Last Monday (30th April), Millman Street Community Centre members were on hand to witness the inaugural Holborn Community Association Flower Art Shield Awards.
Who better qualified to judge the event than our friend, Peter, the Master Florist? He not only gave another Flower Arranging workshop at the Centre, but also provided the Flower Art Shield, which is to be engraved with the name of the winner. She or he is to keep the trophy at home for three months, until the next season’s awards. So who won?
Well, that’d be telling. Which of course it will be, later in the blog. This an old scribbler’s trick of building up anticipation, encouraging the eager reader to keep on reading and not to scroll down to the end where the name of the winner – whoever he or she was – is revealed…
But first, what better way to delay the announcement of the winner than a “soundtrack” (i.e: a list of flower-related songs that the reader can listen to if they care to):
Supermarket Flowers by Ed Sheeran
Flowers In The Rain – The Move
Flowers Of Romance – Public Image Ltd
Rose, Rose I Love You – Frankie Laine
Build Me Up, Buttercup – The Foundations
San Francisco (Be Sure To wear Flowers In Your Hair) – Scott McKenzie
For The Love Of Ivy – Mamas and the Papas
and Poison Ivy (various versions; for the purposes of this soundtrack, we’re going with the Lambrettas’ mod revival version from 1980).
And if that wasn’t enough, further delay in the announcement of the winner comes courtesy of Sarah, who took the pics in this slideshow:
What’s that you say? Enough suspense? Out with it, man! Out with it!! Who won the inaugural Holborn Community Association Flower Art Shield Award?
Ok, ok. Without further delay. In third place was…
The runner-up was…
And the winner? Why, it was our very own – and coincidentally florally-named – Millman Street Centre member…
Well done, Ivy. And much thanks to Master Florist Peter for both his Flower Arranging workshop and for providing the Flower Art Shield trophy.
Prize-winning photos: Sarah; prize-losing write-up: Notes Smudger