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The Nationals Have Landed!

We’re absolutely delighted to welcome four of our national Moths back onto home soil. Australian Tiger Moth, Geoffrey, Flight Over Thailand and I Believe I Can Fly, previously at Sheffield University, Science Museum London, Croydon and Herne Bay respectively, are now back in Hull, ensconced at Hull Paragon for all Moth app collectors and enthusiasts […]

Amy: The Musical!

A concert production of the musical Amy will be staged at Hull Guildhall on 3rd May 2017. This is not only a theatrical event, but also an historical one. Amy’s historic flight began on 3rd May 1930 and she landed in Darwin, Australia on 24th May in her fragile bi-plane ‘Jason’, a perfect replica of […]

Flying to Freedom – Hull to Rotterdam

It formed part of the opening of Amy Johnson Festival last year – and now it’s going to Rotterdam! We’re delighted to announce that Spinoff Production’s brilliant film, based on the Flying to Freedom concert at the Albemarle Centre last July, has been chosen to be shown at the International Community Arts Festival in Rotterdam […]

Moth Auction date announced

We are pleased to announce that our Big Moth Charity Auction will be held on Saturday 6 May 2017,  2pm at Hull’s Mercure Royal Hotel. Most of our Moths finally flutter away from their current homes on Friday 31 March 2017 although some will be purchased in advance by their original sponsors. A full list […]

Maureen Lipman unveils new Amy statue

The grand finale of Amy Johnson Festival (except for the Big Moth Charity Auction next April) was the unveiling on Friday 30 September by Maureen Lipman of a beautiful bronze statue of Amy Johnson. Modelled and cast by sculptor Stephen Melton, the statue was a joint commission between Amy Johnson Festival Limited and Keepmoat Group, […]

Our on-line shop is open!

Delighted to announce that our on-line shop is now open for business. Most of the festival items are available here: our range of publications from the beautiful photobook, ‘Amy Johnson, A Life in Pictures’ to the graphic comic ‘Jason’ and the magnificent ‘Big Book of Moths’; the ever popular Moth for Amy acryllic badges and […]

An Adieu from Amy!

We’re busy moving boxes and clearing out our office today – feel free to give us a hand if you’re passing Zebedee’s Yard – but the Festival still isn’t quite over.   A Life in Pictures: The Collected Photographs runs until September 27 at the Brynmor Jones Library at the University of Hull from 10.00am […]

Moth Yarnbomb Takes Hold!

You might have noticed something a little different about our Aviatrix Moth down at Hull History Centre today – she’s been well and truly yarnbombed by those cheeky ninjas at The Little Wicker Basket and we think she looks amazing! If you’re not entirely sure what yarnbombing is, well, it’s a kind of non-permenant graffiti […]

The Wind and the Weather: Matheson Marcault

Our new game, The Wind and the Weather, is an interactive story about Amy Johnson. Our game was commissioned by the Amy Johnson Festival,  as part of their series of twelve new writing commissions exploring different aspects of Amy’s life. It takes ten or fifteen minutes to play, and focuses on the last few hours of Johnson’s journey. This […]

Hullywood Studios Presents…..Virtual Amy!

Virtual Amy From Friday 26 August onwards Hull Central Library Computer scientists at the University of Hull have brought two of the city’s most famous heroes back to ‘life’ with blockbusting technology. Digital 3D versions of Amy Johnson and William Wilberforce have being created using the same techniques as a Hollywood film, resulting in life-sized interactive projections and […]