A spectacular display of more than 200 kites suspended in the air has been revealed at St Stephen’s today (27th April).
Taking over four nights and almost 200 hours to complete, the colourful installation involved engineers suspending individual kites by rods from the glass ceiling of the shopping centre.
Commissioned by St Stephen’s owner, British Land, the display has been inspired by the centre’s sponsorship of this year’s Bridlington Kite Festival (19 – 20th May), and will be on show until early September.
Now in its third year, the Kite Festival attracts visitors from all over the country to come and see some of the best kite displays in the world.
As part of the festivities, St Stephen’s will also host free kite-making workshops for families over the May Bank Holiday weekend (5th – 6th May) from 10.30am to 4pm. The workshops will feature demonstrations from a professional kite maker who will be on hand to share tips on how to create the best home-made kites.
Jim Harris, centre manager at St Stephen’s said: “The arrival of our kite display is a great moment for us and we can’t wait to see the reaction on shoppers’ faces when they see how our centre has been transformed.
“We’re expecting our free kite workshops to be very popular with families looking to take their creations to the festival or their local park, and as they are being run on a first come, first served basis, we’re encouraging people to arrive early to avoid disappointment.”