Latest Fun Fair News from Irvin Leisure
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Whilst we were recently at our Spring Fair on Turnham Green we were struck by the beautiful new herbal garden that was next to us. We found out that this had been put in by the Friends of Turnham Green themselves and they kindly sent over this photo. They tell us they are going [...]
Now Spring has sprung, the grass is riz, we wonder where the people is! At last the sun has come out and the arctic blasts have blown away so crowds flocked to our fabulous spring fairs in Clapham Common and Crystal Palace. Well now it is time for the people of north London to have [...]
Just a few of the fantastic photos taken by our friend Desmond Fitzgerald, journalist with the Worlds Fair Newspaper, of our attractions in the superb Winter Wonderland event in Hyde Park where each Christmas we are proud to provide a range of traditional games and entertainment that your Edwardian forefathers could have enjoyed. With these [...]
As the club football team climbs high and sits proudly in the play off places in the Championship, and whilst they pinch a late point at home to Barnsley, Leicester City once again staged their Winter Wonderland event for supporters and local people at the attractive Walkers Stadium, and [...]
Regular readers of these pages (should such a person exist) will know that we were thrilled to find on display a marvellous painting of our Helter Skelter as it stood in Hyde Park for the Royal Wedding last year. Now we have another artist who has taken time to sketch our attractions, this time in [...]
We are often invited to provide rides for birthday parties, but not usually for birthday parties for major London Shopping Malls! That was why we were delighted to provide one of our wonderful Victorian Carousels for the first birthday party of the very new, very modern, Westfield Centre in Stratford. How some of you [...]
A lot of people have been driven around the bend by us over the years, so we are told, but now you won’t mind if we do as we have sponsored one of the key roundabouts in Brent. Not quite Buckingham Palace as a tourist attraction, nor the London Eye, but the Barham Park [...]
You may have noticed it is slightly damp at present, but nothing dampened the enthusiasm of the crowds enjoying wonderful Canada Day in the heart of London, indeed in Trafalgar Square. Here is what the organisers, Rainmaker, said about it, and can we just say they not only organise a great event but their company [...]
Some times we have good ideas (well, we think so) and sometimes other people have great ideas. However things work best when we and others get our heads together and come up with a cracker, and for the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year our friends from TRO worked with us to produce mini minis. [...]
Always keen to fine new ways of entertaining and informing you all who read our website (or both of you who read our website perhaps!) we have found Look Bunny Find, a great new way of keeping up to date with all that is on and all that is fun. Look Bunny Find is the [...]
Amongst the other activities over the June bank holiday weekend (some party for the Queen we think, but have not heard much about that really) is the Deaf Run in Mile End Park. Organised by Al Isharah and supported by Tower Hamlets Council, this event is well worth visiting to make a contribution and [...]
Amongst the wonderful public services organised by the BBC are two of the nation’s favourites, Red Nose Day and Sport Relief. 2012, appropriately for Olympic year in London, is Sport Relief year, and we are thrilled to have been asked to provide our wonderful Carousel to be part of this. On Sunday 25th March our [...]
Strolling through the heart of London, as you do, we were surprised, and delighted, to see the above painting of George Irvin’s Traditional Helter Skelter standing in Hyde Park for the Royal Wedding last year. The painting was in pride of place in the window of Messum’s Gallery in Cork Street, London, W15. The painting [...]
Well it has finally happened, we are on the ropes now, but not in the financial sense or as in a boxer wobbling towards defeat, but in a healthy, active and fun sort of way as we introduce yet another startling addition to our ever expanding range of [...]
We have just come across some press cuttings related to the Irvin family history and links to the past and wanted to share them with our loyal reader. First of all, the next George Irvin is a direct descendant of Frank Wilson, described in the press upon his sad death (fortunately not from a hungry [...]
We love to share with you images taken of our operation at various events, mainly to make sure that our staff have turned up, and here we are with our dodgems in Aberdeen on Friday 9th December (despite the seasonable but unreasonable weather conditions) and with our staff in period costume at Silverstone on [...]
Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park is now thriving and sometimes gets very busy, so we suggest that you look at alternative stations to Hyde Park Corner when you come along. For instance, Green Park Station on the Jubilee and Victoria Lines is only 10 minutes away and Marble Arch and Lancaster Gate on the [...]
It is good from time to time to feature some recent images taken of our work, so here are two from the start of September...
We love to help at film productions and also advertisements, but now our classic rides have been used on a classic film, Jane Eyre!
All too often local authorities see their Leisure Services and activities as one of the first things to cut when times are difficult...
Forever 21, which could describe me (in my dreams anyway), are a Top Quality Fashion Shop well known all over the UK and internationally, and we were delighted to provide our superb Antique Children’s Carousel for their launch of their new Oxford Street branch.
Throughout this summer George Irvin has been running a series of superb special children and family events in some of London’s most beautiful parks. Launched in Highbury Fields the festival has already gone to London Fields in Hackney, Cantelowes Park in Kentish Town and will soon be in Peckham Rye and South Park in Hammersmith.
Now we are not people to give anything away in advance (as if, would we do that? Not half as you will know dear reader) but on Sunday 24th April watchers of the very popular and entertaining programme “The Only Way is Essex” saw a party and also some fairground rides provided by us...
We have had some photos sent by Fiona Simpson, an Art Student from Chiswick College, who took some pictures whilst we were at Clapham Common recently and we wanted to share with you all. Or you both perhaps!
This is from some of our friends at Edenside, who say this to us: This ride is called Hickory Dickory Drop and the people who made it was Lauren, Chloe,Megan,Emma,Kris and Jake.
Our prolific and hard working friends from the Scottish Border School at Edenside have been submitting even more of their work, so here it is for you to enjoy. Great fun and great writing with lots of imagination.
We are delighted to have received the first work sent by Amy Turnbull, the teacher of the primary 6 children at Edenside Primary School in the Scottish Borders who are doing a Fairground topic based around our site.
At Irvin Leisure we welcome the opportunity to give assistance to film and dramatic companies in their work, and at Clapham Common in February 2011 we will be delighted to work with Nick Ray Rutter from Saloon Films as he shoots a brand new drama.
Last Autumn a group of photographic students from Richmond College joined us at Turnham Green in Chiswick as part of their studies and they promised to share their work with us.
From time to time when it is quiet here in the Irvin Leisure office we ponder the truly important philosophical questions. For instance, what is the meaning of life? If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?
We have always thought our popular Easter Bank Holiday funfair at Hampton Court Palace was exciting and fun, but this year we have added one on the great event traditions to our presentation, the wonderful Punch and Judy Show.
Irvin Leisure wish you all the very best for 2011 and will keep you informed of all our coming activities and events.
Seasonal greetings from Irvin Leisure
John Terry and Family have a slide on the wonderful Irvin Leisure Helter Skelter in Hyde Park.
Irvin Leisure sends our congratulations to the organisers, volunteers and participants in the Global Peace and Unity Festival held at Excel on 23rd and 24th October 2010. We were proud to take part.
Cheer yourself up at Irvin's fantastic family fairs and have a laugh at this cartoon we found in Nottingham. In these times of depression and worry for many people, our fairs offer great value for money days out for all the family. And we like your fivers too!
This took place in Barham Park, Wembley, where the event raised funds for Islamic Relief for their important work on behalf of the flood victims of Pakistan. The festival included prayers and entertainment, with a range of family and children’s rides, and the average price only £2 per ride. Our participation in this event is [...]
Pimms and candyfloss are two of our most favourite things - so when we heard that folk-popster Alan Pownall was holding a pish-posh Summer Fete in a London churchyard on Wednesday evening, we couldn't resist stopping by (and having a bash on the coconut shy).
We at Irvin Leisure are delighted to say that we have come across the big society in our dealings with some marvellous community groups.
With all good wishes to our friends in Scotland, Wales and Ireland, north and south, we are all sitting around the Irvin Leisure office with our fingers, toes and other bits and pieces crossed watching the World Cup.
Irvin Leisure was delighted to host the filming for the official video for Slow Club's new single - Giving Up On Love - featuring a special performance by none other than Mackenzie Crook.
This superb festival of fun at Hampton Court's Annual Bank Holiday Fair has been open on Hampton Court Green, opposite the beautiful, historic Palace for over 150 years with a fascinating history, and perhaps more importantly, a wonderful present and exciting future!
Check out this fantastic portable Golf Simulator.
Irvin Leisure launch 2010 synthetic ice rink in Tower Hamlets
Irvin Leisure was delighted to assist in a photo shoot in Romania
A quick glance backwards and forwards as we welcome in the New Year
Gwen Stefani enjoys a treat from our sweets and candy floss stand in Hyde Park during Winter Wonderland 2009/2010
Following David Cameron's visit to Hyde Park, featured on this page, Gwen Stefani came to Winter Wonderland and was snapped riding our wonderful Carousel
In October we had the chance to work at one of the most striking locations we have ever seen, under the wings of Concorde in the special pavilion at Manchester Airport.
Read about some of the charities we have supported this summer and perhaps you will be inspired to support them too.
Irvin Leisure were proud to provide equipment to entertain a battalion of our brave soldiers prior to their leaving for Afghanistan.
A short story about the artist whose painting, shown on the item, shows Hampton Court Easter Fair 2009
Now available, superb new Guitar Hero to liven up your event.
From July 24th to 26th Irvin Leisure will once again be providing rides at the fantastic Silverstone Classic Cars Event
George Irvin presents a cheque to the Mayor of Brent, Councillor Ralph Fox
In 2009, a superb traditional but now rare attraction will return to Hampton Court Easter Fair as George Irvin proudly presents the Wall of Death Motorcycle Racing Circuit.
Twice in 2008 we were proud to provide rides and attractions in the jewel of West London, Holland Park, so read on for this and for news on our children's package.
As 2008 rushes out of the door to welcome in 2009, and with forecasters making Cassandra look like an optimistic fool, can we wish you all a happy new year as we look back on 2008 and forward to 2009!
As the annual Winter Wonderland Festival is launched in Hyde Park, stars queue up to ride our Carousel and other attractions
Great news for Londoners as West London will host a brand new festival this December, running through to the New Year. And the outdoor ice rink is fully covered against the weather.
A taste of our work around the whole of Britain.
Once again we provide a Ghost Train for the Homeserve Halloween Festival
Irvin Leisure often hold charity days on behalf of local Mayors' Charities, and this is about our presentation to the Mayor of Tower Hamlets.
Irvin Leisure Provides Crazy Mirrors for the Magnificent Marks and Spencers Advertisement
Irvin Leisure opens a new page for friends of the fair on My Space. Visit www.myspace.com/irvinleisure and let us know what you think about our work.
Our favourite event of the year took place in August, and worth reading about just for the photo!
Information on our music festivals from 2008
Latest film work from Irvin Leisure
Fun in the sun at Shepherds Bush Green Festival
Irvin Leisure proud to be part of ground breaking climate change festival in Birmingham, June 2008.
An update on progress on the key Irvin Leisure Environmental Programme
We knew the Post Office was in trouble, but things have reached Horrific levels now! The Royal Mail are to launch a new series of stamps celebrating Hammer House of Horror and Carry On Films, and they have come to Irvin Leisure for help. Also, learn about our film work in 2008.
As we launch our new indoor range of Dodgems it is a good time to tell you about the range of rides we can provide for your parties, large or small, indoor or out!
Irvin Leisure congratulates Helen and Douglas House on their fundraising event and is proud to have provided equipment
Irvin Leisure was pleased to be invited to supply some attractions to the launch of the 2008 Fairtrade Fortnight at their major festival on the Southbank in February 2008/
A brief summary of an important year for Irvin Leisure for those who missed it, and even for those who wish to be reminded of it.
For traditional fairground favourites or futuristic thrills, we are the place to come!
More of our filming from 2007. On a lighter note!
Some of the music festivals in which we participated during 2007
Some of the screen work in which we have participated in 2007
Some details of the late summer corporate parties supplied by Irvin Leisure in 2007.
An exciting and innovative film undertaken by Irvin Leisure in 2007
Irvin Leisure were proud to participate in the filming of a major drama for Channel Four, and you can read how we went about assisting in this major project