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#1 Felix Mottram

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 10:46 AM

I have been sent the following text which confirms that the event is going ahead:-

"Due to recent council efficiency measures, the events programme in Sunderland has been reviewed and developed to create a new festival in the summer of 2011. The “Sunderland Festival” (provisional title) will take place on July 2nd and 3rd 2011 at the Northern Area Playing Fields in Washington and in other venues around the city including flagship parks and seaside resorts.

The new event will have a wider remit than previous kite and friendship festivals and will focus in particular on community participation and there are plans for music concerts each evening in a big top tent on site. Kites will still play a large part of the event with an area reserved for specialist kitefliers to demonstrate, and it is hoped that kitefliers from all over the UK come to take part. Sadly, there is no money to support travel and accommodation so it is unlikely that many international kitefliers will be able to join us, although they are still welcome. The city plans to invite a small number of guest kitefliers from a selected country and in 2011, it is likely that the guest country will be the USA.
We hope that, as in previous years, free camping and parking will be available for registered kitefliers, so if you are interested in attending The Sunderland Festival, please put the dates in your diary now. I hope to be able to send out more information soon and to start registration for kitefliers as soon as possible"

The Decs have attended this event 'most' years since the team was formed so I hope that we will find a way to get there again this year.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 01:00 AM

I have been sent the following text which confirms that the event is going ahead:-

"Due to recent council efficiency measures, the events programme in Sunderland has been reviewed and developed to create a new festival in the summer of 2011. The "Sunderland Festival" (provisional title) will take place on July 2nd and 3rd 2011 at the Northern Area Playing Fields in Washington and in other venues around the city including flagship parks and seaside resorts.

The new event will have a wider remit than previous kite and friendship festivals and will focus in particular on community participation and there are plans for music concerts each evening in a big top tent on site. Kites will still play a large part of the event with an area reserved for specialist kitefliers to demonstrate, and it is hoped that kitefliers from all over the UK come to take part. Sadly, there is no money to support travel and accommodation so it is unlikely that many international kitefliers will be able to join us, although they are still welcome. The city plans to invite a small number of guest kitefliers from a selected country and in 2011, it is likely that the guest country will be the USA.
We hope that, as in previous years, free camping and parking will be available for registered kitefliers, so if you are interested in attending The Sunderland Festival, please put the dates in your diary now. I hope to be able to send out more information soon and to start registration for kitefliers as soon as possible"

The Decs have attended this event 'most' years since the team was formed so I hope that we will find a way to get there again this year.

Felix



I got the same mail and I am hoping to get there again this year

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 08:01 AM

Thats great news. We will be attending as its our local festival and looking forward to seeing you all there. Posted Image
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Posted 15 June 2011 - 04:14 AM

Thats great news. We will be attending as its our local festival and looking forward to seeing you all there. Posted Image


Looks like we have 5 if not 6 fliers.

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 04:43 AM

Hope those winds are a little, I mean a lot less squaller than last years!

Have a great time all.

...and of course if there's any chance a couple of videos, anyone anyone?! ...for us unlucky non-attendees, then all the better Posted Image

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 05:25 AM

Thinking about attending,will have to see what shift I am on that weekend
All the best

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 11:50 AM

If anyone is needing accomodation I could see if I can get discount - no promises but I did manage to get cheaper accomodation for the rev clinic a couple of years ago.
If anyone is interested pm me with details and I will see what I can do.
The camping is free from Pauline at Infinate Arts.
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Posted 16 June 2011 - 08:49 AM

Just sent my kite flyers application,all I have to do now is get my boss to let me have the weekend off
All the best

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#9 Felix Mottram

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 11:01 AM

Just sent my kite flyers application,all I have to do now is get my boss to let me have the weekend off


Hope you can get the weekend off.

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 09:29 PM

All sorted with work,I am coming to Sunderland.I just hope I get my kite flyers application to the right people and in time
All the best

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:08 AM

Today I spoke with the manager of the Campanile Hotel. He is offering a deal to kite fliers £40 per person per night for bed and breakfast. You must make it known when booking that you are there for the kite festival and that you want the agreed £40 deal.

The address of the hotel is Emmerson Terrace washington, tyne and wear NE37 1LB Tel 0191 416 5010.

There is also a Premier Inn, Travel lodge and a Holiday Inn next to the hotel if you can't get fixed up.

I hope this helps and look forward to seeing loads of rev fliers up North.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:53 AM

Hotel booked
I am coming up north for a spot of flying with the fusion boys and hopefully the decs
All the best

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:30 AM

Great news Daz. Do you need a translator!!
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 11:11 AM

I should be ok,been to WH smiths for a northern phrase book
All the best

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 07:20 AM

You may need a map as well, don't think sat nav works up there.
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 09:23 AM

Your right Bob. You need a full UK sat nav not the Watford version


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Posted 21 June 2011 - 09:25 AM

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 09:31 AM

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 10:23 AM

Your right Bob. You need a full UK sat nav not the Watford version

Nothing wrong with north of Watford (I am North of Watford) but you guys are dangerously close to falling over the edge up there.
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Posted 27 June 2011 - 01:20 AM

I should be ok,been to WH smiths for a northern phrase book


Sadly I can't make it to Sunderland,family matters to attend to
All the best

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