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There’s something rather special about St Ives in spring. Clear bright expansive skies, fresh wild sea air, it’s the ideal time to blow away cobwebs, get out, and embrace the elements. It is also the perfect combination for a free fun activity for all – Kite Flying – which is exactly what St Ives Town is inviting you to do on Saturday 26 March.
Did you know the Island has been the location for community Kite flying days in the past?
Kneehigh Theatre created the first St Ives Kite festival day in 1991. It was a community project led by Anna Maria Murphy and, amongst other designer-makers and artists, Billy ‘Dr Kite’ Wynter, who also collaborated on the second Island Kite day event, with local artist Joanna Mayes over 10 years ago.This year, as part of its Welcome back funded activities St Ives Town Council is reviving Kite Fest, through its Cultural Services and partnership with Mayes Creative.
‘I’ve yet to meet anyone who doesn’t like flying or watching Kites dance in the sky! Said Emma Gibson Cultural Services Manager. ‘This fest is free and open to all. There are various ways people can get involved, including contributing to a large town kite, designed by ‘Dr Kite’ and creating their own, at one of the two Making Days at the Library on 12 & 19 March. Or if making is not your thing, you can simply come along to Flight Day at the island on 26 th March. We really hope everyone will see this as a chance to get together safely again to celebrate our community and the town’.
Alongside the Welcome Back funding, Feast is supporting additional activities including after-school making events, led by Barnoon Workshop. St Uny school will be sending Kite postcards to local care homes and visitors to St Ives Farmers’ Market will be invited to share their wishes on a piece ofbunting to be flown on Flight Day.
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 28th September 2022
An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until 15th December 2022