Canvas Adventures


Over The Moon have been out in the Sahara doing an Overland trip in our Land Rover 130 work vehicle.  We took the opportunity to take along a 6x8m Intent and look at developing it for the Overland vehicle market.  We got some very positive feedback from vehicle owners and will be suggesting some feature enhancements to Intent manufacturing back home in South Africa to cater for this growing market.

Weight has to be kept to a minimum for Overlanding in dunes so we took no ground stakes and utilised the roof racks and jerry cans we already had with us.  We also experimented with light weight poles.

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Over The Moon tents has been delighted to get involved with the Blank Canvas project at this years Big Chill Festival.  Inspired by seeing the spectacle of dozens of tents given to the homeless and placed along the Canal Saint Martin in Paris, artist Cedric Christie decided to create a charity project that would echo this gesture.

Over The Moon provided an eight section vintage army marquee and two three section ones as the shelter and backdrop inside which the artist’s pup tents are displayed.

Looking into the marquee at one of the artist decorated tents

Looking into the marquee at one of the artist decorated tents

The boards are assembled inside the marquee

The boards are assembled inside the marquee

More Info on the Big chill site

http://www.bigchill.net/news/2009/06/the-blank-canvas-project/

and here

http://www.blankcanvasproject.org/index.html

Over The Moon Tents, and many of our clients,  love the smell and feel of traditional canvas. Now you can combine that love of canvas with fashion and recycling and grab yourself a pair of trousers made of army tent canvas.  Genius.

Canvas Army Tent Trousers

Canvas Army Tent Trousers

http://www.stabo.co.uk/Shop/mens/trouser.htm

Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis has publicly supported Glade Festival in an open letter today. By supporting his festival’s successful export, the letter also gives the community of smaller UK festivals a boost.

Glastonbury is without doubt the undisputed star of the British festival landscape, and the creative inspiration for a plethora of other successful festival organisers. It is also the mothership that has provided hundreds of thousands of people with their first festival experience.

Michael Eavis’ letter read: “About ten years ago I persuaded Luke Piper, Glade Festival Director, to run a new area at Worthy Farm called ‘The Glade’. ‘Why the glade’ Luke said – ‘sounds like a perfume’ – ‘an opening in the woods’ I said—‘a perfect venue’. And so it was. So successful was The Glade, he asked to borrow the concept for a site in Newbury which worked too.

“Now, after a good few years the site has moved from Newbury to Winchester, a beautiful farm in a natural amphitheatre with lots more room – better access, and a lot less people living close by.

“The Glade Festival has lots of Glastonbury connections with thrills and feelings not dissimilar to our own, including programming and atmosphere that has form and reputation.

“If you couldn’t get a ticket for our show here at Glastonbury, thank you very much for trying, but would you mind me suggesting that you give Glade Festival a try? I don’t think you’ll regret it!”

OverTheMoonTents will be at both Glastonbury and Glade Festivals this coming summer. We will be providing an Orange 15x13m Intent for the Rabbit Hole area at both festivals. We are stoked up to be at both these great music festivals. Our DJ’s and lighting engineer will also be playing at both events. Come and say hello if you are there.

Our Orange Intent is  excited to be able to welcome party people into her curvy embrace at Glastonbury and Glade this summer.

Our Orange Intent is excited to be able to welcome party people into her curvy embrace at Glastonbury and Glade this summer.

It was a thrilling day of tent erecting in Elstree today.  The OTM crew got to visit the famous studio’s and the sound stage that was home to the Star Wars films.  Elstree is also home to the “Big Brother” house and “Who Want’s To Be A Millionaire”.   

 

The young Padowan's are in awe at being at the home of Star Wars

The young Padowan's are in awe at being at the home of Star Wars

We were on site to erect a military marquee for a forthcoming supermarket commercial.  We had to adapt to working with a hard surface and we utilised 2500ltrs of water, giving us 2.5tons of anchorage in the absence of ground stakes. The crew had a fun time and enjoyed being part of the creative scene at a famous studio.

 

The Army marquee takes shape

The Army marquee takes shape

 

All done.  Getting ready to go. Spot the other sets for use as different era's during the 20th century

All done. Getting ready to go. Spot the other sets for use as different era's during the 20th century

I found out about this site today and thought others may find it interesting. A website about sustainable and ethical living from BBC Worldwide. I’ve put a link into its page on camping.

BBCGreen

We’ve been filming various events over the last two years and have now created some short clips which we’ve posted on http://uk.youtube.com/user/OverTheMoonTents

We have a number of films showing various tents at events. You can see Intents, the Yurt, Tipis, Military Marquee, the inflatable Pod and our Medieval Pavilion Tents.  You may also spot our multi-coloured flags, bunting and pirate theme decor.