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A Moth for Amy
A flutter of moths coming to locations near you!
It is a well-known fact that Amy Johnson flew a De Havilland Gipsy Moth plane on her solo flight to Australia. Inspired by this, we worked with sculptor Saffron Waghorn to create a wonderful giant Mother Moth. From here, 60 moth sculptures were hatched for a Moth Trail that will take you on a journey through Hull, the surrounding East Riding area and beyond! Colourful and vibrant, each sculpture has been lovingly decorated with unique designs by artists from across the globe as well as local community groups. These moths will be found resting on buildings from 1st July onwards. If you are travelling further afield, look out for our Moths at University of Sheffield, The Science Museum in London, Roundshaw Library in Wallington close to the former Croydon Aerodrome and on the prom at Herne Bay, North Kent.
A map of where all of the moths are located will be available on our website and in printed form, so that you can plan a fun day out moth-spotting with your family and friends!
So when the 1st July arrives, instead of looking at your feet or your phone as you walk through the city centre, why not look up at the buildings every so often and catch a moth?
For those planning an autumn visit, we are creating a Moth Collector app which will enable you to tick off each moth that you find.
The Moths will be on display from 1 July 2016 right through to 31 March 2017, welcoming in Hull’s year as UK City of Culture.
Moth maps will be available from Tourist Information Centres, libraries, museums, shops and other venues.
Keep your eyes peeled – and look up!
1 July 2016 – 31 March 2017