One's annual Prisoner event was enjoyed once more in Portmeirion, from 31st March to 2nd
April, with special guest Christopher Benjamin (photos 7 and 18). Images 1 to 11 below are
by Marc Christiansen and photo 12 is by Ian French, followed by six images from Michael
Kimpel - thanks to everyone for providing these photos.
The society held its 2017 36th annual Convention once again in the renowned setting of
Portmeirion Hotel, in North Wales. Registered members can attend all indoor and outdoor
events in the many acres of grounds. The hotel village of Portmeirion is block booked by
Six of One, so that members can stay at the resort during the convention weekend.
Portmeirion's shops, bars and dining facilities are also open.
Special guest celebrities attend and stay over the weekend. The location was used for the
filming of the cult 1967 British television series "The Prisoner", starring
Patrick McGoohan. Visitors to Portmeirion over the Convention weekend can watch outdoor
activities, but not attend indoor events.
To join "Six of One", see the Information page, or click the link at the top of
this page. With the backing of Granada Ventures/ITV, owners of the series, and
Portmeirion, who operate their famous "Prisoner Shop", Six of One recreates the
ominous "Village". From here, in the 17 TV episodes, the prisoner 'No. 6' tried
each week to escape. Open buggies, giant white 'guardian' balloons, penny farthing
bicycles and strange characters made up the fantasy Village. Join in the proceedings -
from carnival atmosphere, to serious debate; from enactments, to screen presentations;
from games like "Human Chess", on a large lawn board, to celebrity guests. Find
out more from this site and its links. The series' unforgettable catchphrase is: "Be
Seeing You!" More 2017 photos are at www.sixofone-escape.co.uk
|To celebrate 50 years of The Beatles' Sgt.
Pepper album, here is the Six of One 1994
convention programme cover