Pocklington's Flying Man Festival returns for its tenth year

York Press: Pocklington's Flying Man Festival returns for its tenth year Pocklington's Flying Man Festival returns for its tenth year

POCKLINGTON’S annual Flying Man Festival, run by All Saints Church, celebrates its tenth year with a weekend of flying events.

To launch the festival, a gala evening of ‘flying themed’ music is taking place at Pocklington Arts Centre on May 9 at 7pm, with performances from four of the town’s choirs - Forgotten Voices led by Sam Dunkley, Pocklington Singers, Pocklington Junior School Choir and the Methodist Circuit Choir.

Tickets £5 from 01759 301547 or on the door.

As in previous years, there will be a hot air balloon display, flying teddies, tower ascents, birds of prey, art and local history exhibitions, abseiling down the church tower and a new events such as a zip wire and silent auction.

The event is held in honour of Thomas Pelling, who died during a stunt in the 18th century.

The climax will be the Pocklington Air Show, which will feature a display from an original Battle of Britain Spitfire and planes from the Real Aeroplane Company in Breighton on the Sunday.

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