Tim Carroll set up Temple Decor back in the 90s, the company created huge displays at festivals and events such as Glastonbury and Womad. The Siam tent, pictured below, is synonymous with Womad. From 1994-2004 I worked as a designer and painter with ‘Temple Tim’.
Tim founded the charity Caramba in the early 1990’s and I worked alongside him as a volunteer. We created venue décor and props that included a large scale fire breathing dragon, which was operated by 12 people. Caramba raised funds for ‘tools for self-reliance’ (a project which promoted equality for women in Nepal), RISC and for local families in need.
We also painted old hospital sheets for musical event decor and hired them out from what became known locally as the ‘sheet library’. When Tim realised the potential of the sheet library Caramba evolved into Temple Decor Ltd.
Temple became very successful and transformed environments at major international music festivals and corporate events. We painted large format symmetrical designs with light reflective acrylic paints that appeared to glow with electricity under the glare of ultraviolet lights.
‘Temple Tim’ has since passed away sadly, read his obituary in the Guardian.