Following months of work on publicising the Denbigh Show, who would of thought that in the week following the Show we are featured in local, regional and now national press!A� This has all come about following the controversial exhibit in the floral art section by Nadine Hanika.
I say controversial but was it really? It obviously was to the judge because it was not what she was looking for in the interpretation of ‘A Night Out’.A� There was an arrangement of flowers but no pristine ironed and starched table cloth, wine bottle, two glasses, one on it’s side, naturally, no far from it.A� The wine was on the table cloth, takeaway carton, beer can and fag ash everywhere.A� Fantastic! Artistic! I am not really an ‘art person’ but I really got this and thankfully, so did the numerous visitors to the Show
It started soon after the tent re-opened after judging.A� After reading the judges comments describing theA� exhibit as ‘messy’ and that she should try something ‘more pleasing’ next time, someone found a scrap of paper and started their own comments.A� ‘I think you should have won’ and another encouraging the judge to smile.A� Soon there were more comments and they were all supportive.A� The visitors also took to voting in the peoples award.A� This is what the award is all about.A� It is what the visitors vote for because they like it!.. there were 608 exhibits in the tent, anyone can vote for anything and 33% of the votes cast went to this one exhibit.A� So that was that, Nadine was a winner
Nadine presented with the Denbigh Flower Show People’s Award and a last look at the exhibit before dismantling
I really think that this has been fantastic for the Show, for competition and for the future.A� There is a place for tradition.A� There always will be, that is what tradition means.A� But there is also a place for innovation for fresh ideas and for interpretations from the next generation and that is how and why we keep these fantastic events going.A� Thanks Nadine for making a difference and for all the publicity – even if it is a week late!
Steve Williams, Show Secretary