The Life and Death of Amy Johnson

Join us at the King’s Hall bar this International Women’s Day for an evening dedicated to celebrating local female talent and legacies. Our headliner will be the captivating story of the legendary Aviator Amy Johnson, presented in The Life and Death of Amy Johnson illustrated talk by Jane Delamaine.

Prepare to be enthralled as we pay tribute to fearless women who challenged societal norms and shattered barriers, all through the compelling medium of storytelling and music.

Doors Open: 6:00pm

Pre-show starts: 6:30pm

Headliner: 7:30pm

Tickets: £5


Relax with a glass of wine in hand and take in the breath-taking sea view, the very backdrop to Amy Johnson’s remarkable journey. Together, we’ll honour the indomitable spirit of female pioneers and change makers.

Don’t miss this unforgettable event, designed to ignite inspiration and spur meaningful action. Join us as we raise our glasses to the unstoppable force of women who have left an indelible mark on history and continue to inspire generations to come.

The Life and Death of Amy Johnson illustrated talk by Jane Delamaine.

Amy Johnson was an iconic figure of the 1930s, most famous for being the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia. Record-breaking pilot, engineer and beacon for female empowerment and progress, Amy was the ‘influencer’ of her time; 11 years later she was dead.

Amy died in a mysterious air crash off the shores of Herne Bay while serving her country during the Second World War. Her body and the wreckage of her plane were never found. She was just 37 years old.

Jane Delamaine is founder and Director of the Amy Johnson Project and has dedicated the last 13 years to bringing Amy back to life for a whole new generation, and not allowing her memory to slip out of history. In ‘The Life and Death of Amy Johnson’ illustrated talk, Jane takes you on the journey of Amy’s life, incredible achievements and tragic death, where possible using Amy’s own words to tell her epic story. This powerful tribute to the iconic aviatrix evokes laughter, tears and immense admiration for the lone girl flyer of the 1930s. Leaving audiences astounded and in awe, it cannot fail to inspire and empower.

Jane will also be speaking about the recent discovery of a part of the wreckage of Amy’s plane, believed to be the only piece in existence, and how this impacts what has been written into history about the fate of the Airspeed Oxford Amy was flying when she died. This exciting find, if genuine, opens up a whole new avenue for research into one of the greatest air crash mysteries of all time.

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