Exhibition: Kites from Kabul

26 August 2015 to 03 January 2016


In Afghanistan and across South Asia, children and adults alike have flown kites for fun for over a century. The kites are brightly coloured and can be seen dotting the skyline of Kabul in the evenings. This display will bring this magical spectacle to London, celebrating the story behind one of the world's most iconic toys in one of the world's most troubled countries.

Turquoise Mountain, a British charity in Kabul, presents this unique display of handmade kites, inspired by Afghan and Islamic design motifs. The kites are made by the artists and children of the Old City of Kabul. Photos and video bring to life the rich history and culture of kite-flying.

Venue: Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA

Times: 10.00 - 17.45 daily

Cost: Free admission 

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Photo: Andrew Quilty/ Oculi