In the diary – Jean Paul Gaultier
Hidden from public view for over 40 years, two of the world?s most iconic examples of flight testing centre technology, designed to help push the boundaries of British aviation, are set to open to the public for the first time in history.
Opening on Monday 9th June for six weeks, the inaugural Wind Tunnel Project will bring together a programme of events, art installations, commissions and performances in and around the 1917 and 1935 grade 1 and 2 listed buildings that sit beside the private TAG Farnborough Airport.
The brainchild of Artliner, an organisation that stages art exhibitions around the world, The Wind Tunnel Project is a multi-sensory experience to learn about the rich aviation heritage of both the Q121 and R52 buildings and what remains of the former Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE) at Farnborough.
Some of the events taking place throughout the six week programme include a performance led by Johnny Greenwood (lead guitarist of Radiohead) and the London Contemporary Orchestra Soloists, an open air cinema screening of Martin Scorsese?s The Aviator and a talk by artist, publisher and technologist James Briddle, on the installation of the ?Rainbow Plane 001? in Farnborough.
And to celebrate, Aviator has designed a special package including Afternoon Tea for two and a tour of The Wind Tunnel Project from £35 per person. For more information, visit our Airshow special offers.
To book tickets or for more information on The Wind Tunnel Project visit www.thewindtunnelproject.com
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