Norden Farm Kite Festival and Kite Making Workshops

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Altwood Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 4PF

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Norden Farm Centre for the Arts are excited to announce that The Kite Festival returns this year. After Covid-19 forced last year’s festival to move online, 2021 sees the event return to Boyn Grove Park (Punt Hill) on Sunday 5 September between 12pm and 4pm. Entry is free.

The Maidenhead arts venue will be running Kite Making Workshops in the lead up to the festival. Participants will be guided through the process of making either a Patang Kite – the Indian Fighter Kite or a classic Trapezoid Kite.

The run of workshops begin with a series in local Maidenhead schools including Manor Green School, Boyne Hill CE Infant and Nursery School, St Edmund Campion Catholic Primary School and All Saints CE Junior School. Artists will be working with up to 4 classes in the schools to create their own kites.

As part of the project, Norden Farm is also taking workshops to community groups including Family Friends, Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service and Home-Start Slough. All three organisations support local families going through a difficult time.

For families, there will be workshops held at Norden Farm on Friday 6 August at 2pm and 3.30pm, then again on Saturday 14 August at 2pm and 3.30pm. All workshops at Norden Farm will be socially distanced. 

OnDemand Kite Kits are available this year. Families can order a kit online, collect it from Norden Farm and then watch the OnDemand video from anywhere to get crafty and create kites. OnDemand Kite Kits are £5 per kit and include all materials.

There is also a last minute opportunity to get creative at the Kite Festival on Sunday 5 September. All workshops are suitable for ages 4+ years. 

All workshops are led by specialist kite makers from Community Kite Project. They have been running kite workshops and flying events since 2011. 

The Kite Festival day itself features live music, kite flying, local food vendors, entertainment and a bar. 

People are being encouraged to bring along their new kite creations, pre-owned or shop bought kites and join in to fly them on the hill. Everyone is welcome to the festival – with or without a kite!

The Kite Festival and Kite Making Workshops are supported by funding from Shanly Foundation, RBWM, The Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust and The Cyril Taylor Charitable Foundation.

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Opening Times

Kite making workshops at Norden Farm (6 Aug 2021)
DayTimes
Friday14:00 - 15:30
Kite making workshops at Norden Farm (14 Aug 2021)
DayTimes
Saturday14:00 - 15:30
Kite Festival (5 Sept 2021)
DayTimes
Sunday12:00 - 16:00

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