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Norden Farm’s Kite Festival & Workshops

Type:Free Event

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 4PF

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Norden Farm’s Kite Festival & Workshops

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Norden Farm’s Kite Festival returns this summer

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts are excited to announce that they will be holding Kite Making Workshops this summer in preparation for the return of their community Kite Festival on Sunday 1 September. The Festival takes place at Boyn Grove Park (Punt Hill) in Maidenhead between 1pm - 4pm and is free to attend.

 

Join in the fun at Kite Making Workshops across the school holidays. The first takes place at the Grand Opening of the Maidenhead Beach at Norden Farm on Wednesday 24 July between 11.15am - 1.15pm.

Followed by workshops on Wednesday 7 and 14 August, and Saturday 24 August between 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm. There is also a last minute opportunity to get creative at the Kite Festival on Sunday 1 September. Workshops are suitable for all ages and abilities. Tickets are £3.50 per person.

The workshops are led by specialist kite makers, Community Kite Project. All are welcome to join in to design and create their own original kite to take to the sky at the Festival. At these drop-in sessions, you will be guided through the process of making either the Patang Kite – the Indian Fighter Kite, or a classic Trapezoid Kite.

As part of the project, Norden Farm are also running workshops out in the community at Thames Valley Adventure Playground and through Family Friends.

 

The Kite Festival day itself will feature an acoustic music stage, kite flying, food from local vendors and a bar serving a range of drinks. You can bring along your kite creations, pre-owned or shop bought kites and join our team to fly them on the hill. Everyone is welcome, with or without a kite!

Norden Farm’s Chief Executive and Artistic Director, Jane Corry says; ‘I’m so excited we’ve raised enough funds to produce the Kite Festival again – after the success of last year’s pilot. Flying kites in Boyn Grove Park, lounging on the straw bales whilst the kids played with hula hoops in the shade of the trees was a real highlight of my year. And such pure and simple nostalgic fun!

Really looking forward to the addition of the acoustic music stage this year – it’s going to have a real festival feel.’

Education Manager, Robyn Bunyan says; ‘This year our workshops, run by artists from The Community Kite Project (who have run workshops all over the world - from London to Lebanon!), will engage with members of the local community and community groups ahead of the festival on Sunday 1 September.

We are very much looking forward to working with children, young people and families who access local community services including Thames Valley Adventure Playground, Achieving for Children and Family Friends. And in turn seeing everyone’s kites flying together as one community.’

Norden Farm is a family friendly arts venue in Maidenhead, offering free on-site parking, a friendly Café Bar with children’s menus, colouring and games to keep young minds entertained.

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

Get creative with Norden Farm this school holiday, then join them to round off the summer with some kite flying fun!

Facilities

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Provider Preferences

  • Indoor Event

Map & Directions

Opening Times

Kite Making Workshops, Wednesday, 11.15am-1.15pm (24 July 2019)
Kite Making Workshops, Wednesday, 11.30am–1pm & 2pm–3.30pm (7 Aug 2019)
Kite Making Workshops, Wednesday, 11.30am–1pm & 2pm–3.30pm (14 Aug 2019)
Kite Making Workshops, Saturday, 11.30am–1pm & 2pm–3.30pm (24 Aug 2019)
Kite Festival - Boyn Grove Park (Punt Hill), Sunday 1pm-4pm (1 Sept 2019)

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