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I have been sent the following text which confirms that the event is going ahead:-

"Due to recent council efficiency measures, the events programme in Sunderland has been reviewed and developed to create a new festival in the summer of 2011. The “Sunderland Festival” (provisional title) will take place on July 2nd and 3rd 2011 at the Northern Area Playing Fields in Washington and in other venues around the city including flagship parks and seaside resorts.

The new event will have a wider remit than previous kite and friendship festivals and will focus in particular on community participation and there are plans for music concerts each evening in a big top tent on site. Kites will still play a large part of the event with an area reserved for specialist kitefliers to demonstrate, and it is hoped that kitefliers from all over the UK come to take part. Sadly, there is no money to support travel and accommodation so it is unlikely that many international kitefliers will be able to join us, although they are still welcome. The city plans to invite a small number of guest kitefliers from a selected country and in 2011, it is likely that the guest country will be the USA.

We hope that, as in previous years, free camping and parking will be available for registered kitefliers, so if you are interested in attending The Sunderland Festival, please put the dates in your diary now. I hope to be able to send out more information soon and to start registration for kitefliers as soon as possible"

The Decs have attended this event 'most' years since the team was formed so I hope that we will find a way to get there again this year.

Felix

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I have been sent the following text which confirms that the event is going ahead:-

"Due to recent council efficiency measures, the events programme in Sunderland has been reviewed and developed to create a new festival in the summer of 2011. The "Sunderland Festival" (provisional title) will take place on July 2nd and 3rd 2011 at the Northern Area Playing Fields in Washington and in other venues around the city including flagship parks and seaside resorts.

The new event will have a wider remit than previous kite and friendship festivals and will focus in particular on community participation and there are plans for music concerts each evening in a big top tent on site. Kites will still play a large part of the event with an area reserved for specialist kitefliers to demonstrate, and it is hoped that kitefliers from all over the UK come to take part. Sadly, there is no money to support travel and accommodation so it is unlikely that many international kitefliers will be able to join us, although they are still welcome. The city plans to invite a small number of guest kitefliers from a selected country and in 2011, it is likely that the guest country will be the USA.

We hope that, as in previous years, free camping and parking will be available for registered kitefliers, so if you are interested in attending The Sunderland Festival, please put the dates in your diary now. I hope to be able to send out more information soon and to start registration for kitefliers as soon as possible"

The Decs have attended this event 'most' years since the team was formed so I hope that we will find a way to get there again this year.

Felix

I got the same mail and I am hoping to get there again this year

Keith

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If anyone is needing accomodation I could see if I can get discount - no promises but I did manage to get cheaper accomodation for the rev clinic a couple of years ago.

If anyone is interested pm me with details and I will see what I can do.

The camping is free from Pauline at Infinate Arts.

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Today I spoke with the manager of the Campanile Hotel. He is offering a deal to kite fliers £40 per person per night for bed and breakfast. You must make it known when booking that you are there for the kite festival and that you want the agreed £40 deal.

The address of the hotel is Emmerson Terrace washington, tyne and wear NE37 1LB Tel 0191 416 5010.

There is also a Premier Inn, Travel lodge and a Holiday Inn next to the hotel if you can't get fixed up.

I hope this helps and look forward to seeing loads of rev fliers up North.

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Likewise Daz, sorry to hear you won't be northward bound ...was very much looking forward to hearing about the 'experience' ...there'll be other opportunities in the near future no doubt.

Otherwise hope everything is OK.

Chris

I'm also sorry that Daz will not be able to join us but I am encouraged by the weather forecast which now suggests sunny conditions with light breezes... Not rain...

We'll have a couple of Zens and some spar sets for Rev 1s so hopefully we will be able to take advantage of the conditions.

Felix

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