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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 […]

FIRST FIFTEEN COMPANIES SIGN UP TO SPONSOR ‘A MOTH FOR AMY’

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 […]

DESIGN A MOTH FOR AMY – CALL OUT FOR ARTISTS

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 […]

TOADS PROJECT MANAGER TO ADVISE ON MOTHS!

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 […]

MOTH PROTOTYPE TAKES SHAPE

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 […]

UNIVERSITY OF HULL GRADUATE JOINS TEAM

Jacob Zobkiw, who recently graduated from University of Hull with a Historical Studies PhD, had joined the Amy Johnson Festival team as International Programme Officer. He will be making contact with cultural organisations all along Amy Johnson’s flightpath from England to Australia – from Vienna to Brsibane – to invite them to re-discover Amy’s connection […]