All posts by Hazel Hirst

Little Mini Big Top Tent

Winter Tent Making 2018


This tent was made in Winter 2018 for John Lawson Circus.

Little Mini Big Top Tent

Little Mini Big Top Tent. This tent was made in Winter 2018 for John Lawson Circus.

Lakefest festival. Image courtesy of Lakefest

2017 What Albion Woods Were Up To

A very busy summer that flew by.  Here’s a selection of a few highlights.


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Sewing Springtime

Just a quick post to share some photos of our latest tent being sewed together. We have a new purple colour to add to our stock.

This past month we have also made a brand new tent for a circus and repaired tents for other suppliers.

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Big Top Circus Tents

Wow the summer flew by.  We enjoyed it and it wasn’t too bad weather wise. Started off a bit wet but the sun came out plenty in August and September.



Latest Roundup

Well, that was a good season for us.  Tents were busy at festivals up and down the country, old favourites as well as some amazing new contracts, and we are delighted that all our new clients have confirmed repeat bookings for 2016.



And now it is time inside our tent workshop making new Big Top tents for next season.

Making Showtent

Showtent ready for its fittings

Blue Big Top

New Blue Tent

Our very successful 25 year old Blue Tent (made on site at Worthy Farm home of Glastonbury  in 1989) has been retired.

Blue Big Top Tent

The original Worthy Farm made Blue Tent.


We now have a brand new replacement Blue Big Top Tent, which has incorporated modern design enhancements over the original.  This popular big top tent has been ideal for music events and holds an audience of around 1000 .

Blue Big Top Tent

Please have a look at the slideshow of the new blue big top when she was erected for the  first time at the Coventry Godiva Festival .