July 2016

EYMS Shuttlebus Service

  The lovely people at EYMS are providing a free shuttlebus service to the Far Horizons International Kite Weekend this Saturday only – full details and timetable here. Now there’s no excuse not to come along! Also it’s worth noting that we’ll be unable to take card payments at the Racecourse over the weekend – so […]

Amy Johnson: A Life in Pictures

We’re so excited to launch this culmination of months and month of hard work. Amy Johnson – A Life in Pictures gathers together almost 200 photographs of Amy taken throughout her life, providing a rich, direct, visual insight into her remarkable story. The photos have been drawn from a wide range of sources, private and public, […]

‘Kites, music, theatre, launches, moths…

……what more can Amy Johnson Festival throw at me?!’ In this new series of weekly blogs, the team behind Amy Johnson Festival – volunteers, programming leads, artists, copy editors, project managers, contractors – reveal what it’s like working on the festival and what inspires them about the themes running through it. For our first week, […]

Iqbal Husain joins Kite Weekend

One of Iqbal’s quirky designs in the style of a dragon kite, but featuring a cow’s head followed by a trail of burgers. We’re delighted to announce that Iqbal Husain will now be joining us for the Far Horizons International Kite Weekend at Beverley Racecourse. Ahead of this weekend’s big event, we asked Iqbal a […]

Living Amy is Live!

  We’re extremely proud of our Living Amy commissions. Supported by the James Reckitt Library Trust and developed in association with Hull Libraries, our writers and artists have dreamed up films, poetry, blogs, podcasts, comics, graphic novels and performances that breathe new life into Amy for a whole new generation. We’ll be profiling each individual commission […]

Amy’s Car at Zebedee’s Yard

  We’re delighted to announce that Amy’s beautiful 1933 Standard Avon Special will be on display in Zebedee’s Yard on Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 July. In the 1930’s, Amy Johson’s husband, Captain Jim Mollison was great friends with Reginald Maudsley, chairman of the Standard Motor Company of Coventry. Maudsley and Mollison decided to celebrate the production […]

The Flutter has Landed and the App is Coming!

Photo courtesy of Jerome Wittingham Look up, look down, look all around – in case you haven’t noticed, there’s 59 new giant multi-coloured moths across Hull and the UK. As part of the launch of Amy Johnson Festival, A Moth for Amy has brought vibrant designs to life on giant sculptures inspired by Amy Johnson’s de Havilland DH60 […]