In 2011 Broken Pixel returned to the Green Man festival to concoct another devious Treasure Hunt to confound and excite the adventurous festival goers.
We took the ancient Welsh book of folk tales, the 'Mabinogion' as inspiration and created a diverse range of clues and events for the hunt. The following short film was made to give Green Man ticket holders a taste of what was to come.
The hunt was a delight to set up. Our team (My lovely wife Lydia, my trusty parents, John and Janet, the intrepid interns, Emily, Josh and Leanda and the irepressable Mr Kevin Roper) conviened in the Brecon Beacons a few days before the festival opened. The weather was merciful and I wore short trousers for the first and last time this year.
The comunity of people who have made Green Man a success over the years made us very welcome on site. Blake and everyone behind the scenes on the main stage helped get our visuals running and looking great on the big screens.
The Decor department were instrumental in helping us hide and secure our clues for the Hunt, and Chad, Ben, Nush and everyone in the office were infinitely patient in solving our multiple problems and requests with setting everything up.
The Crafternoon Teaparty was a lot of fun and a great success. After an announcement on the big screens that there would be a Treasure Hunt clue at the event, we had a massive rush which cleared out all of our pieces for people to sew. Luckily we had a reserve plan, and everyone had a go at embroidering a scene or letter from the Mabinogion.
The tapestry is currently being assembled by busy hands will be proudly displayed at the festival next year.
Our intrepid interns didn't get chance to stop after the hunt was set up... They were tasked with becoming living clues and wandering about the festival in costume and doling out stamps for the Treasure Hunters.
The costumes were kindly lent to us by the Theatre Royal in York and were originally made for the legendary York Mystery Plays!