GOGs & Chums Assorted Events in 2019
LVKF René Maier Heart Workshop, WHKF Ralf Maserski Workshop, Berck, Minchinhampton,
Cervia, JU24, Houlgate, Streatham, Bridlington, Westward Ho!, Margam, Basingstoke, Teston Fly-In,
Cardigan Bay, Morecambe, Barmouth, Brighton, Berrington, Shropshire, JU25, Exmouth, Portsmouth,
Teston Weekend, Rijsbergse Vliegerdagen, Bognor, Middledown, WHKF Lechlade Fun Fly,
LUTS + OSOW (Cliddesden)

Confirm details on Julie White's excellent Kite Calendar + Normal calendar for 2019 HERE

N.B.  RAFFLE  or  TOMBOLA  or  AUCTION  - donations are always welcome!

To avoid confusion (mostly mine), I have also briefly listed the  Main Events  below,
in date order, with links to their own GOG pages.
René Maier Heart Workshop - LVKF members only 
9-10 Feb 2019 9am-5pm at Millennium Village Hall, Church Lane, Cliddesden RG25 2JQ - MAP
   BAG RAFFLE  in aid of Planets Cancer Charity  
There will be food for lunches + tea & coffee for a donation to Planets

Here's a LINK to the colours René can get, if you want different colours from the white and red
please look at what's on offer and get back to me alan.cosgrove(at)ntlworld.com by 1st Dec 2018.
For full details contact Alan Cosgrove - and to see more of René's kites please visit his Facebook page
Gits Attending = Keith B, Alan O, Andrew & Sandra, David P, Jacqui, Alan C

For more photos & comments please visit the René Workshop page.

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WHKF Kite Workshop 23-24 Feb 2019
Ralf Maserski's Positive, Negative Kites

 St Joseph's College, Swindon, SN3 3LR - doors open at 09:00am 
Organiser: Don Baggett - contact him on Facebook
or by Email: donald.baggett(at)virginmedia.com
Full Details on Facebook    BAG RAFFLE 

The reason for putting this out so early is to try and get as many people as possible attending.
So if you know of anyone who might be interested please let them know.

The workshop will be Ralf's kite the "Positive, Negative" the colours of which you can choose from the pictures provided,
I will let you know when colour selections are required. You will end up, hopefully with 2 kites not just the one.
The cost of the workshop will be £145, which as usual covers lunch on both days and free running tea/coffee,
a £50 deposit is required, could you please pay this on or before the AGM in November 2018
If you pay by BACS could you make it known it is for the workshop and also let me know you have paid by BACS.

As per normal a restaurant will be sorted out for the Saturday evening meal, which the price of is not included in the workshop price.
If you are interested could you please let me know ASAP and I can sort out numbers. Any questions please get in touch with me. Don.

Well - you know where the Gits go for Full English Breakfast... The Dockle Farmhouse of course!
Gits Attending = Keith B, Andrew S, Roy M, Malcolm B, Nigel G
For more photos & comments please visit the WHKF Workshop 2019 page.

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Berck sur Mer 33rd Festival: 6-14 April 2019 Website +
5 Avenue Francis Tattegrain, 62600 Berck-Sur-Mer, Nord-Pas-De-Calais, France - MAP
angel Farewell to Harry Douglas: 16 April 2019 at 4:00pm Details Here angel

Minchinhampton Kite Festival - No festival for 2019
We are sorry to announce we will be having a year off, We hope to be back in 2020!  
ARTEVENTO FESTIVAL 2019 Cervia: 20 April - 1 May
39th FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DELL' AQUILONE - dal 20 APRILE al 1 MAGGIO
Artevento Website
We are delighted to see they have dedicated this festival to Ray Bethell in their beautiful poster
and Franca Perletti has compiled a beautiful Facebook Photo Album as a Tribute to Big Daddy
photo by Franca Perletti - Mille Grazie Franca!

Here was a precious moment captured when a young lady danced with Nick James' beautiful angels
photo by Franca Perletti - Mille Grazie Franca!

Facebook Albums:- Davide Baroni
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  +++ Jolly Up 24: 27-28 April 2019 +++  
In The Kite Field , between the M3 and Southlea, Cliddesden, Basingstoke RG25 2JL + Guide
Gits Attending = Most of them!
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  +++ Houlgate Plein Vent: 11-12 May 2019 +++  
Promenade Roland Garros, 14510 Houlgate, France + MAP 
A bientôt/See you there!   Google Photo Album
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21st Streatham Common Kite Day: Sunday 12 May 2019 11am - 5pm
Streatham Common, Lambeth, London SW16 3BT - Website
A23 Streatham High Road - parking by the café at the top of the hill.
(If you park on Streatham Common South, stay off the grass - or you'll get clamped or towed.)

We welcome all old friends and new ones if you can kindly pass the word around and would simply like
you to confirm if you can make it - We really hope you can - Looking forward to hearing from you!
N.B. If you do come, remember your camera so we can identify any idiots using manja!

Please reply to me at this Email - Many thanks - Bob Colover
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4th Bridlington Kite Festival: 18-19 May 2019
With the Northern Kite Group, Sewerby Fields, Bridlington, N.Yorkshire YO15 1ER
Gits Attending = Keith + Alan & Anne
For more photos & comments please visit the Bridlington 2019 page.

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Westward Ho! Festival Of Kites: 19 May 2019
On the beach at Westward Ho! from 11:00am - Postcode EX39 1GW
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Margam International KF: 24-27 May 2019
Margam, Neath Port Talbot SA13 2TJ + Website
Kite Flying & Camping  Application Form  HERE

Gits Attending = Most of them + 16,000,000 midges
For more photos & comments please visit the Margam 2019 page.
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  +++ 27th Basingstoke KF: 1-2 June 2019 +++  
Down Grange Sports Complex, Pack Lane, Basingstoke RG22 5SN
Organised by Loddon Valley Kite Flyers
Gits Attending = Most of them!
Some of the guests who will be coming to the Basingstoke kite festival this year are: Flying fish, L-Katz, Frances Anderson,
Tom Greenfield, Josh Mitcheson, David Ellison, Bruno Cocandeau, Laurence Cocandeau-Bellanger, Patrice Peigné & Michelle,
René Maier + there are others still to confirm!
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Kites On The Beach:- Saturday 8th June 2019
Kent KIte Flyers are holding a one day event at Walmer Beach CT14 7HJ nr Deal.
Kiteflyers need to be parked up by 10.30am - Flying time 11am to 5pm
Parking will be on the beach for kiteflyers, just 15 metres from the beach flying area.
There is a strip of green for cars to park and the beach is the other side of a pedestrian walk way.
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  +++ Teston KKF Fly-In: Sunday 9 June 2019 +++  
Flickr Album + Website + Teston Bridge Country Park ME18 5BX
Organised by Kent KIte Flyers 
Gits Attending = The Greater London Mob
For more photos & comments please visit the Teston 2019 page

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Cardigan Bay Kite Festival: 22-23 June 2019
Camping available free to kite flyers from Thursday afternoon until Monday morning at Gwbert SA43 1PR + Street View
Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park. Flying on the field down from the centre, nearest to the sea.
Anyone interested in this event please contact Sky Bums the organisers of this event

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Catch The Wind Kite Festival: 29-30 June 2019
in Morecambe Bay LA4 4DB   Website + Email

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Barmouth Beach: 6-7 July 2019  
Also Mawddach Paddle Sports Festival - same time & place!

  +++ 41st Brighton KF: 6-7 July 2019 +++  
Stanmer Park BN1 9SE

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  +++ Berrington Hall KF: 13-14 July 2019 +++  

Leominster & Hereford Kite Festival
Berrington Hall, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 0DW
all the usual stuff plus  AUCTION 
and Butterfly Kite Competition with £100.00 prize
Monies raised by the  AUCTION  pay for the event and rest go to MKF funds
Last year we were in debt - so please bring something to donate
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Shropshire Kite Festival, Cleobury Mortimer: 20-21 July 2019
Lacon Childe School, Love Lane, Cleobury Mortimer DY14 8PE
Camping available £15 tents £20 campers etc for Friday afternoon after 4pm until Monday Morning.
School breaks up before this weekend so no early morning rush off field.
Please contact Sky Bums if interested.
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  +++ Jolly Up 25: 3-4 August 2019 +++  
In The Kite Field , between the M3 and Southlea, Cliddesden, Basingstoke RG25 2JL + Guide
Gits Attending = Most of them!
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  Exmouth KF: 3-4 August 2019
CANCELLED

Imperial Recreation Ground (Rugby Club) EX8 1DG

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  +++ Teston Kiteability 31st Anniversary Weekend: 10-11 August 2019 +++  
Flickr Album + Website + Teston Bridge Country Park ME18 5BX
Camping from Friday 9th through to Monday 12th as usual. Organised by Kent KIte Flyers
Gits Attending = Most of them!
For more photos & comments please visit the Teston 2019 page

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28th Portsmouth Kite Festival: 10-11 August 2019
Southsea Common, Portsmouth, Hampshire - Map Link + Website +

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Rijsbergse Vliegerdagen, Holland: 17-18 August 2019
Website + Map +


Satnav:- Country: Netherlands, Postcode: 4891, Street: Tiggeltsestraat

From Calais A16 then E40 toward Bruges, then E40 toward Ghent, then E17 toward Antwerp,
E19 (A1) toward Breda, take the exit to Zundert, turn right onto N263 follow the signs Rijsbergen,
past Restaurant Tafelen. After Tuincentrum Bosrand (Garden Centre), left into Huisakkerstraat. Then right
by Café Buitenlust into Tiggeltsestraat, after 100 meters on the right is the entrance to the meadow.
Aerial view of site HERE - festival site in meadows east of crossroads by Café Buitenlust
Gits Attending = Keith, Alan & Anne, Andrew & Sandra, Patrik & Marijke
and hopefully Dave P, Bob & Carole

 You can sign up on line  HERE + View 2019 Participants List
2017 Slide Show + 2018 Rijsbergen Weekend Full Report
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5th Bognor Kite Festival 24-26 August 2019 + Website
King George V Playing Fields, Felpham, Bognor Regis PO22 8QS
Hosted by Dave Mitchell - Entrance in Summerly Lane

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2nd Middle Down Kite Festival: 15 September 2019 11:00am-4:00pm
Organised by Friends of Wardour at Middle Down, with WHKF workshop
a field between Alvediston and Ansty off the A30 on the Old Shaftesbury Drove road SP5 5JT  
More details to follow! ( a great excuse to visit the Fox Inn at Ansty DT2 7PN )
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WHKF Fun Fly Lechlade: 28/29th September 2019 (to be confirmed.).
Note this is our event and we are setting up from 10.AM on the Friday. Any help welcome.
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LUTS: 12 October 2019 - for Children in Need - UNCONFIRMED
In The Kite Field, between the M3 and Southlea, Cliddesden, Basingstke RG25 2JL
Conveniently next to one of our favourite pubs, The Jolly Farmer Facebook Page + Website

Camping available from Friday afternoon until Sunday, NO facilities provided.
Bring your own food and drink & barbecue. BBQ provided from 6 pm Saturday evening.
There may be a marquee in case, and a fire pit to help keep you warm.
Gits Attending = TBA


OSOW: Sunday 13 October 2019 - DAYTIME ONLY - UNCONFIRMED
In The Kite Field, between the M3 and Southlea, Cliddesden, Basingstke RG25 2JL
Conveniently next to one of our favourite pubs, The Jolly Farmer Facebook Page + Website


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