With only one more day till the Hay Festival in Wales, the countdown is on. This year Hay Festival is celebrating its 25th birthday gathering together the best and most exhilarating filmmakers, comedians, politicians, writers’ and musicians for a festival bringing together all ages with a huge variety of events throughout the ten days.
Last year Wonderland built a shabby chic library for The Telegraph in a field at the festival that we received fantastic feedback for and we were delighted to be asked to be involved again in the Telegraph’s tent at the festival this year.
This year’s tent is finally ready and we have created a world where stories come to life, with an illustrated cutout cardboard mural depicting classic books, printed wallpaper created from newspapers, reception table made from rolled-up newspapers, origami newspaper-ducks in bell jars, an interactive printing roll for festival-goers to draw on and play sudoku and Telegraph crosswords, alongside an touch screen interactive video wall.
Our brief from The Telegraph was to continue the warm, inviting and creative atmosphere we produced for them at last year's festival, where we created a vintage library installation with a desk of books, booklined wallpaper, comfy chairs and chesterfields, and added papier mâché animal heads on the walls for a touch of humour.
We will be spotting the stars with confirmed guests like Actor, singer and campaigner Harry Belafont and Chris Evans who will be doing the BBC’s radio 2 Breakfast show live from the Hay Festival on Friday 1st June. Events will include music, stories and new, fresh ideas and we can’t wait!