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Lakeside Urban beach

Jun 9, 2014   //   by Steph   //   Beach Builds, Blog  //  No Comments

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‘Everyones Invited 2014’

Beach Events and the Lakeside Shopping Centre in Grays Essex are promoting its huge store to its thousands of customers this weekend with an urban beach for the ultimate distraction for weary urbanites.

A sure fire hit with the kids and the perfect introduction to the summer for the shoppers.

Lakeside beach has a face in the hole, buckets and spades, glorious golden sands and decking.

Introducing All at Sea

Jun 5, 2014   //   by Steph   //   Beach Events, Blog  //  No Comments


Introducing: ALL AT SEA. The IOW’s First Annual Beach Festival with an emphasis on FUN!

This summer Small Hope Beach will be pioneering an alternative beach experience

with the islands first and only ‘beach festival’ with a twist. Introducing the island’s first ever Birdman Contest, Cardboard Boat Race, UK Sand sculpture heat and of course ‘pirate lessons’

Whatever the weather, come rain or rain, the 28th and 29th of June in Shanklin is a date not to be missed. We even have a contingency plan up our sleeves in case of sunshine!
 A weekend full of fun, giggles and silliness.



Bird-Colour-disk-3Saturday 28th June, 2014 The IOW Birdman Contest.


Who dares jump into the depths of the sea from a towering platform, flying like a bird in your best fancy dress? Prizes for best costume, best show and of course longest flight.

Plus UK Sand Sculpture heat. Be amazed at some of the UK’s finest sand creations





Sunday 29th June, 2014 The IOW Cardboard Boat Race.

Using just cardboard, tape and glue competitors must see if they can complete the course. Prizes for best looking boat, ability to float and the winner!



Other entertainment over the weekend includes

Pirate lessons! Lessons from the Hopeless pirates, including (foam) sword skills, walking the plank and talking like a pirate – costumes mandatory. Sandcastle competitions.

Undercover beach bar with music and viewing area
. Beach food and drinks (watch out for our truly amazing cocktail) Family fun concessions, games, food, drink and gift stalls, plus pirate and mermaid fancy dress competition.

For more info or to enter contact


All at Sea-2014

May 30, 2014   //   by Steph   //   Blog  //  No Comments

All at sea

The Isle of Wights newest and most fun event of the year!

Contact for more info or to enter.


Lifes a Beach at I.O.W Festival

May 21, 2014   //   by Steph   //   Beach Events, Blog, Festival Beaches, Temporary Beach Build  //  No Comments

Lifes a Beach at the mighty Isle of Wight Festival will be kicking off in 23 days and is coming back bigger and better than ever with a massive 1600 square metre temporary urban beach.

This year the theme is Newport Beach with graffiti artists, sand art, fire eaters, pallet furniture and a large undercover area (just in case!), beach bar and the finest glistening golden sands to sink your tootsies into or build your best ever sand palace. The sand artists will be talent scouting.

In the top spot on Thursday night sees the return of the cheekiest boys in pop the “Loveable Rogues” who packed out the beach last year.

Friday night’s headliner is still to be announced.

On Saturday the beach stage is being headlined by one of our favourite bands ‘The Hoosiers” who have just released a mighty fine comeback album.

And popular electro swing set up ‘Kitten and the Hip’ are headlining on Sunday.

Also working the beachstage will be a diverse array of new musical talent with ska/reggae sounds whilst the sun shines and pop and electro swing taking us into the twilight hours. Our resident DJ Damian Walsh will continue the party with his classic house party anthems into the small hours.

There’s no need to feel guilty about not visiting the beach whilst on the island this year! Grab your flip flops and bucket and spade and join us for a beer on the beach at the IOW Festival 2014.

See you on the sand…..


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Cwmbran Urban beach 2014

Apr 17, 2014   //   by Steph   //   Beach Builds, Beach Events, Blog, Urban Pop Up Beaches  //  No Comments

Cwmbran is getting its very own urban sandy beach that will be built in Gwent Square, Cwmbran this summer.


Over 150 tonnes of white sand will transform the square into a summer haven, giving sun-seekers a place to unwind and play from 12 July to 2 September.

The 20m x 20m free attraction will allow visitors to relax on deckchairs, feast on ice cream and take part in beach yoga.

For families, there will be games and live music. A community fashion show is planned and local retailers will have special offers and product samples for shoppers.


Paul Rich, centre manager at Cwmbran Shopping said: “The beaches developed by Beach Events have been used at the Olympics, in addition to popular festivals such as the Isle of Wight, and we’re thrilled to be able to bring it to Cwmbran.

“To have 150 tonnes of sand in the centre of Cwmbran will be fantastic for the local community. The beach will allow people to enjoy a white sandy beach, without having to travel far afield. It’s great to be able to tell shoppers they can pack their sunhat, flip flops and sun cream when they pop down to Cwmbran Shopping this summer.”


Leighton urban beach

Mar 5, 2014   //   by Steph   //   Blog, Urban Pop Up Beaches  //  No Comments

Leighton Buzzard is to have its very own ‘urban play beach’ for the summer. The temporary beach will be created using silken sands to create a 20m x 17m urban beach. The beach will compliment the splash & Play and skate park in Parsons Close Park from the 7th June, creating an almighty fun recreational area for the community to benefit from during the summer months. Pirate Parties, Talent Shows and Punch and Judy shows are some of the fun events that Leighton Linslade Town Council will be providing city beach goers. Urbanites no longer need to head to the coast to enjoy the relaxing ambience of a sandy beach as urban beaches are growing in popularity and seem to be popping up everywhere. 2 Deckchairsnewham 1Urban beach2 Deckchairs2 Deckchairs

I.O.W Festival Headliners Announcement

Jan 31, 2014   //   by Steph   //   Archives, Blog, Festival Beaches  //  No Comments

Beach Events assisted in the announcement of the Isle of Wight Festivals Saturday night headliners yesterday, with the creation of a giant sand sculpture of the bands logo and name in the golden sands of Appley Beach in Ryde.

The sand sculptures were created over 2 days using 200 tonnes of sand and were heavily guarded by security until the announcement was unveiled to the worlds media at 2pm yesterday.

The band is of course the Red Hot Chilli Peppers who said of their engagement : ‘To headline the Isle of Wight Festival is a once in a lifetime opportunity, following in the footsteps of Jimi Hendrix and The Doors. When we were offered the slot, we jumped at the chance…it will be our only show in the UK/Ireland this year…so we intend to make it really special.’

John Giddings commented “Finally- we’ve got them! One of the most exciting rock bands of the modern era come to visit…and judging by the performances I have seen previously, will be a highlight in the music history of the festival…Rock the Wight!”

Check out the time lapse of the whole process at :-

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Private Beach Party

Dec 12, 2013   //   by Steph   //   Blog, Indoor Beaches, Temporary Beach Build  //  No Comments

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Private Beach Party in Henley

Beach Events erected a pop-up private beach at a client’s house to help deliver a ‘vintage surf themed party’ for a very lucky birthday boy.

The beach was dressed to perfection and looked amazing. Party-goers were delighted and bemused to get to wiggle their feet in the sand in November in Henley-upon-Thames.




Turtle Beach product launch

Oct 18, 2013   //   by Steph   //   Blog, Sponsorship Activation, Temporary Beach Build, Urban Pop Up Beaches  //  No Comments

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“Was only expecting a couple of plastic palm trees and a couple of dodgy deck-chairs. This is amazing!” Ian Morris, Pocket-Lint

Last month saw us build our first temporary beach in a central London bar and pizzeria.

It was created as a platform to promote the Turtle Beach gaming headset, a headset that contributes to the ultimate gaming experience.

The Turtle Beach launch was attended by over 100 journalists and served as a launch pad to generate a series of coverage for the Turtle Beach brand and in particular the new ‘Call of Duty” Black Ops headset.

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Sky Sports Kids Show- Game Changers

Sep 18, 2013   //   by Steph   //   Beach Builds, Blog, Temporary Beach Build  //  No Comments



This Saturday 21st September, we will be building a beach for Sky Sports new children’s programme Game Changers.

This Saturday’s episode will be showcasing beach volleyball with champions Jake Sheaf and Chris Gregory teaching the basics of the sport.

Game Changers is an informative and interactive sports show for kids aired on Sky Sports 1 9-10 on Saturday mornings.

jake Sheaf and Chris Gregory




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