Xothique's Journal

February 14, 2007

The Royal Review

Filed under: Events,Royal / V.I.P. — Xothique @ 4:45 am

I’ve  put together a small slideshow of some of the better pictures of Prince Charles’ visit to Newport and Gwent Enterprise‘s “Enterprising Arts” project in November, including some images kindly provided by photographer Ben Wills (via Enterprising Arts) and South Wales Argus Photosales. If you’re interested in learning more about any of the wonderful people who made this event happen, please visit the links you’ll see in the picture captions. If I’ve missed anyone out, please let me know and I’ll be happy to add credits as appropriate.


Enterprising Arts: The Royal Review

Newport Market, 15th November 2006.

This is me, standing in front of the display, being surprisingly calm thanks to the Enterprising Arts/Newport & Gwent Enterprise team who kept everything running smoothly.

Photo: Pete Wright
And this is the display, all ready for Royal review.

Photo: Pete Wright
HRH Prince Charles arrives at Newport Market, to be met by our mayor and other local dignitaries.

Photo: South Wales Argus
This harpist contributed to the calm atmosphere with some pleasant and very traditional Welsh music.

Photo: Pete Wright
Ceramic artist Joanna Richards was the first of the Enterprising Arts traders to meet the Prince, having been commissioned to produce some work for him, which she duly presented. Representing Enterprising Arts here are Carla Reynolds (centre) and Project Manager Carmel Barry (right).

Photo: South Wales Argus
A selection of Jo Richards‘ work.

Photo: Pete Wright
Animator Steve John entertains Prince Charles with anecdotes about the ‘Carry On’ team, on whose comedies one of Steve’s current projects is based. Sharing the joke is Enterprising Arts’ Dave Redman.

Photo: South Wales Argus
Some of Steve John‘s work – the ‘Carryoons.’

Photo: Pete Wright
…and then it was my turn. I probably would have looked more nervous without Anastasia Taylor-Lind of Enterprising Arts providing moral support, but Prince Charles quickly put me at my ease.

Photo: Ben Wills
The Prince of Wales asked how the masks were made, and took a particular interest in the Welsh Red Dragon…

Photo: South Wales Argus
…so naturally, I handed it to him for a closer look. I think he might have been tempted to try it on, just for a moment!

Photo: South Wales Argus
The Prince then moved into the Enterprising Arts trading unit to meet Bernard and Shirley Dite, of ‘Turn and Burn,’ who presented him with a vase carved from wood salvaged from one of the Royal estates, as Project Manager Carmel Barry (left) looks on.

Photo: South Wales Argus
More of Bernard and Shirley’s woodwork, in the Enterprising Arts trading unit. The jewellery in the cabinet to the left is by Lisa Floyd, whose business Chilichic also started here.

Photo: Pete Wright
‘…the Gang’s all here!’ Enterprising Artists past and present, who all contributed to the success of the event.

Photo: Ben Wills
 

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3 Comments

  1. Absolutely magnificent! HRH looks very taken with the dragon mask – what a wonderful display of work. You must be really proud 🙂

    Comment by Ali van Dam — February 19, 2007 @ 2:10 am

  2. How awesome! Congrats, Helen!

    Comment by Corrie — February 23, 2007 @ 4:37 am

  3. What an amazing day. Your work looks great on display. I love that dragon mask by the way. I look forward to seeing it in person if you haven’t already sold it when we come up to visit… sometime.. er … soon. I’ll organise doggy sitting and give you a call.

    Comment by Tansy — February 26, 2007 @ 8:41 pm

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