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Cancelled Isle of Wight event gets new date

Fri 20 Jul 2012

Cancelled Isle of Wight event gets new date

Isle of Wight holidays could be popular among tourists who want to go to a kite festival during their summer break in the UK.

The Up and Down Kite Festival was originally set to take place in June but was cancelled as a result of the bad weather experienced by the island during the course of the month.

Events such as the Isle of Wight Festival also saw disruption due to the strong winds and heavy rain and it was decided the kite festival should be rescheduled for a later date.

According to a report by the Isle of Wight County Press, it has now been revealed that the event will take place in September.

The festival, which has been organised by the New Carnival Company and Natural Wight will be held at Bembridge Down on September 15th, with the action set to run from 14:30 BST.

A wide range of activities are set to take place on the day of the event, such as the display of an array of colourful kites that have been handmade from biodegradable materials.

Those who book Isle of Wight holidays to coincide with the festival will be able to take part in the free-fly zone that is going to be set up at the site, while stunning aerial displays are going to be put on by professional kite artists Sky Bums.

Other outdoor entertainment and workshops have also been confirmed as being held at the festival, so there is sure to be lots to do for all the family.

Workshops are going to be held at the Carnival Learning Centre, Westridge in the days leading up to the Isle of Wight event, it was also noted.

The Isle of Wight will be hoping the rain holds off for the official visit of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip later in the month.

Posted by Louise ParkesADNFCR-3083-ID-801411773-ADNFCR

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