To create a Wellington Boot sculpture for the entrance piece to the festival. It had to emulate the winner of a children’s design competition, be completely wind and weather proof and in top condition to be reused for next year. We were also asked to rig the entrance stretch tent, and help with the set up of one of their main sponsors, Jessop’s.
-Images courtesy of @bbccountryfilelive
It simply put a smile on everyone’s face. The 6 metre tall welly was positioned right at the entrance for all to see – it was perfectly proportioned and looked totally realistic. The boot was a focal point and centre piece for the BBC presenters and coverage throughout the weekend. The installation was photographed by the BBC, a personal highlight being watching the photographer direct the crew to carry the boot off into the sunset!
The Jessops stretch tents were rigged beautifully and stood against high winds and heavy rain during the North Yorkshire summer, but the sun did pop out at least for some of the live event. We look forward to helping Countryfile Live deliver more of their gorgeously wholesome events in years to come!