One Covent Gardener to another
The first issue of The Covent Gardener would not have happened if it wasn’t for the all the talented writers and artists who contributed. Russ Tudor for his charming cover, Adam Dant for his clever Covent Gardener map. (Adam will be creating more Covent Garden characters for each issue.) Thank you also to The Covent Gardener team, Rachel Meddowes, Leila Bouri and Julia Simon.
I wanted to start this luxury magazine because not only am I a resident, I adore Covent Garden, I adore the people who are my neighbours, the glorious history and family run businesses, the noise and the unusual characters who suddenly appear on Saturday nights, I love it all. I want everyone to know the Covent Garden I love.
In the first issue you will learn about Alastair Brotchie and his Victorian Paint frame in Drury Lane one of the largest artists studios in London, where Alastair hand-paints 20 meter backdrops for operas and theatres. You will also read about how the Christmas decorations for Rules restaurant are thought up and how they use thousands and thousands of pine cones and feathers to decorate the restaurant.
We have suggestions of what to do in Covent Garden for the perfect Covent Gardener Day, and we have a diary of events happening over the next few months. Something for everyone, from residents and locals to visitors to Covent Garden.
Going forward into the March issue we will be hearing from Melanie Unwin the Deputy Curator for the Parliamentary Art Collection who will be writing a piece on how Covent Garden is featured in the collection. We will also be interviewing Trevor Sorbie OBE, and hearing about his salon.
Plus plenty more, and of course there will be a party to celebrate issue 2 sometime in March so subscribe to the newsletter.
Please get in touch with me you want to know more about the next issue. Jeannine@thecoventgardener.com