A Conversation for Eilmer of Malmesbury - the Flying Monk

Eilmer 2010

Post 1

Andy the Hat

Here in Malmesbury, we will be celebrating the 1000th anniversary of this occurrence with a year of flight-themed events, all under the headline “Flight of Fantasy – Eilmer 2010”. These events are expected to attract a great deal of local, national and international press coverage across all media streams.
Just a few of the events planned are:
• An International Kite Festival
• A wing-walking display day, along with a skydive by Eilmer himself
• A Malmesbury team hopes to enter a Birdman competition, all dressed as Eilmer
• Publication of a Children’s story-book, with words and pictures provided by local school children, professional authors and illustrators
• The World Premiere of a Musical based on the life of Eilmer
• A themed Ball, hosted by the Mayor of Malmesbury
• Rocket-making activities and displays
• A re-enactment of the flight (by kind permission of Malmesbury Abbey)
• Special exhibitions in the Athelstan Museum in Malmesbury

For further details of this exciting event, please contact:

Andy Dawson, Tourist Information Centre Manager
Malmesbury Town Hall
Wilts SN16 9BZ – 01666 823748
Her Worship Catherine Doody, Mayor of Malmesbury
Malmesbury Town Hall
Wilts SN16 9BZ – 01666 823143

Eilmer 2010

Post 2


thanks for the info, Mr Carnival.smiley - cheers

Eilmer 2010

Post 3


I've asked that a mention of Malmesbury's celebrations be added to the entry, Mr Carnival. My request is here: F47997?thread=7076374&post=88441279#p88441279

I wish I could make it to Malmesbury next year.smiley - cheers

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