Festival Admin

Amy Johnson Arts & Engineering Awards open for applications

We are delighted to announce details of the Amy Johnson Arts & Engineering Awards. Funded by the proceeds from the Moth for Amy auction, the Awards aim to: encourage the participation of women in the arts and engineering support projects that explore, or make creative links between, engineering and the arts encourage investigation and research […]

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 […]

Summer jobs with Amy!

We are now recruiting two Exhibition Services Team Leaders. These two month contracts, starting 20 June, are based in our glorious Exhibition Marquee in Zebedee’s Yard, Hull City Centre. The job includes customer care of visitors to the Da Vinci Engineered exhibition, festival shop and information centre, managing volunteers and making sure the exhibits and […]

75 second film challenge!

We are inviting film-makers and artists to create 75 second duration films for Amy Johnson’s 75th Anniversary! There will be four awards of £500 for the best films. The award winners and a selection of others will be screened during the Festival and will also be available on line. Films can be abstract, narrative, animations, […]

Moth Designs Fly In

We’ve been bowled over by the number of beautiful designs that have been received in response to our call out in early December. We want to thank all the artists who have responded and wish we could use every one that has come in. Almost 200 designs have arrived with us and it’s been a […]

Remembering Amy, 5th January 2016

Tuesday 5th January is the 75th Anniversary of Amy Johnson’s tragic and untimely death. Although the festival doesn’t begin until 1st July, we couldn’t let this day go by without a tribute. Join us at Kardomah94 for an evening of music, film, theatre and spoken word. This evening is a small tribute to an amazing […]


Following the launch of the festival’s ‘A Moth for Amy’ flagship public art project, at Hull’s award-winning restaurant, 1884 Dock Street Kitchen, the first 15 Hull and East Yorkshire companies have signed up to sponsor their Moth. At the event, over 60 businesses heard from Jim Harris, manager of St Stephen’s Shopping Centre how the […]


Here at Amy Johnson Festival wings are aflutter and we are delighted to invite artists to create designs for ‘A Moth for Amy’. We are seeking designs which are vibrant, colourful and inspired by one (or more!) of the following festival themes: The life and flying achievements of Amy Johnson Women’s equality and liberation Women […]


Clare Huby, who project managed the award-winning and highly successful ’Larkin with Toads’ public art project, is to advise Amy Johnson Festival on ‘A Moth for Amy’. ‘Larkin with Toads’ was part of the 2010 Larkin25 programme commemorating the life and work of poet and librarian, Philip Larkin. The 40 artist decorated fibreglass toads stole […]


The festival’s mass public art project ‘A Moth for Amy’ has moved one step closer with the first casting of the two part fibreglass shells of the Moth. The moth original was created by Skipsea-based sculptor, Saffron Waghorn, pictured here with the prototype. After scanning her sculpture, Ideal Standard made a full-size mould in their […]