We’re really looking forward to the Bloom and Bust: Trends in Floristry event at our local Garden Museum on 23 April. This talk is part of an ongoing exhibition called Floriculture: Flowers, Love and Money, which was opened by HRH the Duchess of Cornwall on 14 February. Supported by the Covent Garden Market Authority and sponsored by Waitrose, the exhibition looks at use of flowers in art and life from historical times to the present day.
We’ve very happy to be part of this coming together to celebrate and explore the importance of flowers. Lauren will be sharing her personal and professional thoughts, ideas and observations on past and current trends in floristry. The event is open to the public and there are still tickets available.
Lauren will share some reflections about the event soon.
The House of St Barnabas is an exciting venture to ensure sustained employment for homeless people by creating revenue streams through venue hire and hospitality that provides work-related experience and jobs. If you haven’t had a chance to check out HoSB, please do make an effort to enjoy this beautiful space. Its fantastic history and aesthetics have made many a magical event. As a precursor to HoSB becoming the first social enterprise members club, it has opened its doors for a mix of banging music events and stimulating discussions. Please do go along to one of their Spring Culture Series events. We were lucky enough to be commissioned to provide the floral installations for last month’s soirée – ‘A Mighty Big If’, hosted by magnetic Richard Strange, who said to us, “Ooh, they’re lovely flowers! What are they thinking?” The event was jam-packed, with words from Brian Cox and David Coulter captured by HiBROW TV.
We are providing the flowers for their next event: HoSB and Moshi Moshi present Martin Creed, Slow Club and Sweet Baboo. The event will be hosted by Turner Prize winner and musician Martin Creed, which has Lauren very excited, particularly as he has created a poster especially for HoSB – a beautiful watercolour of the saint’s face.
Our brief from HoSB was to keep this amazing piece in mind but also be fairly elaborate. The new decor for the venue is pretty top secret so let’s hope we can get some pictures in situ for you this time.
There are plenty of events coming up for which you can still get tickets. We are looking forward to The Secret Meaning of Shoes with the ever-knowledgeable taste-maker Ekow Eshun, Miranda Sawyer (our lovely and local journalist) and, of course, Mark Hare (we like that pair). It’s only a tenner – get in there!