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Bigtopmania are Event Production Specialists.
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Established in the Events and Show Business 1987
National Guidelines are always followed.
We remain Committed to Safe Practice.
We hold full
Public and Employers Liability Insurance.
Fully Enhanced DBS Disclosures
for working with children.
We Undertake Many Themed Events, Special Requests and are happy to discuss special commissions
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Snippets of our event business news!
2014 Celebrates 27 years full time in show & event business!
Festival Kidz annouce Winner of Family Festival Awards
and the lovely Shambala Festival wins top place.
We are proud to work there presenting our shows and tents in the totally amazing kid's field.
Not only that but Croissant Neuf Festival get a GOLD award.
You can check out what we do there in this review.
Hearty well done to the other Family Festival Winners!
Mid mad season...
One of our Festival Circus Weddings is featured on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings Blog
Tom and Katy's Circus Wedding
We have just taken delivery of 7 of 3 x 3m red and white small mini-marquees/ gazebos to add to our ranges; suitable grass or hard standing.. mini-marquee hire as stalls etc.
Another 100m of connectable led festoon lighting with red and white bulbs.
4m, 5m and 6m small ROUND baby big tops in red and white marquees to add to the Candy range are here and looking fab!
If you are a DIY Festival Bride to be or Party Planner come and see us at the next Fab Wed Fest
Postponed!! was going to be in the Cotswolds ..now going to be in April 2014 in Cornwall at Port Elliot
Busy days! Been full on with weddings, parties, events and circus shows all over UK.
Just ordered new extension for Strawberry and Cream Marquee Range, enabling a whoppingly big 5 pole 12 x 30m 329sqm candy striped tent.
And to match; ordering soon various size round stripy pod tents 4m dia, 5m dia and 6m dia.
Not only that; we will be extending our Rhubarb and Custard tent range to enable a huge 12 x 34m, 377sqm tent.
New range of stylish Canvas Picnic and Champagne Bar Tents debuted at Nevil Holt Opera.
All Made In UK!
see up dates on marquee hire page.
We even have a New Crazy Inflatable called Bug Eye (made in Bristol), a new Emporer size deluxe double bell tent for hire and some new crazy-bikes too!
New 4 x 4m and 5 x 5m peaked tension pagoda style marquees in white are here for use and hire
Circus video from Easter Shows at Wellington Country Park
Big Top Ball Video from St Andrew's University
Trailer for Lady Margaret's Hall Ball, Oxford
Fab Wed Fest Video
Photo Gallery Childrens Wild West Cowboy party
Fabulous Wedding Festival March 16th!!
over 65 suppliers and a festival to boot!!
We are on the lovely Festival Brides blog!
Scoopy Tent has arrived! and been tested!!
and here she is in 9 x 9m size;
New Marquee Flyer prepared.
Long term contract arranged to supply
lovely canvas tents
for Nevil Holt Opera Picnic tent VIP Champagne area.
H&S Electrical Training carries on;
Lucas has done a Marquee Electrics course.
Wooo! Preparations for 2013 season well under way!
1: Lovely and shiny Brand New Roof for Strawberry and Cream range have arrived.
2: New Canvas Scoopy Tent is all sewn up and ready to go but so clean and new it will be a shame to get it out!
3 New Bigtopmania Blog and Tumblr sites are set up and raring to go
4: Twitter continues to rampage.. follow us now!!
5: Certificate for Temporary Electrical Installations BS7909 course has arrived
Fire Retardant Fabrics are being sewn for event drapes and marquee wedding and event styling.
7: Brand new Dandy Dura Marquee Flooring has arrived for the Scoopy Wedding Tent Range
8: Red and White Fire Retardant Regentex FR Canvas has arrived for making new medieval tents
Rock-On! We are back on RocknRollBride.com
Adam and Lucy's almost Reading Rock Festival Wedding
(It was literally just outside the fences on the Thames riverside)
Circus/ Festival Wedding on RocknRollBride Blog
or see a few of the pictures at VIVA Photography
or on her blog at every photo she took at the wedding video !
or see from page 28 in this gallery;
***Come and see us in action here***
Festival Weddings! Showcase & Open Day
We will be providing the red and white marquee for the Bar, Bands and Catwalk area of
the Festival Wedding Show 16th March 2013
Fabulous Wedding Festival
to be held at Muddifords Court Country House Hotel. Just off the M5 in Devon. Fantastic chance to meet / see suppliers, camp over and have a mini festival!
"Brides Magazine" Feature
A "Real Brides" "How She Did It" feature
of one of our lovely weddings in Maidenhead
is in this months (Jan/Feb 2013) top selling wedding magazine brand. p240 onwards.
See the feature and Download PDF copy here
Festival Awards 2012
Well done our Winning events Bestival and Croissant Neuf,
and all the others too!
Farewell to Guilfest, you will be sorely missed but we await the phoenix!
Traditional Canvas Marquee Hire Built With Modern Contemporary Style, new for 2013
Who would like to rent or hire this beautiful canvas marquee?
For curvaceous scalloped reasons; we are calling her
The Brand New, Scoopy Range is UK made traditional canvas with a contemporary luxury twist.
Available from spring 2013
as 9x9m , 9x15m or 9x21m
Led Festoon Lighting Hire
Another 50m of connectable 230v led festoon harness
and a range of soft white, coloured and colour changing led bulbs.
Plus many more metres of 24v led fairy lights and connectors.
Festival Theme Wedding and cool Blogs
Never to be repeated! The Ultimate!
Glastonbury Festival Stone Circle on Summer Solstice weekend! See our tent there.
www.Rocknrollbride.com Blog Wedding Report
nb; rocknrollbride.com is fab for Alternative Weddings,
as is Festivalbrides
where you will find similar but different blog. www.festivalbrides.co.uk
Here is Neil the photographer's gallery. Neil Thomas Douglas Alternative Wedding Photography
Please do NOT ask for your own wedding there.. it was a total One-Off.
New Marquee used for new TV show
(this tent due a mid-section extension in 2013, creating oval 12 x 16.5m )
Here's our new 12m round tent,
with lots of transparent see-through marquee walling,
being set up for use for Optomen Tv's forthcoming series "Food Glorious Food"
due to be aired on ITV in March 2013.
Hollyoaks Party Tent
One of our red and yellow tents featuring in party mode on Hollyoaks,
Channel 4, during week 4-8 June,
This month starts with Jubilee celebrations..
Tiered Seating for a Medieval Tournament
for Reckitt Benckiser, organized by Sense London
for the Sainsburys Jubilee festival in Hyde Park.
Marquees for local village celebrations in Devon.
Crazy Bikes and Circus Skills at Salisbury Festival Play day and Tadley Treacle Fayre,
plus a lovely wedding in Maidenhead!
New White Marquee Walls
This wedding saw our new white marquee walls on Strawberry and Cream.
Don't forget we have panoramic windows wall too!
April and May 2012
Busy times... we have done circus shows, set up marquees and entertainment for 18th, 21st and 40th birthday parties.
Marquee hire at Exeter and Hartford Colleges, Oxford University Balls,
Exeter Food Festival, Storyfest in West Sussex, The National Trust Regional Conference in Clumber Park Nottinghamshire.
We provided Crazy bikes for Cycling Festivals and the Exeter Olympic Torch Relay;
Entertainers at St. Nicholas Shopping Centre Sutton Celebration,
set up and entertained in a big way at The Commando's Forces Officers Mess Circus Ball in Plymouth
(Great set of Circus Ball Photos here) .
We are heavily booked up for most dates
in the main April-late Sept. season 2012.
There only a few dates left for tent hires or major engagements,
though we may be able to help with some items or entertainments.
Consider booking for autumn/ Xmas and 2013 NOW!
New-look wood plank tiered seating hire available now....
Mini Marquee and Medieval Tent Hire
DIY Express Store Openings.
Striped and red mini 3x3m marquees
used for DIY Express/ Screwfix store openings
in Shepton Mallet and Hayes in March.
New marquee hire and event kit
For events in 2012 including;
An extension for tent no4 making a big 12 x 25.5m red and white marquee:
Top of the range LED outdoor floodlight for lighting up your trees or house:
2 of 5 x 5m white Chinese Hat pagoda tents that can also be a 5 x 10m:
3x3m medieval stiped tent in red and white:
Royal Balcony for Hire!
Totally plush theatrical red and gold braid valences (like a royal balcony)
and wine coloured burgundy velvet decor,
valences, door ways, walls and curtains:
A range of IFR Trevira marquee swags, drapes and dressing kit;
2 x porches for the red and white tents:
3 x red and yellow porches.
3x3m soft canvas medieval tent hire
Festival Awards 2011;
Bestival was winner of Fans Favourite festival.
we run the Kid's area and supplied the Knees Up tent
Shambala was winner Greener Festival Award
,we supply the children's area tents and present our circus there;
well done to these and all the rest.
Bigtopmania on The Sooty Show
Treat yourself to something cute on You Tube
Sooty At The Circus.. season 16 episode "Who's a Clever Bird?"
Bell Tents for hire ... Glamping!
3 Brand new 4m diameter bell tents for hire, one white, 2 rhubarb and custard.
They can add a bit of luxury to wedding or party tent hire
and will be used at our festivals
Nokia Web Viral
Our Circus tent has a leading roles in a Nokia web viral
Challenge Emily Nokia Viral
Circus Theme Fashion Shoot
and a TK Maxx Photo shoot
Tk Maxx Circus Photo shoot
New 9.5m round Stripey red and white tent,
set up at Eden Project for the summer,
available for hire after that.
9.5m round striped marquee
perfect for Medieval tent hire events
Children's TV rocks again!
little Circus tent hired and filmed for the next Series of the Sooty Show
Sooty at the Circus
Big Bear Mascot on Big and Small
and our Big Bear was filmed chasing puppets on the Cbeebies Big and Small show.(no clip yet!)
Solar Powered Circus Shows / Pa system &Lights
OK we can use big generators and mains power
and lots of our kit is designed that way but;
Instead of using generators or mains power;
we can now offer stand alone shows using good solar panel
(fixed on top of the lorry)
and large battery to store the energy at 12v,
then invert to 230v mains power using a top quality 800w sine wave inverter.
This then feeds the Pa system, mix desk, lap top, microphones and led lights used for the shows.
Such a good result you would never know it was simple sun power!
The solar energy is available for all sorts of uses!
Circus Show Ring Boxes.
Here is a picture of the Bigtopmania Family Circus Ring;
featuring our new ring boxes.
They are made of foam and pvc and children love sitting on them.
They can also be used for
circus ring dance floor
set up as here on top of proper dance floor to set the scene,
later removed for proper dancing.
Traditional Cotton Bunting For Hire
We have added to our miles of colourful pvc bunting
as seen in many of the photos on the site,
with a selection of lovely Traditional Cotton Bunting for hire.
We have started with
traditional Union Jack, Stars and Stripes, Red Gingham
and for fun, some Pirate Skull and Cross-Bones.
We are prepared to add to our stock
with anything you want for your party or wedding.
It looks lovely fluttering in the garden,
along the paths and walkways,
or hanging throughout the marquees.
Music venue - tented gig?
we can do it!
Wedding Breakfast and Reception tent hire
Circus Theme Posters as Party Theme Decor
Here's some of our collection of
Vintage Circus, Burlesque, Moulin Rouge, theme posters.
We hang them in the tents for parties
and as circus theme props & event decor hire.
circus posters hung on walls as decor in tent
Dummy Trapeze Artist as Circus Theme Event Prop for Hire
A lovely lady dummy to be dressed in trapeze /tight wire artiste attire
for hanging in tents on circus theme parties, like this.
Led Fairy Lights for Marquee
or Twinkling Gardens!
A large set of safer low voltage high quality 24v Led Fairy Lights
as a system for hanging outside or in tents as a "sparkly fairy light roof"
24v fairy light system for marquee lighting
LED String / Festoon Lighting hire
230v LED festoon. Golf ball size lamps,
soft white, coloured and colour changing.
we now have about 500m of festoon lighting
available in various sizes and voltages for different situations!
Perfect for hanging up in the air, Inside or outside.
Out of harms way, across the exterior guy ropes for instance.
or for parties maybe hung over the garden
Festoon Lighting Hire
Pete, Sean and Craig,(Lucas has done his with EON) the main tent team completed the
"StageSafe" SafePass training with Chris Hanham as trainer,
for the event safety course and are now registered with the
Safety Passport Scheme;
Result; Marquee Hire and Event Work Even Safer!
Marquee Flooring Hire
Our options increase;
We now have a large batch of "Dandy Dura"
washable, durable, modern polypropylene marquee matting
in light brown, natural fleck colour
to complement our red coconut matting and any colour carpet options
for tent rentals. Over 400sqm available.
Dec. 2010-Jan 2011
New Years Eve Party Venue
KING SIZE 12 x 29m red yellow tent as shown below.
Here is our tent set up at the Bugsy Malone themed
Fieldview NYE party
To top all the infrastructure we supplied,
we even did a cracking Electro Swing Dj set
striped tents for rent
BBC Blast Series One Episode 1
Educational programme focusing on young and inspiring people;
featuring Leonie and Lucas; our very own Circus Kids..
see their bit in the show here
UK Festival Awards 2010
We've helped them do it again!.
Our Festival Children's Play Areas went to;
The BEST MAJOR FESTIVAL 2010 aka Bestival;
The Best Family Festival 2010, aka Camp Bestival;
The Greener Festival 2010, aka Party Neuf.
and many others we work at were again nominated at the Festival Awards 2010
New "easy-up style" Proper gazebo type tent bought at Showman's Show.
Mini Marquee Hire
It is incredibly strong and is made of quality PVC not flimsy stuff.
Ideal for setting up in front of the red and white Strawberry and Cream Tents
as matching entrance porch or smoking shelter.
Bigtopmania FaceBook Page
We have finally joined the revolution
and set up a Facebook page with lots updated photos.(see above link)
Here is our new mid-section extension to Strawberries and Cream..
making it's name "Strawberries and Double Cream"!
Living TVs 4Weddings, Celebrity Wedding
A "different" celebrity wedding hosted in one of our Circus tents!
One of our tents going to be featured on Living TVs 4Weddings
Tiered Circus Seating Hire.
Traditional European style,
Wooden plank benches
"The Tiers of a Clown"
We are fortunate to have taken delivery of
Clown Kevin's Tiered Circus Seating.
We are calling them the "Tiers of a Clown"
as he built them and they have seen many thousands of bottoms!
See our old friend Clown Kevin's clowning website here www.clownkevin.com
They go in our circus tents,
or can form an outdoor or indoor outdoor theatre/show ring by themselves
and can be used in smaller amounts too as well as in straight lines.
New Tent ready for marquee hire work 12 x 6m great for smaller gardens! Garden Party Tent / Medieval Tent
a beautiful new 6 x 12m red and yellow stripy marquee
Disco Marquee Lighting Hire
available now to highlight the dance area.
All LED low power, some great top effects plus quality fazer gentle smoke machine for the light beams.
NEW Extension to 12m round Red and White Tent built,
another 12 x 17m oval little big top available for hire.
ALL YEAR... PARTY SEASON... NON-STOP!
Our Colourful tents and ever-increasing resources are in big demand and we have done some CRACKINGLY GOOD PARTIES..!
Loads of photos.. not on the websites. ask!
Safeconcerts.com is a great web site for festival goers.
November/ December 2009
some HOT NEWS!!
as well as being busy at Santa's Ice Castle Plymouth again
(with Xmas Balloon modeling, Snowman and Rudolph costumes) + other events for the Xmas Season..
UK Festival Awards 2009
some of the festivals we are heavily involved with did exceedingly well!!
Bestival. Winner Best Medium sized festival.
We organize the really cool children's area KidZone!
Camp Bestival.. Winner Family Festival Award. previous winner Best New Festival
We organize a BIG KidZone bit of the massive children's field!
Croissant Neuf Summer Party
Winner Greener festival Award. We organize the KidZone!
Rewind Festival ..Nominated Best New Festival. We organize the KidZone!
Guilfest. Nominated Family Festival Award .Previous Winner Family Festival
We organize the Fabulous KidZone!
For these and more we gather a really great team of Activities, Acts, Artists and Animators.
Well done to all !! See you in 2010.
New 12m round red and white marquee in action..
New colourful marquee, 12 x 18m in action
New Crazy Inflatable in action for first time.. Mega Blob! BIG FUN .
Lucas won the British Freestyle championship again4th time.
Just been on an Essential Supplies' Pat Testing course so that we can now test all our electrical equipment in-house
.and also spent a small fortune on updating the stock of marquee lighting and electrics.
Late Feb. 2009
Just been chatting to Kimberley Dayle.. with a great idea for big shows.. what with Take That and Britney Spears both releasing Circus albums.
Kimberley Dayle is U.K. leading Britney tribute act suggested big shows for clients ..music and circus.. why not!?
She's fantastic, has a great choreographed show with dancers and now we can offer circus acts to go with it..
The British Unicycle Convention is happening just up the road from us at Okehampton, Devon
children's entertainment, circus shows and big top hire
built for 2009 season
a 60x 40 ft. / 12 x 17.5m simple oval,2 king pole, ridge bar tent, not suitable for aerial acts.
This is a middle extension to the 12m baby top made in 2008, so will be red and yellow too.
built for the 2009 season, a new 12m / 40 ft. dia' red and white round tent.
Christmas Theme work now. Major Contract at Plymouth City Centre
providing Children's entertainment and Christmas Mascot Characters to Santa's Ice Castle
Christmas theme entertainment
Yet Again.. very proud of the events we do..
CAMP BESTIVAL (we organize a large part of the Children's Area) WINS
Blue Peter Badge
Tues. 29th April 4.30pm ish on CBBC.
No longer a little-un Pete still gets his Blue Peter Badge and catches up with Lucas who already has one for unicycling live on Blue Peter
Pete's on BBC's Blue Peter, showing off a bit with cowboy rope spinning
and teaching presenter Andy to spin and lasso.
Whole episode themed towards it ..great fun to be involved and film.
Heads up to Themba Theatre too in Shepperton
as they got me to teach their kids rope spinning for production of Oklahoma
and we took one of the stars, Adam, onto Blue Peter too.
PeteZa and Adam on Blue Peter
PeteZa and Adam with Andy on Blue Peter
Edited video on PeteZa page (or You Tube).
new KMX Carts and Wave boards for Cycle Circus brand new 12m dia' circus tent for hire and small circus shows.
Mascot Costume Hire
new Fantastic Big Bear Mascot Costume.
Bears available for children's entertainment!
Big Bear Mascot Costume Hire
Radical new Australian Street Surfer and top KMX carts join the Crazy Bikes Cycle Circus.
More "Pedalo" Crazy Bikes for the kit
New BIG Top for hire and its lovely ..shiny and marvelous
Lucas picks up new sponsor "Plain Lazy" pushing the unicycle even further..
national recognition amongst other styles of riders!
Lucas wins again! British Freestyle Unicycle Champion for the 3rd time
Just picked up and used for first time at the Amida Spa Beckenham, London,
new Baby Big Top .lovely, shiny, bright and colourful, gorgeous!
Celebrating 20 years
in the outdoor events world and show business!
BIG NEWS ON THE FESTIVAL CIRCUIT
GUILFEST .... home of the Bigtopmania KidZone for many years now ... won this year's festival award for the ...
BEST FAMILY FESTIVAL 2006!
It's got to have a lot to do with how we organize and produce the Children's Entertainment Area each year.
Could that be why we get asked to arrange Bigtopmania Kidzone children's areas
and children's entertainers at many other festivals and events too?
The Bigtopmania "Cycle Circus" back in Barnstaple
May 7th 2007
Put it in the diary now all you unicyclists and cyclists.!
Lucas came 4th in his categories at the world unicycle competitions .. UNICON..
not bad considering it was his first time and he was up against the very best in the world!
(Not a Bouncy Castle!) from Designs In Air, Bristol excellent fun to play with ..seriously BIG HIT with the kids!
Who needs a bouncy castle for children's entertainment when you can get Spiked ?
To add to our range of cycling resources we have purchased a range of Crazy Bikes,
from old friends at Sterling Entertainments to add to the existing wacky bikes & children's entertainment!
At the British Unicycle Convention April 2006,
.Our Mega Son, Lucas, won the British Freestyle Unicycle Competition again, 2nd time, with his fancy footwork and unicycle skills act with sound track from Queen's "Don't Stop me Now!"
He featured on
BBC 1 on 20th June 2006
so check it out on You tube and envy the Blue Peter badge!
PeteZa went on a Certificated Course
"Appointed Person; Emergency First Aid"
PeteZa went on a Certificated Course
"Good Practice and Guidance in Child Protection"
Showcasing one of our hot events
..it went magnificently well and the unicyclists scored many points on the Northshore Mountain Bike set up.
Showcasing Bigtopmania's range of children's entertainment cycle-circus-style.
A diverse range of attractions for
Outdoor Events - Indoor Shows ,
Marquee, circus tent and Big Top Hire,
& Play Areas,
Festival Acts & Street Theatre,
Whip Cracking-Cowboy Tricks,
Fire Eater-Pyrotechnic Arts,
Circus Skills Workshops
Bionic Bouncy Stilt Dancing,
Odd Comedy Characters-Friendly Freaks!
Manipulation and Balance,
PeteZa has been a Featured Artist presenting his various circus skills
Appearing Nationwide and World-Wide
at All Kinds Of Prestigious and Grass-Roots Events,
and of course on Stage and Screen.
Bigtopmania proudly presents our very own in-house performances and resources
Top Quality Circus Skills Workshops and Residencies;
Colourful and Creative Circus Skills Arenas;
Processions, Street-Bands and Carnivalesque Creations
plus Community Participatory Arts, Environmental Arts and Site Specific Events
Not forgetting that PeteZa has created host of original
Walkabout Characters, Freaks and Oddities,
countered by more charming
Kid's Talent Shows and Children's Circus shows,
turning children into Stars!
Plus Creative Crafts and Toddler's Spaces for the little ones.
We are, most definitely, insured for
Flame and Fire Theatre
and delight in a liberal dose of Fire-Eating!
Of Many Things Possible.. But a Few!
Telephone PeteZa or Bigtopmania on
+44(0) 1409 21 11 78
Mobile 07768 49 80 90
Circus Show & Children's Entertainment Action.
Images Below of some of the Event Attractions on offer;
PeteZa on his ex-van.
"It's Show Time!"
Announcing the circus shows
PeteZa gets Custard Pied again!
PeteZa in his Dragon Stilt-Walking Costume..
Watch out! He Bites!
Stilt walking dragon costume
Circus Skills Workshop arena
circus skills workshop arena
PeteZa joins in the Parade!
Bang that drum and sound that horn!
Festival Children's Area Parades
PeteZa; Fire Eater!
fire eating and fire shows
Bigtopmania creates Under-5s play areas for Kidzone events.
We love to Play!
children's entertainment play areas
Leo on tight wire in a Bigtopmania Circus Skills Workshop outside one of our Circus Big Tops for hire!
Join the Circus!
tight wire walking
More Pic's and info' about Bigtopmania's many variations of Circus Show styled children's entertainment and big top hire available on other web pages, other web sites and we can send you them in Emails or post too.
Wedding Tents and Alternative Marquees.
You can see lots of wedding specific information and 100 more photos
Bigtopmania Wedding Spot page
and we are now on 21st century Iphone app
Not just Marquee Hire
Not Just Children's Entertainment
Not Just Circus Shows
Not Just Big Top Hire
But Just What You Need!