I'm Malcolm Goodman, nicknamed "The Kiteman" by local children. I have been responsible for introducing thousands of people to the joys of kite flying by giving kite displays, teaching kite workshops, organising kite festivals and helping to form kite clubs. In my spare time I can be found in schools, art centres etc. teaching the art of kite making.
Kites have developed considerably over the years with the evolution of hi-tec lightweight materials and research along with the enthusiasm and skills of many kite makers and kite flying is now one of the fastest growing pastimes/sports in the world. In fact there are probably now more adults flying kites than children!
Pursuing our hobby in various parts of the world for nearly 50 years, my wife and I have built up one of the largest private and comprehensive oriental kite collections in the world.
We're very lucky to have been invited to represent England at many kite festivals throughout the Far East. During our travels we have bought, bartered, swapped kites and many more have been very kindly given to us. We have also been able to invite many of the World’s best kite makers to the UK to participate in Festivals and Displays we have organised.
The collection is unique as sadly there are very few kite masters alive with the skills to make traditional kites in the Far East.
As we're looking to move home (and downsize), we're looking for a new home for the collection so these fabulous and remarkable kites can be preserved and seen by future generations. There are also many thousands of photographs, videos, kite books, magazines and data accumulated over 50 years.
Please contact me if you or you know of someone who would be interested in finding a home for this unique and priceless collection. Our dream would be to keep the collection in the UK if possible.
Please feel free to get in touch if you think you may be able to help:Email me
View some kites from my extensive collection
View images of my kite rooms
You can also view my collections and other images on my Flickr account