An All-weather, Fireside Venue
A few years ago, Joseph Peace was running a firepit venue at Boomtown Fair. The fire was blazing, and everyone was sitting around, singing along having a lovely time. But Joseph was thinking (not unreasonably given our wonderful UK climate) what happens if it rains? So with this thought in mind, he decided to build an all-weather fireside venue.
The design of The Magic Teapot makes it flexible for all weather conditions. We can open up the doors and windows, or remove sections of the roof to allow the breeze to pass through whilst providing shade. Or we can batten down the hatches and have it toasty warm and dry whilst the weather rages outside.
We are low impact, and strive to be the greenest festival venue.
- We need no 240V power. Our lighting is simple LED 12V lighting powered by solar panel/leisure battery and we are acoustic only, using no amplification.
- We recognise the problem of single use cups, and only use real mugs for our tea and coffee, and have a washing up station behind our venue.
- The whole structure fits onto a single trailer for transport, and is designed to be erected using human might alone, no need for any plant.
- It is freestanding, no staking into the ground is required, which makes us ideal for sensitive land.
- We use locally sourced logs from sustainable woodland for our fire, which is raised above the ground and leaves no trace.
As an acoustic-only venue, we are not subject to the curfew of having to turn off amplifiers at any particular time, and can stay open 24 hours a day, providing a welcoming place for people to gather whatever the time of day or night.
We provide the best of what a festival fire can offer… company, conversation, a place to sit with old friends and make new ones. Somewhere to go in the early morning when the baby awakes, and as you roll back home when the night is coming to a close. Whatever the time of day, you will always find…
…a warm welcome and a cup of tea.
Watch a little video about what we do here: filmed at the Showman’s Show 2018.