9th July - Sat 30th July
Preview: Friday 8th July, 6-8pm

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Far Horizons is part of Hull’s Amy Johnson Festival, focusing on the Kite Collection from Sunderland based Infinite Arts, showcasing an installation of kites from around the world alongside those produced by local artists and community groups.

The Exhibition

"Kites can come in all shapes and sizes, and this exhibition shows some of that amazing variety. Pauline Taylor of Infinite Arts has been collecting, making and flying kites for many years. Her kite collection includes kites made from feathers and leaves as well as those made in the traditional way from paper and bamboo. Modern day kites from rip-stop nylon and carbon fibre complete the collection, which has been drawn from countries in Europe and beyond. Alongside the kites, there is a chance to see the Smithsonian Institution Travelling Exhibition Service (SITES) exhibition Colourful Kite Tales, giving a fascinating insight into the history of kites and capturing their beauty and diversity"

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The Festival

"2016 is the 75th anniversary of the death of Amy Johnson, Hull’s flying heroine. Born in Hull in 1903, Amy Johnson CBE was one of the most influential and inspirational women of the twentieth century. She was the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia and set a string of other records throughout her career. Amy Johnson Festival will mark this anniversary and celebrate Amy’s life, achievements and legacy with an ambitious international programme of the arts and engineering sciences appealing to all interests and ages"

For Further information, please visit www.amyjohnsonfestival.co.uk

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