Centenary kites!

johnboy 20 May 2013

All right thinking people agree kites are cool.

ArtsACT is giving notice of a kite flying day by Lake Ginninderra:

Kites will fill the skies on Saturday 1 June at Belconnen Arts Centre’s WIND AIR WATER – CENTENARY KITES at LAKE GINNINDERRA. Join Belconnen Arts Centre to celebrate the kites, colours and the cultures from around the world that use kites as a way to express themselves and their communities. As part of this Centenary year, Belconnen Arts Centre will be a spectacular place to spend World Environment Day.

Activities for both children and adults include kite making workshops, face painting and watching the flying of dozens of community kites which have been made by groups, businesses and organisations over the last 6 months. The Royal Aeronautical Society will be on hand explaining and giving demonstrations about kite flying and magic of the elements wind and air, and the public is invited to bring their own kites to fly during the day. There will be talks by artists Lucy Buttenshaw, Pol Cruz, Eryn Mullins, Ralph Tikerpae about their current Main Gallery exhibition A Critical Diversion and by Steph Wilson, speaking about her work in the Foyer exhibition Plain Site.

Lively music from local musicians Kooky Fandango and RAAN, soup and bread and sausage sizzle by Belconnen Community Services, delicious Vietnamese food by the Vietnamese School of Canberra and yummy gelato by Gelatissimo Westfields Belconnen will all be available.

Adam Stankevicius, General Manager, Centenary of Canberra will officially launch the Festival and the Flying of the Community Kites, along with Peter Travis, internationally-known designer, sculptor and artist and Festival Creative Consultant. Enlivening the Festival’s activities will be Maxius the Magnificent (Mark Johnson, entertainer) as Festival MC and Michael Richards of Kite Magic, community kite-making Masterclass facilitator.

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