Festival No6 Portmeirion

There’s a small village that sits on the coast close to Porthmadog in North Wales called Portmeirion. It sound like quite a normal village but looks can be deceiving. Portmeirion is a tourist village in Gwynedd, North Wales. It was designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975 in the style of an Italian village, and is now owned by a charitable trust, Wow I hear you say but it has a T.V history from back in the late 1960’s

Portmeirion on the edge of Snowdonia, North Wales

Portmeirion on the edge of Snowdonia, North Wales

The Prisoner

The Prisoner (known only as Number Six) is a former government agent who abruptly resigns from his job and has been imprisoned in a beautiful and charming-yet-bizarre and enigmatic community — a mysterious seaside “village” that is isolated from the mainland by mountains and the sea. Presumably wanted for the top-secret information he knows, Number Six is hunted, yet thwarts his captors at every turn. However, he’s still trapped in the village by floating, glowing “rovers,” mysterious, balloonlike devices that capture those who try to escape.
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Festival No6

I supplied the balloons last year for the festival and the client was so please that I was asked to do the same again for this years Festival No6  but with a larger order, double the size of 2015. The festival is held in the grounds surrounding Portmeirion and attract famous names from near and far. TAKE A LOOK
A 6ft Mirror Ball suspended over the floating dance floor on the lake

A 6ft Mirror Ball suspended over the floating dance floor on the lake

5ft Chloroprenes. Can you see the connection to the 1960 T.V  "The Prisoner"

5ft Chloroprenes. Can you see the connection to the 1960 T.V programme “The Prisoner”

Getting them BIG BOYS inflated and ready to position on the lake takes time

Getting them BIG BOYS inflated and ready to position on the lake takes time

The first balloon takes it's position

The first balloon takes it’s position

Mike "Captain Blobby" positions the next 3. He loved being in that boat

Mike “Captain Blobby” positions the next 3. He loved being in that boat

The perfect picture. Sometimes you are in the right place at the right time

The perfect picture. Sometimes you are in the right place at the right time

Mike in the boat AGAIN!

Mike in the boat AGAIN!

Keeping them low in the water by the dance floor

Keeping them low in the water by the dance floor

Getting the message across for the client "Virgin Trains"

Getting the message across for the client “Virgin Trains”

Looking from the bottom of the lake to the dance floor

Looking from the bottom of the lake to the dance floor

Some shots a ment to be.

Some shots are meant to be.

Getting creative with the camera. Watch out David Bailey

Getting creative with the camera. Watch out David Bailey

All the balloons were inflated on Thursday 1st September, bad weather and torrential rain over the weekend gave me a bit of concern and I wondered if the balloons would last until the close of the festival on Sunday evening. I received a phone call on Monday 5th September from my client stating that all the balloons survived the bad weather and still look perfect. Thank you Pioneer for another great product.

A big thank you to Mike Harris and Stuart Davis for their help with this job, it was fun and I could not of done it without you.

Here’s to Festival N06 2017.