Technical Terrapin

Sound, light, staging and power. The basics. OK, cards on the table, it’s pretty difficult to get all of this into one blog post, but it has to be considered. Whether you’re putting on an event in a building, in a marquee or on an outdoor stage, it’s very unlikley that you won’t need at…

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Innovation and the new paradigm of Niche

You know what they say, time’s arrow marches on. Well, they do in BoJack Horesman, which I wrote about here some time ago. It’s a totally healthy relationship, honest. Festivals and events (and let’s face it, the entire world…) is becoming niche-based. Just getting a load of people into a field and within earshot of…

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Pansexual Vegan wedding in a Big Top

Jazz and Atticus got married in Norfolk in September, 2018 and I had the pleasure of helping them to organise their wonderful occasion. From the very start it was apparent that these two wanted something different and that thing was a Big top. ““We filled our wedding with nods to who we really are,” they…

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Adversity

No one likes getting stuff wrong, right? 😉 But when you’re running a business (or an event) it seems even more soul-destroying. This week was a bit of a challenge my end so thought I’d share and give you an insight into how I/we deal with adversity…I for one am terrible for giving myself a hard time,…

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Planning

Planning I love whiteboards. I can stare at them all day. This might mean I’m tidy in the brain or it might mean that the brain is full and then stuff has to spill out onto the walls. There’s an image for you. Really, it’s all about getting ahead of things. The biggest problem we…

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Internals Part 2 – An Eye For Detail

The little extra bits nobody told you were possible. Following on from our first blog post on internals, this digs into a bit more detail on what can be achieved in a big top with a little imagination and some help from your suppliers. Hanging decor, lighting & other stuff Often items such as bunting…

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Get Married Wherever You Want

What’s that you say? A rule in the UK being relaxed? To allow for people to be more independent than they were before? I must be getting muddled with somewhere else. But let’s not get political. However, this article from 2018 suggests that there will shortly be a change in the law which means that…

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Internals part 1 – Get The Look

This is all about the details, the things that make your wedding ‘you’. We’re going to discuss the internals of the tent and anything additional you might want to bring on board to make it the right environment for you on your special day. Start with the layout An important aspect of planning of course,…

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Climate Change and Festival Funk

I’ll be honest, that was more about getting a nice bit of alliteration in. I’m not saying festivals are smelly. Sometimes they are. But to be honest, sometimes even weddings are. I know that indoor events DEFINITELY are. Shall we start again? OK, thanks! If it’s on your radar (heh) , you’ll know that Boardmasters…

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Marquee Size and Style

When it’s time to build the next chunk of your vision (after deciding on a venue) it’s all about choosing the right marquee and one of the key differences comes between a ‘Traditional or Pole’ marquee – the same style of tent that has existed for thousands of years – and a ‘Clearspan’ marquee (like…

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