Stages

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. Really, it’s all about getting ahead of things. The biggest problem we have in events-land is how…

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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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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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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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Living Wage

It’s easy to forget that in the events industry, we get the best of people and the best of your worlds. We see your weddings, your birthdays and your special occasions. We meet your families, your friends and often see your wonderful homes.Not all of the world is a party and without doubt, none of those…

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Do I Want an Outdoor Stage?

It’s a good question. Outdoor stage or BigTop? We’re going to answer that here. Plenty of our customers seem to understand the basics of putting on an event in a tent but what circumstances are better for an outdoor stage seems to be a lesser-known set of facts. So for the lovely people interested in…

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Advice and Opinions

So here’s a thing. Those of you who know me know I like words and believe strongly that we tell stories in the type of language that we use. Not just saying things, but the specific implications of what the thesaurus in our brains spits out. This means that words that we can think are…

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Event Hire FAQs – The Bare Bones

There are certain questions we get asked a lot, which might be of use to you when deciding whether Terrapin is the events company for you. Maybe you’ve changed your mind about planning an event, festival or wedding and if you’ve already decided that, I’m good. It’d be REALLY rubbish if an unanswered question was…

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Choose Your Backdrop

Best start looking now! When we think about planning, one of the first things we imagine is the photos and what kind of backdrop they’ll have. A gorgeous harvest field, a fairytale forest or in your very own back garden! Whatever you decide, it’s really important to consider the venue and the Big Top simultaneously.…

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