Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Small Business Week 2008

Oasis has won the ‘Responsible Business Day’ competition, which BT Business ran in association with Global Action Plan as part of Small Business Week 2008.

This will involve training to improve green credentials through achieving Phase 3 of the BS8555 standard in environmental management with a tailored environmental consultation. We'll let you know more as and when.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Spanish party style - Tapas

We've teamed up with the Tapas Company who recently won Warwickshire's best newcomer in the food category to provide you with the complete Spanish party package!

Here's a flyer we produced for a recent food fair... hopefully it will whet your appetite for the food and for the atmoshere we can create.

Why not wrap the evening up with some Salsa lessons from the professionals?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Cotswold Style: Oasis features with wonderful feedback on our wedding decor

One of our clients from this year was recently interviewed for Cotswold Style's new supplment Wedding Style:

Jo writes in answer to the question"What one thing made your wedding day?"
"The whole theme and idea behind our wedding day came from our marquee lining and decor. We spotted a company on the internet called Oasis Tents, who supply Arabian linings and decor for marquees, and totally fell in love with the idea. We hired a plain clearspan marquee and Oasis filled it with colour and stunning, opulent soft furnishings. Our guests couldn't believe it! We separated off part of the the marquee as a bar/chill out area for those who wanted to relax and escape the music in the evening. Oasis filled it with ottomans, cushions and low brass coffee tables, rugs and bean bags. It was stunning."
Here are Jo's words in context:


what better feedback could we hope for?

Monday, August 11, 2008

MicroLoan Foundation: Supporting women in sub-Saharan Africa

One of the charities we have donated to this year is the UK-based charity http://www.microloanfoundation.org.uk/ which provides small loans, business training and continuing guidance to groups of women in sub-Saharan Africa. The MLF lend money to groups of women to help them build sustainable businesses, and by providing meaningful training and ongoing mentoring support.

Oasis was started by our female founder Biny Gregory 13 years ago, so our contribution to the ongoing support of women in business from a part of the world where our tents come from seemed very appropriate.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Childhood Memories: Blue Peter Garden / BBC Event

Photos taken on a mobile phone are never quite what they should be - here's a shot during the installation of one of our smallest tents in the Blue Peter garden last week!


There's more here on the row brewing over whether English Heritage will list the garden at http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/tv/2008/07/should_we_save_the_blue_peter.html

Thursday, July 17, 2008

an Oasis on TV - wedding TV Wedding Breakfast

Three months ago we had a call from the makers of Wedding TV asking us whether they could film one of the marquees we were transforming… we said yes… the results are on TV this Saturday 26th July morning at 10.00am on Wedding Breakfast: http://www.weddingtv.com/?s=2.4

Watch Wedding TV here… http://www.weddingtv.com/ or channel 277 or 278 on Sky or 402 on digital.

With big thanks to Rachel (producer/director) and lovely George (the presenter) – we’ll try and get some footage up here as soon as possible for those who miss the show.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Egyptian Finale for International Festival of Glass

The International Festival of Glass and British Glass Biennale exhibition both return to Stourbridge for the third time next month, with events spread throughout the town’s historic glass quarter.

Katherine Wightman. Seeing is Believing
The events conclude at the Ruskin Glass Centre on Bank Holiday Monday (August 25th) with an Egyptian Finale sponsored by the Egyptian Cultural Centre and Educational Bureau who are bringing several musicians and performers from Egypt to the UK for the event - one of our Egyptian tents is going along to be part of the Egyptian cultural activities. Its going to be "a spectacular and exotic outdoor extravaganza of Middle Eastern myth, folklore, dancing and music...":

More information on the masterclasses and events programmes visit the International Festival of Glass website here: http://www.ifg.org.uk/

Monday, July 07, 2008

School Ball - Hall Transformation

We've done a few of these School Hall transformations this past year - this one was for a school in Maidenhead in Berkshire.

[double click to see the full collage - before and after]

Give us a call if you would like to talk to us about your school hall: 01608 651100

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Summer visitors to London from the Middle East: Laylati at Knightsbridge

During the blistering heat of the Middle Eastern summer there is usually an exodus from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries. Temperatures can reach a sweltering 40 °C over there, enough to have even the most hardened desert-dweller escaping to cooler climes.

Many of the heat exiles come to London for respite and some stay at the
Sheraton Hotel in central London where Oasis have recently transformed the terrace to a traditional Arabic themed setting. The inviting space will offer a wide selection of authentic Arabic foods, Arabic coffee and tea. Traditional delicacies will also be available including hummus, moutabel, kubbeh, fatayer and kofta, all created by the hotel's Lebanese chef, and a wide selection of flavoured shisha.

http://www.viewlondon.co.uk/restaurants/laylati-info-49652.html

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

School Gym transformation - Summer Ball event decoration

Last week we transformed a school gym in Berkshire from this:

to this:


Another very satisfied customer for whom we transformed this enormous space. Rather than hiring a marquee they used an exisiting space which we dressed with our exotic linings for their Arabian nights event. This space comfortably seated 275 people, a dancefloor, bar, charity auction, and chill out area.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Invest in Gloucestershire

One of the local organisations responsible for raising the levels of inward investment in Gloucestershire have supported our move to to our new premises... read more at the link below about this events company's move to the heart of the UK:

Click here to read full article: Invest in Gloucestershire news item

Monday, May 26, 2008

Oasis Events Ltd. - new depot opening

We opened our new central HQ and warehouse on the borders of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.
To celebrate the opening of the new operational facility we hosted a reception for clients, suppliers and guests from firms who have worked with Oasis in its formative years. We've secured a reputation for excellence in our niche market and our new base allows virtually nationwide coverage.
Oasis aims to deliver, above all, the ‘Wow!’ factor: there is ample evidence to this effect on our website at
www.oasistents.co.uk.


Thursday, May 22, 2008

Brides Magazine - marquees uncovered




We have been featured in the latest Brides Magazine (http://www.bridesmagazine.co.uk/) titled ‘Marquees uncovered’. The article by Alice Braham looks at how you can create a magical space for your wedding.


For couples who don’t want a white wedding oasistents.co.uk is recommended. Its nice to know that Brides magazine think we create a rich luxurious feel and that the natural linings Oasis installs creates an event space “that is warm in the winter and cool in the summer” that works equally well in marquees, barns and other spaces.


Thursday, April 03, 2008

Oasis on MTV - My Super Sweet Sixteen

Oasis Specialist Tent Hire was recently featured on MTV’s new show called My Super Sweet Sixteen.



We helped to create the beautiful Bollywood backdrop for a lass from Yorkshire's 18th last summer! … in all that 2007 rain.

Here are some more shots from the wonderful party… and its great to hear in the episode from My Super Sweet Sixteenth, so many amazing comments from the young guests as they walk in: “wow”, “it looks like you have walked into India”, “absolutely amazing”, “unbelievable”, “I am soo impressed”, “The setting is amazing”.


The guests arrived in Tuk-tuks from: http://www.tuktuk-uk.com/


Kula Shaker performed:



You can watch the rest of the MTV movie here: http://www.mtv.co.uk/overdrive/id/74472 or see more of the unique events created for the show here: http://www.mtv.co.uk/sweet (Click on Dom’s section).


Our client was Dom Sidwell and her party received a “sweetness” rating of 9.92 last time I looked.

UAE stages first camel beauty contest

10,000 camels (the ‘ships of the desert’) have been lined up for a beauty parade in the United Arab Emirates!

According to bbc.co.uk, “The United Arab Emirates has held its first national beauty contest for camels with a prize fond of about $27,000 and various trophies for the winners”.

Camels from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia will strut their stuff before a panel of expert judges who will decide which owners should be awarded prize money totalling around 9.5 million dollars. Apparently one hundred cars are also up for grabs!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Plastic Fantastic - paying for a beautiful tent and decor

With so many companies ending the use of cheques, many of our clients say that they do not have ready access to a cheque book anymore and would rather pay by card.

So by popular demand, you can now rent a tent from us with a credit card…

We accept the following:

Boringly we have to make an additional small charge for the use of credit cards, but debit cards are free.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Camels in the UK

These are quite funny - camels near our base on the Oxfordshire/Gloucestershire border here in the UK back on a sunny day in February 2008!