Posts Tagged ‘London’

Birmingham Royal Ballet exhibition

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

I’ve been back at Birmingham Royal Ballet helping out with Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake but one week I was given a rather unusual task of helping to install an exhibition of costumes, sets and props.

Birmingham Royal Ballet are celebrating 20 years of moving to Birmingham from London.  As part of their celebrations there was a gala performance with excerpts from their whole repertoire.

So cue resizing mannequins with an electric knife and mini-sander, padding out cod pieces with tissue paper and fixing in props with fishing wire and suction cups

The exhibition is located in the foyer of Hippodrome Theatre.  You can just walk in and have a look around

Handmade in Britain and Mid Century Modern

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Things are a hotting up here at needlesandhooks.  The house is a hive of activity with the building work in the loft nearly finished and just 2 weeks until my 2 London shows.

As exciting as my new bathroom, bedroom and store room are there is still loads of work to do before I can kick back and relax in my penthouse suite.  For one, I’ve got a really long list of products to complete for the London shows.

I’ll be exhibiting at Handmade in Britain (11 - 14 Nov) which is held at Chelsea Old Town Hall and Mid Century Modern (15 Nov) which is held at Dulwich College.

Am very nervous (and excited) about both shows especially Handmade in Britain.  It will be the 1st time I have exhibited there and I’ve never visited the show either.

It will be the usual mix of accessories and cushions for both shows although I’ll be exhibiting some hand knitted lace cushions at Mid Century Modern which won’t be available at Handmade in Britain.

I’d better get back to work as there’s a lot to do.