Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Local Press coverage - the Stow Times: Midnight at the Oasis and the Watton-at-Stone fete

Local Press coverage can be excellent – we’ve already had a number of enquiries from these two pieces of targeted press coverage, one of which appeared in the Stow Times (Issue 29) June 2006 - the other in the Watton-at-Stone Parish magazine appears below...

1. Stow Times (Issue 29) June 2006

Midnight at the Oasis

From Biny Gregory of Oasis


-In Stow on the Wold?

Well, it all sounds too fantastical to be true, but we have it on very good authority - there really is an "Oasis" located in middle of our North Cotswold town. Surrounded by the rolling fields and dry-stone walls of Stow on the Wold there is a company providing astonishingly beautiful tents, transporting you in an instant to the world of Sheherazade, Ali Baba and 1001 Nights…


Oasis Specialist Tent Hire is now in its 10th year of trading with customers from Durham in the north to Jersey in the south, and has become well known in the Marquee business as the "Bedouin Tent People". Oasis provides authentic tents and interiors for private parties, weddings, exhibitions, festivals, TV and Film productions. Step inside one of their colourful tents and you will find richly coloured Persian rugs and ottoman settees furnished with bolsters and brightly coloured tribal cushions. Large floor cushions invite you to sink down and "chill-out" whilst an authentic Moroccan incense burner smoulders away on a brass coffee table, scenting the air with a sensuous perfume. Palm trees wave in a gentle breeze, a camel is tethered nearby and a campfire is burning. Don't believe it? Check out the Oasis website on www.oasistents.co.uk and see for yourself!

Oasis Specialist Tent Hire is currently recruiting part-time helpers for its summer season and would welcome enthusiastic and fit applicants. If you think you would enjoy working with their team of dedicated and expert operatives, creating special venues for events full of Eastern Promise contact:

Mrs Biny Gregory 01451 832262

2. The Watton-At-Stone Parish Magazine

The Watton at Stone village fete plays host to a new attraction on 29th May.

In amongst all the sideshows and attractions we have come to expect will be a genuine Bedouin Tent, brought from the Middle East by Oasis Specialist Tent Hire.

The tent is one of a stock of tents recently acquired by Oasis as they begin their second year in business based here in Watton-at-Stone, serving London and the Home Counties.

Partners Mark and Dany Fremantle offer anyone holding an event a truly exceptional experience with all the luxury of a genuine Arab tent complete with Arabian furniture, lighting and Persian carpets, in any space from a small back garden to a wedding marquee.

For Mark settling in Hertfordshire is something like coming home. Although he was brought up in Nottinghamshire, a long line of Fremantles have taken part in local life. His father Tom was born and grew up in Hertfordshire; his grandfather David Fremantle lived at Bayford and was a District Councillor for many years and his grandmother, now Emmeline Boughey, lives at Great Hormead and was a school governor in Hertfordshire for an astonishing 60 years. Mark’s great grandfather was Sir Francis Fremantle, MP for St Albans until his death in 1944.

Mark and Dany, who were newly married this spring, said ‘It is enormously exciting to be setting up in business in Hertfordshire. We are very happy to be here and look forward to getting as thoroughly established in the County as previous generations of Fremantles. We’d like our Oasis teams to be made up of local people who will enjoy being part of a young business in the area. Hopefully the Bedouin “Committee Tent” at the fete this year will raise some interest!’

Oasis is based locally and is looking for people who enjoy working in a team and relish something of a challenge. Experience in the marquee or events industry or van driving experience are an advantage but not essential. Most important is to be local to Watton, and interested in a fun and physical part-time job, with a difference!

For further information on the tents see www.oasistents.co.uk or for employment contact Dany on 07891 807 901.

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