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‘Flight’ Takes Off

6 July 2016

“Geraldine Pilgrim is a visual magician.” The Guardian

To mark the transformative powers of aviation, artist Geraldine Pilgrim has joined forces with Lake District National Park to host a four day spectacle of live aviation performances. 

Capturing the beauty, power and drama of flight in all its forms, each striking showcase pays particular tribute to the young airmen of the First World War and the people they left behind, alongside its fitting setting in Cumbria – a region rich in aviation history.

Artist Geraldine Pilgrim explains the reasoning behind the event: ‘When I read that the Royal Flying Corps’ new pilots, often in their teens, lasted on average just 11 days from arrival on the front to death, I thought of the Cumbrian landscape dreaming of its missing airmen, realising they would never return’. 

Flight begins with a series of site-specific performance journeys over four days featuring local volunteer performers. After the opening weekend, the work will continue in the form of an innovative installation trail through the historic house and grounds of Brockhole, set in the centre of the Cumbrian Lake District.

The live performances will take place from 7–10 July 2016.

Performances start each evening at 5.30pm, 6.15pm, 7pm, 7.45pm and 8.30pm.

Read Guardian columnist Helen Pidd’s overview of the event here

Read BBC reporter Chris Long’s exclusive insight into the performance here.

TICKETShttp://lakesalive.co.uk/shows/flight

The free installation will run from 11–17 July 2016.

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