Pick of the Week: 14th International Kite Festival today Ashton Court Estate, Bristol

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The Independent Culture
Perhaps it's something in the water, but Bristolians seem to have something of a fixation with objects flying over their heads. The Ashton Court estate in Bristol is the venue for an annual ballooning regatta and this weekend the same venue hosts a weekend of kite flying.

The festival begins with a demonstration by the Precision section of the UK Pairs Sort Kite Championships. While Flying Pictures, an aerial art exhibition from a group known as The European Air Gallery, show just how far the boundaries of a seemingly simple pastime can billow out. For novices, there will be courses in how to build and fly kites.

Ashton Court Estate, Bristol (0117-974 5010) today and tomorrow, 11am- 5pm, free, pounds 4 parking

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