I was very excited to find out about this event on the Isle of Wight. But alas I can not go. So I thought best give it a mention. Quay Arts 2010 Open Winner; Katayoun Dowlatshahi investigates the hidden story of the rocket testing site in West High Down, Isle of Wight. 'Orbit' is a site specific response to the artist’s exploration of the Island and this work will be on show in the West Gallery at Quay Arts from the 22nd October - 3rd December 2011. The West Gallery, Quay Arts, Sea Street, Newport Harbour, Isle of Wight PO30 5BD
For the first time since the closure of the site in 1971, the event will see the return of working pulse jet rockets to the site by 11 apprentices from Astrium* in Portsmouth and Stevenage. The launch of a scale model of Black Arrow; three eminent speakers covering topics ranging from a historical, scientific and business perspective; a memory wall for those associated with the British Space Programme to contribute to either in the form of memories or artifacts; interactive activities for all ages, finally leading to a lantern launch at dusk. THE EVENT IS FREE!