New Year's Eve Gala Concert at The Grand Theatre Blackpool

Sometimes you have to pinch yourself to see if you aren't dreaming, there are many benefits to being an events florist but not least is an opportunity such as this one. We were invited to decorate the stage and Royal Boxes for the New Years Gala Concert at The Grand, but we couldn't believe our luck when we were exquisitely entertained by The British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, as a rule our usual working back ground music is supplied by Radio Wave!
It seems our timing was perfect, our decorating coincided perfectly with their rehearsal and oh what a joy!
Robert from The Grand had specifically asked for traditional "Garlanded Festoon" decoration for the boxes, he wanted only the best, authentic Italian Smilax which is grown in Tuscany for just such a purpose, the Royal boxes looked regal and majestic and to be honest The Grand is simply perfect this kind of decor.

The Flowers on the stage were proportioned perfectly, we didn't want them to divert anyones attention away from the performers moreover to enhance the visual spectacle.

I used a selection of Oriental, Arum & Calla Lily together with some winter Hydrangea and Euphorbia Fulgens, I allowed some soft trails of ivy to tumble from the stage.

The Grand Theatre is one of the hidden gems in the crown of Blackpool, the architecture and interior decor are just beautiful. The car park is so well lit and safe by BHS that there are no worries about parking, Jason and I find ourselves there on many an evening, it is one of the best nights out on The Fylde, we always check what's on in the Lawrence House studio, we've seen some absolutely brilliant pieces of work in the intimate surroundings of the studio.

The New Years Eve event is one of the most magical evenings in the Grand Theatre calendar the British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and guest soloists take to the stage.
The Conductor was Fraser Goulding and Compère Mark Langley with Guest Soloists Jeremy Peaker, Louise Crane, Andrew Forbes Lane and Jeni Bern
They Performed a selection of memorable pieces including:Sleeping Beauty Waltz, The Snowball Overture, Pink PantherThe Student Prince, Time To Say Goodbye, Three Little Maids,Stars and Stripes, Auld Lang Syne and Can Can.

My New Years resolution is to get a bit more culture in our lives, a bit more art, theatre, books and so on, The Fylde is a wash with opportunity for just such a resolution we probably aren't ever going to be voted as a cultural capital but we are so much better than we it's inhabitants believe.
If you would like a little more culture in your life click on the link to The Grand Theatre Web Site

I believe there still some tickets available for the following performances.
The Nutcracker
Starring: The Russian State Ballet of Siberia with the Russian State Ballet Orchestra
Showing Sunday 11 January to Sunday 11 January 2009
Starring: The Russian State Ballet of Siberia with the Russian State Ballet Orchestra
Showing Monday 12 January to Monday 12 January 2009
Starring: The Russian State Ballet of Siberia with the Russian State Ballet Orchestra
Showing Tuesday 13 January to Tuesday 13 January 2009
The Grand is a very special place that really needs our support, so give them a call and book yourselves in for an evening of entertainment in beautiful surroundings. Call The Grand box office on 01253 290190Group bookings call 01253 743232


Anonymous said…
The flowers were absolutely beautiful and far better than any decorations I have seen at The Grand before, the music was as always superb and for us the perfect way to bring in the New Year from J.
Anonymous said…
We do need to support the arts in this are, you are quite right, I will be booking to see Giselle, the boxes looked so lovely I love the garlandsnit's just like being in Vienna (well sort of)

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