What an enjoyable evening we had this month when Irene Bowkett presented ‘Curtain Up’. Her colourful and dramatic designs together with her energetic, entertaining and humorous commentary (in addition to her giving us helpful tips along the way) kept us all relaxed, attentive and amused throughout.
Her arrangements were all associated with entertainment; we started with a performance of Buttons and Bows, we payed homage to Carmen Miranda and Liberace and visited performances of The Lion King, Madame Butterfly and Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat.
All the designs were bright and bold. Plant material included soft ruscus, laurel, fern, broom and pussy willow. Flowers included Singapore orchids, gerberas, carnations, anthuriums , Captain arum lilies, Miss Piggy, aqua and grand prix roses, white and green Anastasia chrysanthemums, delphiniums and statice. Containers, additional props and extra arrangements (so there were many very happy raffle winners) all contributed to a stunning stage display at the end of the evening.
The refreshments, sales table and plant stall all added to the enjoyment of the evening – thank you to Irene and everyone who worked hard to make it so successful.