I wandered along to the Brighton Kite Festival to attend the maiden flight of a friend's kite. The Festival is an annual two-day event held in Stanmer Park, Falmer, near Brighton. As you will see, it attracts kites and kite flyers of all sorts and sizes, offers demonstrations by experts and provides opportunities to buy kites (and spare parts).

 

row of small marquees view of the park showing people and many kites showing that the kite is much bigger than the man launchng it giant octopus windsock kite aloft Man fling a tri-plane styled kite several huge lizard kites with people to indicate the size a pair of kites being flown in formation view of families relaxing in the evening