Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from goo.gl/Ta4oAX.
A Banquet Fit for a Sculpture
You thought the Mad Hatter's tea party was strange. You haven't seen anything yet.
Between the 19th April - 9th June, you're invited to dine at the banquet of a secret society. There will be be bowls of exotic fruit, magnificent multi-teired cakes, all accompanied with the finest wine. But despite the mouthwatering menu, I recommend that you eat before you arrive. Why? The food is all made of plaster. In fact, so are all the guests. The secret of this secret society is that they are all bust sculptures made by Kathy Dalwood who, in her first solo-exhibition, will be showcasing this peculiar feast at Pitzhanger Manor.
You will find that the table has been laid out with various references from literary and mythological sources including Miss Havisham's house, the soirées held by Marie Antoinette, Roman festivals, masked balls, and yes, the Mad Hatter's tea party.
By up-cycling props from flea markets, haberdasheries, hardware stores, charity shops, and tourist stalls, Dolwood has created costumes, hairstyles and headgear that turn a historical banquet into an avant garde 21st century party.
If you visit on the 2nd of June, remember to pack a picnic basket for 'The Big Lunch' on the lawn between 12pm-3pm. On the same day there will also be a free tour of the exhibition at 2pm.