Terrapin Events

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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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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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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Advice and Opinions – Not Ours

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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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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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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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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Case Study – The Wilson / Collins Wedding

In reality, this was the event that launched a whole idea. Terrapin Tents started in 2012 and I had the idea a couple of years after that for BigTopWeddings. For too long (in my opinion) weddings looked like weddings and festivals looked like festivals. How do you keep everyone happy whilst still doing something different?…

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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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