Designing Worlds is captured (and captivated) by Port Merion

Port Merion
Port Merion

This week Designing Worlds invites you to join us in our Northpoint studio at 2pm SLT as we visit the inworld re-creation of the famous village of Portmeirion in North Wales.

Portmeirion was famously the setting for the cult 1960s show, The Prisoner, starring Patrick McGoohan. But although that is the reason that most people have heard about the Village (or perhaps I should say, The Village), it is actually a fascinating place in its own right – and this is replicated in its Second Life version. It was largely build (or created from existing buildings) by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, over fifty years – from 1925 – 1975, and his work is continued today by the Portmeirion Trust – indeed, as recently as 2001 a major new part of the estate was opened, fulfilling what had been a dream of Sir Clough’s since 1931!

The team behind Port Merion in Second Life are working with the Trust is exciting ways that we’ll be discussing with some of them – Kalique Pichot, Fluttergirl Looming, Balls Constantine – on the show.

Port Merion - the harbour
Port Merion - the harbour

The show starts at 2pm SLT, but you should be in our Northpoint studios by 1.30pm to make sure of getting a seat. And there will be Port Merion goodies for those who attend the show in person! Or tune in at 2pm SLT on Tuesday for the live show – where you can now chat with other audience members and even some of the participants during the show – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the web site.

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