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kitefest18.jpg Watch the skies!

The seventh Newbiggin Kite Festival will be taking flight over the Easter weekend with the skies being filled with an explosion of movement and colour as national and international kite flyers visit the region.

My last attempts at kite flying were fairly risible with my niece’s Frozen kite spending more time being dragged through the clarts than in the air. By the time I packed it in, Elsa looked less winter princess and more all-in-mud-wrestler. The professionals behind this glorious event however – such as Skyartists and Sky Fantastic - won’t have any such problems and wilbe producing gasps all round when they get their giant lobsters, crabs, fish and more all hanging in the air. Not only that but the various creatures will bob and weave in time to the live music performed by the likes of The Pallas Family, Free J’s and Fusion. There will also be workshops where youngsters will be able to make kites and experience the joys of flying for themselves, and, yes, there will be face-painting, but of course. The future’s looking up.

Newbiggin Kite Festival, Saturday 31 March and Sunday 1 April, Newbiggin Maritime Centre, The Point, Newbiggin by the Sea, NE64 6DB, 10am-4pm, free. facebook.com/newbiggin.centre