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

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:

Watch Wedding TV here… 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:

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.