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Dreamlike Festival in Portmeirion

We travelled to Portmeirion in North Wales to attend Festival Number 6 with the Tree4Hope – what an extraordinary place! I wouldn’t be surprised if strange ritualistic ceremonies are held in this disney-esque village. Now that I think about it, I had a strange fear of being trapped. Must watch The Prisoner series from the 60s I think…

Lucie at Festival Number 6 in Portmeirion Wales with the Band4Hope Tree4Hope

Welcome to Festival Number 6!

 

Lachlan at Festival Number 6 in Portmeirion Wales with the Band4Hope Tree4Hope

The Tree4Hope on tour through the eccentric Welsh village of Portmeirion.

 

Quirky building detail in Portmeirion Wales

Portmeirion was designed and built by a quirky millionaire in the 1920's who had fallen in love with Portofino in Italy.

 

Reenacting human chess of The Prisoner television series at Festival Number 6 in Portmeirion Wales

Festival Number 6 took over the charming Welsh villiage which was also home to the cult 60's TV series, The Prisoner.

 

Reenacting human chess of The Prisoner television series at Festival Number 6 in Portmeirion Wales

Human chess - reenacting Checkmate from the 60's cult classic, The Prisoner at Festival Number 6 in Portmeirion, Wales.

 

Central piazza at Festival Number 6 in Portmeirion Wales

View of the central piazza in Portmeirion. Not your average festival backdrop!

 

Poem on friendship found in Portmeirion, North Wales

Friendship - from an old poetry book found in a charity shop in Portmeirion, North Wales. Each line evokes a friend.

 

Lucie at Festival Number 6 by the Stone Boat from The Prisoner television series in Portmeirion Wales with the Band4Hope Tree4Hope

The Tree4Hope by the mysterious Stone Boat which featured in The Prisoner.

 

The Band4Hope Tree4Hope at Festival Number 6 in Portmeirion Wales

A sea breeze through fluttering hopes. The Tree4Hope's buoyancy aid could be useful here.

 

Mediterranean inspired architecture of Portmeirion Wales


Free Slugs sign at Festival Number 6 in Portmeirion Wales

Not your average festival offer. #FreeHugs.

 

Cath Kidston girls on tour wearing Band4Hope wristbands at Festival Number 6.

The gorgeous Cath Kidston girls on tour with Vera the van accessorised with Band4Hope wristcandy.

 

The Band4Hope Tree4Hope with hope tag which reads I hope that in my lifetime everything I've worked for will become everything I've wanted at Festival Number 6 in Portmeirion Wales

This hope resonated deeply with us.

 

Inside the Portmeirion Hotel in North Wales

Optional glamping at Festival Number 6.

 

To the Summer of 1959 in honour of its splendour Portmeirion plaque in North Wales

Forget the summer of 69 - Portmeirion plaque.

 

Welsh flag flying over the estuary in Portmeirion, Wales

Portmeirion estuary view.

 

View of the central piazza with festival goers and palm trees at Festival Number 6 in Portmeirion Wales

The dreamlike setting of Festival Number 6.

 

The Tea Stop double decker bus at Festival Number 6 in Portmeirion Wales

All aboard when it poured! The Tea Stop double decker bus at Festival Number 6.

 

Acrobat dancer attached to a hot air balloon dancing through the sky at Festival Number 6 in Portmeirion Wales

Like a floating acrobatic angel.

 

Acrobat dancer attached to a hot air balloon dancing through the sky at Festival Number 6 in Portmeirion Wales

Balloon ballerina.

 

Acrobat dancer attached to a hot air balloon dancing through the sky at Festival Number 6 in Portmeirion Wales

Dancing above us in the sky.

 

Statue overlooking the villiage at Festival Number 6 in Portmeirion Wales

So long Portmeirion and Festival Number 6! (As they bid farewell in The Prisoner) Be seeing you...

 

Driving to London through North Wales countryside in Band4Hope defender

London bound through North Wales.

 

Poem called The Foil found in Portmeirion, North Wales

Such a great way of thinking! Another lovely poem from an old book found in a Portmeirion charity shop.

 

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One Response to “Dreamlike Festival in Portmeirion”

  1. Craig Hyman says:

    Cardiff Wales – October 23-27th for WOMEX Festival!!

    Hi Lucie, Lachlan & big licks from Bow Wow!!

    I follow your posts and love them. Thanks for all of them :o)

    I live in san Diego, California and am from NYC recently relocated here.

    I’m in the Music Biz and an avid traveler and am going to be coming to Wales for WOMEX, a major world music conference in October. I’ve never been there to Wales or Cardiff Wales where WOMEX will take place. In fact the only place I have ever been in the UK is London and Sussex.

    WOMEX – http://www.womex.com/realwomex/2013/cardiff.html

    I’m very interested in anything that you may know about cardiff, in particular inexpensive and great lodging options and any other interesting fun facts and places to go/be in Cardiff or wales in general. Any cultural tips would also be great!!

    Anything at all that you wanted to share would be wonderful and greatly appreciated.

    But as for cardiff, I need to book lodging ASAP as thousands of people will be coming there then and booking lodging soon. I’m looking for one clean and quiet room or a small house that holds 5 as I may do this with a group. But I want to secure it soon.

    Keep on keepin’ on and enjoy your travels. I know I do. Be well.

    Warmest regards,
    Craig

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