By students at Backstage Academy, funded by Wakefield Council.
Students from Backstage Academy transformed Wakefield’s Former Market Hall during October half term 2021.
For the month-long festival finale, the students created a pop-up exhibition, art installation and immersive experience all rolled into one. With spectacular sound and visual effects, students created three zones to represent the three major biomes of our planet:
The Ocean Zone – an underwater wonderland featuring a 18m long inflatable sperm whale.
The Enchanted Forest Zone – featuring trees of wisdom contributed by communities across our district.
The Air Zone – Featuring an installation of The Butterfly Effect by Tony Wade – a mesmerising aerial exhibit of butterflies was created at schools and community workshops throughout 2021.
Photography by Dan Reyner and Ash Scott