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Like the wind
Posted 10th Mar 2013 at 8:05 pmFor those that maybe left earlier in the day, here's a pick of the afternoon session. Some of our larger kites took to the sky.
Posted 10th Mar 2013 at 8:03 pmPraise the lord: Wind has picked up and the Roaebud sky is full of kites, sun, songs and laughter!
Posted 10th Mar 2013 at 2:21 pm
The ninth kite festival at Rosebud will be held beside the pier at Jetty Road, on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th March and the skies of Rosebud will once again be alive with a myriad of colourful kites.
Kite flying originated in China, over 2500 years ago, using silk fabric and bamboo framework. Over the years the design and technology of kites has evolved and manufacturers now use a variety of materials, styles and shapes. From flat shapes, 3 dimensional forms, rotating wind socks to modern, massive inflatable designs. The festival at Rosebud will display many of these new style kites, while encouraging children to learn the art and skill of kite flying.
This year will bring back to Rosebud, Craig Hansen from New Zealand flying some of the world's largest inflatable kites made in the Peter Lynn kite factory in New Zealand, also Kevin and Linda Saunders from Oz Kites in South Australia. New to the event is Jan O’Loughlin from Bundaberg, Queensland, who will her feature her own original designed inflatable kites and ‘ground dwellers’ which are air inflatable pieces that are tethered to the ground. Great for getting 'up close' to. Together with the demonstration flying from members of the Victorian Kite Association, including a World Champion Flyer, spectators are in for a real treat.
The Saturday session has been introduced to allow kite enthusiasts to get up close to the experts, when they can see them between 10am and 1pm on the foreshore, and get close to both the kites and the flyers.
Sunday is the main festival with activities starting at 11am and going through to 5pm
There were workshops for kite making, craft, dance and circus skills, kiddies carnival rides. Roving clowns, musicians and characters such as Tubby The Robot and Eesha the Elephant will keep the entire family entertained, while on stage there will be a range of musical performances with dancing space provided! This event has become a significant in the world kite flying calendar and a wonderful day for all the family.
For further information please call Alison Doherty 0403 889 559.