There have been many rumours circulating about the Whingers’ declining theatre-going during the summer months.
It has until now been top secret, but at last they can reveal how their evenings have recently been occupied – creating their secret weapon for the Flower Show at the Lambeth Country Show 2008.
The result is a “vegetable sculpture” entitled “Amy Greenhouse” and the Whingers are thrilled to report that they took first prize. To be fair, there were only four entries in the Vegetable Sculpture category but nevertheless the £3 prize money is all theirs.
Now that they have won Lambeth Council’s equivalent of the Turner Prize they feel they may have a new calling in the field of the visual arts and theatre may have to struggle along without them in the future.
The Lambeth Country Show ends at 7pm. Apparently unclaimed exhibits will be put up for sale at 5.30pm. The Whingers can not comment on rumours that Charles Saatchi is even now on the number 2 bus to Brockwell Park clutching a picnic chair to ensure he is first in the queue.
"Amy Greenhouse" - Amy Winehouse in vegetable sculpture
Footnote for art historians
This is apparently not the first time that Ms Winehouse has been immortalised in vegetable matter. Indeed, she was the inspiration for the winner of the 2007 Starchy Gallery prize awarded to the best potato figure.
On a topical note, Germaine Greer featured in the 2005 Starchy Gallery competition (right).