Portsmouth International Kite Festival enters final day

FLYING HIGH Kites on display at the Portsmouth International Kite  Festival on Southsea Common. Picture: Allan Hutchings (132356-806)
FLYING HIGH Kites on display at the Portsmouth International Kite Festival on Southsea Common. Picture: Allan Hutchings (132356-806)

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A SKIES over Southsea Common will be filled with an array of colourful and creative kites as the Portsmouth International Kite Festival enters final day.

In its 22nd year, the annual kite festival is taking place on Southsea Common.

The event is run by Portsmouth City Council, with the The Kite Society of Great Britain.

Martin Croxton, 48, of London, is a kiteflyer, and comes to the Portsmouth festival each year.

He said: ‘I’ve come here since the first festival was held.

‘You get to meet so many people and the kites are good to look at.’

The three-day festival sees the seafront skyline dominated by a range of kites.

In the first two days of the event They included ones shaped like a teddy bear, a scuba diver, a cowboy and even a mermaid.

Synchronised kite displays are on show, and there is a tent for children to make their own kites.