Vintage Tents

Vintage Spiegeltents Still Beating The Rounds

Saturday, June 9th, 2012
Events, Festivals, Tents, Vintage.
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I first came across these wonderful tents at the Glade Festival in 2004 when Pussy Parlure’s venue was a SpiegelTent.

Image courtesy of http://www.gorge.org/glastonbury/tort-faq4.shtml

A Spiegeltent (Dutch for “Mirror Tent”, from spiegel+tent) is a large travelling tent, constructed in wood and canvas and decorated with mirrors and stained glass, intended as an entertainment venue. Originally built in Belgium during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, only a handful of these Spiegeltents remain in existence today, and these survivors continue to travel around Europe and beyond, often as a feature attraction at various international arts festivals

Image courtesy of http://www.spiegeltent.co.uk

More info & bookings
http://www.spiegeltent.co.uk

The original Spiegeltents were constructed in the Flemish Region of Belgium in the late 19th century as mobile dance halls. They were transported around the country and assembled for town fairs in areas that did not have a proper dance hall.

More info on WikiPedia

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