Reach new heights with the University of Kent: the Kent Wheel opens

Well, ok, it’s not directly about music on this, the music blog, but it’s pretty exciting, so I’m going to write about it anyway!

The Kent Wheel opened this afternoon on the University campus, a talisman to draw the gaze from afar as it will stand tall on the greensward between Eliot and Rutherford Colleges over the next three weeks. The ferris-wheel is here as part of the beginning of a year-long celebration of the University’s fiftieth year, which will celebrate the University’s history, its ever-growing alumni community, the achievements of its staff and students, as well as its place as a part of the local community.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Keith Mander gave a short speech reflecting on the many changes in the political and cultural landscape over the past fifty years, before wielding the scissors to cut the ribbon and declare the Kent Wheel open.

A team of specially-invited guests then took the opportunity for the first ride. The views across the region promise to be quite spectacular.

We’re planning a music team trip on the Kent Whel very soon; pictures will follow…

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