Plans to make Flying Man Festival the biggest ever

Julie Philips on her way down the zip wire during last year's Flying Man Festival.
Julie Philips on her way down the zip wire during last year's Flying Man Festival.

Preparations are well underway for the 11th annual Flying Man Festival in Pocklington, which organisers hope will be the biggest and best ever.

The festival, from 8-10 May, will feature a wide variety of activities and events, including an air display, abseiling, a zip wire, exhibitions, a choir concert and much more.

It is organised by a committee of volunteers and raises funds for Pocklington’s All Saints’ Church.

A festival spokesperson said: “Public awareness of the festival has grown in recent years and this has seen increased community engagement and participation. We aim to build on this success in 2015 with our biggest event to date.”

The festival is held in honour of intrepid showman Thomas Pelling, who died during a stunt in Pocklington in the 18th century.

See next week’s Pocklington Post for the programme of events to take place during the festival.