August 2016

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 […]

Jason Lands in Hull at Last (well, sort of!)

  The Amy Johnson Festival and Hull History Centre are delighted to announce that a replica of Hull aviatrix Amy Johnson’s de Havilland Gipsy Moth Jason is now on display at the History Centre. The Science Museum in London has loaned this 1/72 scale replica of Jason, and although it is not actually Jason, the […]

Queen of Air: Joe Kriss and Annie Watson

Working on the creation of ‘Queen of Air’ was an amazing experience. It begun with research, reading Madge Gillie’s excellent biography and discovering Amy spent her student years in Sheffield living 5 minutes round the corner from my house which helped bring her alive to me. Its an incredible story. One of the key things […]

Da Vinci Engineered: Half Price Admission

Da Vinci Engineered Zebedee’s Yard 10am – 5pm all week We’re entering the last week of Da Vinci Engineered here in Hull, and what better way to celebrate than to offer half price entry until the exhibition closes on Sunday 21 August? Join us for the last time to appreciate these beautiful machines before they […]

Freelancing and Fluttering

From moths to planes to kites to photos, it’s been a whirlwind of activity for me the last few months at Amy Johnson Festival. This last fortnight has been a culmination of two of the main projects I have overseen as Exhibition Co-ordinator, the first being A Flutter of Moths. We worked with local company […]

Amy Johnson Song Cycle: The Songs

Ahead of the premiere of Amy Johnson Song Cycle by Amanda Lowe and the Aviatrix this Saturday, we found out a little more about the stories behind the songs. 1: Prologue – One Bright Morning. This interpretation of the traditional folk song top and tails the Song Cycle, this first introduction as a song of […]

Through the Weather Glass

Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 August, 10am – 5pm Zebedee’s Yard, Whitefriargate, Hull A creative writing lecturer at Leeds Beckett University is giving wings to her latest novel through a free interactive event this weekend. Dr Lucy Burnett’s novel, Through the Weather Glass, is a re-writing of the classic Icarus story, which tells a fictionalised version […]

Strata Homes: Red Letter Days and Amy

Here at Strata Homes, we’ve been getting into the spirit of things throughout August and September as Hull celebrates the Amy Johnson festival. We’re feeling really lucky to be involved with a festival right at the heart of Hull culture; so much so, we’ve been showing off our own multi-coloured creature as part of the […]

Sarah Wilkinson: Memories Light the Corners of my Mind

I stopped the car outside 154 St. George’s Road, Hull, and got out. I looked up at the modest red brick house. I stood for a long time staring up at the windows, trying to imagine the sounds, sights and smells of this house when little Amy Johnson was running around it in the early […]