For all those that cross the threshold on the night to revel in the salubrious delights of Natalie’s fabulous Hay Distillery, we bring you the Flaming Lady of Hay’s ‘Rebels and Misfits Distillery Party’, a Kingdom Project whose ongoing mission is to keep the rebellious legacy and anarchic spirit of Hay’s King Richard Booth alive and kicking.
Kingdom Project’s – The ELDERS – was an accessible and impactful large community focused performance project commissioned by Festival Republic to open Latitude Festival in 2019. The mobile work passed through the whole arena delighting an audience of over 30,000 and was heralded as one of the festival highlights.
A Jaunt Through The Kingdom was successfully staged in shops, cafes, a local church and through the streets of Hay-On-Wye in the Summer of 2018 and marked the official launch of the Kingdom Project. The event included performances by Don Letts, Sheema Mukherjee, Tom Ravenscroft, Rita Ray, Max Reinhardt and Opposable Thumb theatre. A presentation to the whole town was made during the event which included the last public speech by the late King Richard Booth, Hay’s eccentric and much loved anarchist book King who created Hay Home Rule and made Hay into the World’s First Book Town.