Festivals

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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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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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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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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