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Inflatable Hot Air Balloon for Irish Eurovision Entry

Maeve Bradbury Theatre and Film Inflatables

We felt honoured to make a giant inflatable hot air balloon for the Irish entry to the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. The replica hot air balloon was the central theme in their set and really helped them make an impression. This year Eurovision was in Kiev in the Ukraine which posed some practical and logistical problems! Luckily, we often transport …

Exhibition spheres for Glazpart

Maeve Bradbury Exhibition Inflatables

Glazpart have just ordered another one of our helium-filled exhibition spheres. We have a long standing working relationship with them. They are our near neighbours here in Banbury. Glazpart were so impressed with the reaction from their customers to the last exhibition sphere we made for them. They wanted another one to float over their exhibition stand. This is such a …

Two New Blimps for Hampshire Tile Warehouse

Maeve Bradbury Airborne Inflatables (Helium Filled)

March saw us make two more new blimps for our good friends at Hampshire Tile Warehouse. We have made the hulls in our supplier’s stock blue PU coated nylon blimp material and the fins in orange ripstop nylon – the same material that they make spinnakers from for sailing boats – just one of many colours available. And what’s more we don’t …

Inflatable Yellow Wellies for the NFU

Maeve Bradbury Fun Inflatables, Marches, Parades and Outdoor Inflatables

We had a repeat order for more inflatable Yellow Wellies! Aren’t they fantastic?! Our good friends at the NFU have ordered another pair of inflatable wellington boots from us. As you can see they stand over 2.5m high and they go to local NFU agencies who use them at agricultural shows and outdoor events. Talk about standing out in a crowd …

Creative Custom Inflatables – a Giant Wall and an Ice Mountain!

katebarlow Theatre and Film Inflatables

September was a busy month here at ABC Inflatables. Busy and BIG, with two huge custom inflatables for different clients. Both inflatables were incredibly imaginative and, because of their size, both demanded a lot of workshop space to build them. It was an enjoyable challenge for us to use some ABC creative magic to bring each customers’ vision to life. …

Wine and Wheels at the Lord Mayor’s Show 2016

katebarlow Lord Mayor's Show

ABC was delighted to be involved once again in the Lord Mayor’s Show. This annual London spectacular is world-famous and this year the show took place on November 12th. In 1215, King John issued a Royal Charter that allowed the City of London to elect its own Mayor. Since then, the newly elected Mayor has left the City and travelled by …

A Win for New Scottish Children’s Lottery

katebarlow Marches, Parades and Outdoor Inflatables

We felt slightly nervous on Monday 17th October. It was the launch of the brand new Scottish Children’s Lottery and we had our fingers firmly crossed that we would win the weather lottery! We were part of a high profile event, sponsored by STV, to promote the launch of this new lottery. The Scottish Children’s Lottery will be raising funds for children across Scotland …

Nick Mason with inflatable pig at V&A

Pink Floyd Pig Flies Again

katebarlow Airborne Inflatables (Helium Filled), Inflatable Characters

We got a call to ask if our giant inflatable Pink Floyd Pig could fly again. Of course, we said yes! We had made him to recreate the image designed for Pink Floyd’s album cover Animals. In 2011, the record company remastered the Animals album and several other Pink Floyd classics. And at that time we flew the Pig over Battersea Power Station. It made such an …

Andy Murray Live Inflatables

katebarlow Sports Inflatables

Andy Murray will launch ‘Andy Murray Live‘ on 21st September 2016. This is going to become an annual tennis event to raise money for two charities; Unicef and Young People’s Futures which is based in Glasgow. Three more great tennis players will join Andy Murray for this inaugural event. Grigor Dimitrov, Jamie Murray and Tim Henman are going to come together to show …

Liberty Loves Havaianas – and so does ABC Inflatables!

katebarlow Promotional Inflatables

Liberty of London is well known for its stunning window displays at the start of each season. The beautifully designed spectacle is always clever and creative, attracting the crowds who wait eagerly for the new displays to be unveiled. Imagine how excited we were when we were asked to become involved in Liberty’s summer window display! Liberty has teamed up …