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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How to work with a large guestlist – The Economy of Scale

You know as soon as you pick up the phone to someone who works in hospitality. So when they tell you that they’re getting married and they want to make it different to anything else that their guests have ever seen, you just know that you’re going to work well together… and I learnt a…

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Pangea

I literally have tingles down my spine. If there’s one thing I like about the events industry (and there are many) it’s envelopes being pushed. Arcadia are doing that again here. Another thing I like is when people don’t rest upon their laurels and push themselves, as well as the envelope. I guess the two…

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The Season Begins!

The Season Begins! We’ve got a gig this week. Which is nice. And we had one in mid-April too. Considering last year our first one was at the end of May, I’m pretty pleased. 2 new clients too, lovely people and ones that will likely continue with us into 2020. It’s been a rough old…

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CIAFF – From the Beginning to Now…

There are weddings, parties, company BBQs and corporate events, but here’s where we show you one of the places it all started… Long, long ago, in a field (not so) far away this little beauty was born… This award winning festival is something a number of our team have been involved with over the years,…

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Planning a Summer Company BBQ

Let’s keep it simple with this checklist for planning your Company Summer Party. Have a quick read of this post and print off the handy check list at the end…take that to your next planning meeting and report back to us with what you’d like to have happen. Most people make the mistake of thinking…

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So, Why Colour?

There are big white, black and grey mobile sheds out there providing weather cover and indoor-outdoor space, so why bother with a bright, colourful, stand-out stage or Bigtop? Well… 2 reasons… First off, they’re not boring and white! Some argue that a white structure is a blank canvas to decorate as you wish. According to The…

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Celebrities and where not to find them

  Sometimes someone simply has an amazing reason to throw a festival, and when they do more often than not, the easiest solution is to hire in production services to manage the whole thing for them. But…. How do you make sure that partnership is going to work out? What are the key ingredients to…

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Cartoons for Thought

I heard a phrase the other day which made me think. Now, I know I come across like a highly professional and highly skilled tent engineer (right?!) but I still love a cartoon every now and then.     If you haven’t watched it before, Bojack Horseman is a dry and very very funny show about a…

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