As Nomads, our way of working is entrenched in the ancient methods of mobility and sustainability.

We are curious and creative entrepreneurs who move between derelict and unused spaces transforming them into temporary fertile lands, working with local traders and independent start ups.
We believe in up cycling and sustainable businesses and look to give back to the communities that support our projects.


Curious Nomads is a company that specialises in pop up structures, street food and drink markets, outdoor bar installations and event curation from festivals to immersive experiences. With over 24 years experience in the leisure industry having attracted numerous national and international accolades we, the Nomads, can execute any and all projects with expert precision. We are specialists in transforming derelict and unused spaces as well as heritage sites and grade 1 listed buildings into food and drink pop up concepts that deliver in both customer footfall and retention.

We have a track record of creating leading winter street experiences that comprise everything from alpine huts to ice rinks and big wheels.

We also cater for exquisite weddings and corporate parties offering a very special and unique site for all manner of events.

Finally we offer a one stop shop for any festival or outside bar requirements to fit any event from staffing to management to consultancy in which we can cover all bases from simply managing on the day to curating the entire event, including booking headline acts and entertainment.



We provide consultancy services to the Largest North East leisure businesses. We specialise in concept creation and launch marketing as well as business trouble shooting and venue relaunches. Since Covid 19 we have hugely expanded the outdoor space consultancy services which link to our sister business, Boutique Event Hire that sells and / or offers hire services for key items required to maximise your outdoor space revenue potential.


We have helped create a number of the North’s best Venues, Festivals and outdoor Pop Up projects. We have an in-depth knowledge of creating Covid safe Pop Ups and spaces for hospitality and education settings. This academic year we have supplied and designed schemes for the University of York – YUSU, Newcastle University and Northumbria University.


Curious Nomads’ bespoke container conversions division sell Container Bars, Container Toilet Units, Container Shower Units, Container Kitchens, Container Stages and Home Offices. 

Call today for a free consultation and quote.


Curious Nomads organise its own street food events, such as, ‘Feast by the Sea’ at Spanish City, Whitley Bay, as well as helps to coordinate the leading street food traders for Pop Ups like Beach Box (Newcastle), Lost In Wintertown (North Shields), Psychopath (Durham) and ‘The Forest’ (University of York). We also offer assistance to many other operators organising single day events, corporate parties or simply a pub that fancies giving their regulars some interesting food alternatives. We also buy and sell street food units as well as fit out bespoke units to your requirements.


Create Your dream wedding, corporate event or post lockdown family and friend get together. Let us take the stress away and help you organise your special day. We work with you at every step of the way and provide the reassurance you need that all aspects of your day are taken care of. We can help with all areas of planning including structure hire, interior and outdoor decor, table planning, bespoke floral designs, photographers, entertainment, and much more. Our specialist wedding / corporate planner Hannah is waiting to help – 07837 414 477.


Curious Nomads runs and co-organises many of the most popular events in the North of England. We are also looking for new opportunities or forward thinking companies that want to add value and build on their current Event, Venue or Business portfolio. Get in contact with Nigel today to discuss how Curious Nomads and its sister business Boutique Event Hire can help you. We work with leading food and drinks brands and can help synchronise the best brands with the best operators through sponsorship arrangements, brand activation, University partnerships and brand creation and development.


Keep up to date with all things Curious Nomads for information on all of our current and upcoming projects.



Nigel is the Founder/Owner of Curious Nomads Ltd since 2019 and has over 24 years experience in the hospitality industry.

He has been involved in large scale projects ranging from Radio 1’s One Big Weekend in Sunderland, Leeds Party in the Park, Live at Times Square (Newcastle) to Traction Engine rallies, Vintage Car shows and County Game Fairs.

He is also the Co-founder and owner of Tup Tup Palace and theCUT nightclubs since 2007 and the Founder, owner and operator of Boutique Event Hire Ltd. The North’s Largest event supplier of Structures, Furniture, Bars / Food Vehicles, Entertainment & Event Services

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