Posts Tagged ‘Lambeth Country Show’

Phil does Jacko (in vegetables): Lambeth Country Show flower show report vol 2.

Monday 20 July 2009

The Whingers have been vegging out again.King Edward of Pop

Yes this weekend it was that time of year – the Lambeth Country Show 2009 – when the Whingers whipped out their trusty potato peelers to prove that creative inspiration is not only confined to the stages of (one or two) West End theatres.

After last year’s huge success and subsequent media furore in the Vegetable Figure category with their almost entirely theatrically unrelated “Amy Greenhouse” creation the only way was down. 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

The Whingers do Winehouse (Amy in vegetables)

Sunday 20 July 2008

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

"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).