Posts Tagged ‘flower arranging’

Review – Storm in a Flower Vase, Arts Theatre

Monday 23 September 2013

photo-1Q What does it take to get Andrew back inside a theatre?

A Flower arranging.

Andrew knows a thing or two about arranging dainty blooms and, like Phil, is old enough to have heard of Constance Spry. Well, we knew she was to flowers what Mary Berry is to cookery but we knew little else. Phil also thought she wrote short sentimental poems, but after an interval discussion and much rummaging around in the recesses of their memory banks (like a Much Ado About Nothing lead) decided he was confusing her with Patience Strong.

She also invented ‘Coronation Chicken’, which sadly, is only briefly alluded to in Storm in a Flower Vase, probably because there was so many other things going on in her life there just wasn’t time. Or perhaps she was embarrassed about concocting such a hideous assault on the taste buds? She should be. Read the rest of this entry »

Lambeth Country Show: flower show report vol 1.

Sunday 19 July 2009

Wicked flower arrangement Lambeth Country ShowAs promised the Whingers bring you an update from the Lambeth Country Show which takes place this weekend in Brockwell Park.

The big excitement of this year for theatre lovers and tolerators is the West End Musical themed class in the Lambeth Horticultural Society’s flower show.

Look away now if you don’t want to know who won. Otherwise: Read the rest of this entry »

Gentlemen choose your parsnips: it’s the Lambeth Country Show

Monday 6 July 2009

Exciting news (is there any other kind?) from the Lambeth Country Show.

Regular readers may recall that this is the time of year when the Whingers’ theatregoing falls off as their attentions turn to the forthcoming Flower Show at the highlight of the Lambeth year.

Last year, of course, they triumphed with their Amy Greenhouse creation but rather than risk a humiliating defeat at the hands of someone with talent the Whingers are considering retiring undefeated from the vegetable sculpture class.

But what’s this we spy? In this year’s show (18th and 19th July by the way) Class 64 in the Floral Art Classes invites entries with the theme “Theatreland – a West End Musical”.  Hmmm. We’re currently working up a rather lame idea of some Gipsy/ Gypsophila pun but it’s early days and to be honest it’s not really working.

We hope that you will all enter one or both classes (you do not need to be a Lambeth resident). The Whingers will, of course, be providing full coverage on this blog and via Twitter (@WestEndWhingers) in the unlikely event that any of you have anything better to do with yourselves that weekend.

Entry details

To get your entry form contact the organisers on 020 7926 6207  or email countryshow@lambeth.gov.uk. Hurry because your entry form must arrive no later than first post on Thursday 16th July otherwise you will be punished with a hefty 50p per entry fine (late entries are only accepted at the discretion of the Flower Show Manager).

Update: Click here to download the booklet and entry form