Restaurant chosen to host launch of Amy Johnson Festival art project

Published: Tuesday 24th November 2015 by Tom Drinkall

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An award-winning Hull restaurant has been chosen to stage the launch of a public art project which forms part of next year’s Amy Johnson Festival celebrations.

The launch of A Moth for Amy, where local artists will decorate moths which will eventually be hung on building facades across Hull, will take place on Thursday morning at 1884 Dock Street Kitchen.

Hull-born Amy Johnson made history when she became the first woman to fly solo from Britain to Australia in 1930.

The Amy Johnson Festival has been organised to mark the 75th anniversary of her death – and Thursday’s event looks set to be well attended.

James Birch, 1884 Dock Street Kitchen general manager, said: “We were honoured when the organisers of the Amy Johnson Festival asked us to host the unveiling of A Moth for Amy.

“They’re expecting a full house of people from the business, arts and culture communities with strong media interest and it promises to be a high-profile launch for a significant cultural and historic event.

“We are also delighted that 1884 Dock Street Kitchen is recognised as somewhere which can play a part in promoting and hosting cultural activities. We have made some changes to the restaurant and as the development of the marina area continues we intend to be at the heart of the 2017 celebrations.”

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Published: Tuesday 24th November 2015 by Tom Drinkall

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