The 'Battle of Britain' airshow weekend at Headcorn Airfield in Kent, June 30th/July 1st has been one of the best shows to date, the weather was so hot, the sea of people and our location on the site was just perfect. We will be back next year in 2019 with some exciting additions to our portfolio. Great to see our loyal customers return and to meet some new ones too! Next stop, Flying Legends 2018 at IWM Duxford. Here are some highlights of this truly wonderful show deep in the Kent countryside.
The Flying Legends Airshow 2018 during mid July at IWM Duxford was one of the hottest shows that we have ever done, sweltering heat pulled in huge crowds. So good to see the old customers and to meet many new customers too from all over the world. A weekend for us that will go down as one of the best. Please let us share some highlights with you from the summer of 2018!
New for 2018 and working in conjunction with Project71 is a new book release planned for August 2018. My Life In The RAF, Sqn Ldr D.W. Grubb, Derrick flew Spitfires and P-40's alongside Neville Duke and Billy Drake with 112 Sqn. I was asked to create a cover image for the new book and the below image is the result. The book will be released in August 2018 and I will have the pleasure of having copies available for sale at the Duxford September airshow and/or via the Project71 website. Mattholness.com will also be running a limited set of A2 prints to accompany the book.
The 2017 Flying Legends Airshow held at IWM Duxford was bathed in glorious sunshine across all 4 days of this world renown event. This was also our multi print launch of 'Wait For The Green', 'Run For Your Life' and 'We Surrender'. Great comments and positive feedback from all that attended and from our loyal customers as we also welcomed for the first time, D-Day and Normandy veterans. A huge thank you to all that took to the time to come in and show their respects to these fine gentlemen. Below are some of the highlights from this very busy and hot weekend!
The BATTLE OF BRITAIN airshow held at IWM Duxford during September was the grand finale for mattholness.com for the 2017 season. Lucky with the weather again this was one of the best airshows we've ever witnessed or traded at. Superb line up of aircraft, first class flying sequences and watched by a capacity crowd. What a perfect end to a successful year! Thanks to all that attended any of our shows this year, without our customers loyalty, none of this would be possible. Here's to 2018 with new prints on the horizon and don't forget our gift vouchers are now available too!
Below are some images from the superb weekend.
The finale to our 2018 season was the Battle of britain Airshow at the IWM Duxford, mixed with sunshine, wind and showers this was to be our best show of the year. Sell out crowds over the weekend to round off the RAF 100 celebrations. Thank you to everyone that came in to say hello, chat, view, buy and grab a cuppa as well. Below are some of the highlights, we was able to use our new centre wall display stands that gave us the opportunity to show even more work within the marquee which was a great success. We have some exciting new plans for next year in the way we display our work. Roll on 2019!!!
The 2017 airshow season started off for us at IWM Duxford for the May Airshow. Blessed with hot sun and blue skies, this truly was the start that we all needed. Now into our third season, it was so good to meet our loyal customers and new ones too. It was also the launch of 'The Night Series' collection. The new artwork was greatly received and a huge success, thank you to all that took the time to see the work on display and for your kind words. Below are some images prior to this great weekend.
The Dunsfold 'WINGS & WHEELS' 2017 airshow was a first for mattholness.com. New show, new venue and one that we shall return too.
A great weekend, glorious weather throughout made the show very special with the given opportunity to expand our new customer clientele.
Below are some images from the weekend.
NEW BOOK RELEASE
SEPT 2018 £20.00 each
'From Humble Beginnings'
Mitchell Reflections, just one new print from the 'Night Series' collection
So off we go for 2018, first show of the year was IWM Duxford, Air Festival during the last May Bank Holiday. Baked with hot sunshine and little wind, what a great way to start the new season. Thanks to all that took their time to come and say hello. The photos below are just some of the highlights we all had during the weekend, next stop, Battle of Britain Airshow at Headcorn, Kent.
'Until The Very End'
New for 2018 and to celebrate the RAF Centenary are these stunning pair of A3 pencil prints, limited to only 100 worldwide come signed and numbered by the artist. Available on line or at any of our shows at only £30.00 each
A fitting end to the 2017 Air Show season
We were invited by Project71 to their Annual Christmas Charity Dinner in December at Beaulieu near the SOE Museum and Headquarters during WW2. This great venue was attended by some great veterans and hero's. All together £1000's were raised during the evening and mattholness.com helped towards that great figure by donating original artwork, limited signed prints and signed postcard sets.
The BIGGIN HILL 'FESTIVAL OF FLIGHT' 2017 was a first for mattholness.com. Biggin is such an iconic and legendary place and was one of the major airfields of 11 Group throughout the Battle of Britain. We are now proud to be a part of this airshow and look forward to next year already. Although a down sized version of our usual marquee there was still plenty on offer for all our customers, below are some of the weekends highlights. Thank you to all our loyal customers who took the time come and see us and a huge welcome to our new friends too!
MATTHOLNESS.COM are pleased to announce that they are the proud sponsors of 'Project71' for the 2018 season. This is a non-profitable charity organisation that help and support veterans pay their last respects to their fallen comrades across the UK and Europe.
For more information please do check out: www.project71.co.uk and/or like their Facebook pages.
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What a change in the weather for Dunsfold 'Wings n' Wheels 2018' during the August bank holiday. The 2 day show quickly turned into a 1 day show due to the rain on Sunday. All the aside, it was good to meet new customers and expand our clientele. Some pics from the Saturday's show which had some great flying too!
A new unplanned event for 2018 for us was to receive an invite from
The Battle of Britain Museum Trust down at Hawkinge for their 1940's weekend. What a great weekend in the perfect location deep in the Kent countryside with so much history running through the hangars. An absolute pleasure to be a part of it and already looking forward to next year.
NEW for 2017 are these 'GIFT CERTIFICATES'
Available as £20.00 or £50.00 vouchers and the perfect gift for Christmas. Each voucher comes in its own envelope and each are valid for one year (from day of purchase) to spend either on our website or at any of our shows.
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