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100 Waving Kites

Factory International, Manchester.
November 2023.

Activation.

100 Waving Kites is an installation created by ten schools from across Greater Manchester and Get It Done for The Welcome by Factory International.


100 Waving Kites will be live from 11-19th November at Aviva Studios, Water St, Manchester M3 4JQ. This installation is FREE, and there is no need to book to attend. To see the full programme for The Welcome click here.


Filling the skies of Aviva Studios are over 600 self portraits waving down and warmly welcoming a new year of creativity and culture from Factory International. 


Traditionally a playful toy for children, kites can also symbolise freedom, and in many cultures kite festivals celebrate the welcoming of a new season and prosperity for a new year. As Factory International embarks on a hugely exciting new chapter, 100 Waving Kites highlights the next generation of creative talent and community in the city. 


The kites were created through workshops with young people in Key Stage 2. Working with two classes in each school, the workshops focused on creating a reflective space to paint self-portraits and express identities through simple drawing techniques. 


The installation will be live from 11-19th November at Aviva Studios, Water St, Manchester M3 4JQ.

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