Dial-a-Star a Mexican wave for Poinsettia in Bethnal Green!

on Wednesday, 21 November 2018. Posted in News

London celebrates the poinsettia, the UK’s number 1 Christmas houseplant, with an exciting installation co-created by Stars for Europe and McQueens Flower School.

Telephone box

Highlighting the poinsettia’s Mexican heritage, ‘Dial-a-Star’ features an iconic London telephone box positioned within a landscape of white and red poinsettias, alongside some classically architectural cacti – joining to form the tricolour found within the Mexican flag. The title, ‘Dial-a-Star’ is a reference to the poinsettia’s other name of ‘Christmas Star’ as well as a playful nod to this plant’s popularity over the festive season.

Sophie Powell, Principal of McQueens Flower School says: ‘This beautiful piece with its amusing juxtaposition of classic London telephone box  alongside the ubiquitous poinsettia, brings together two iconic objects from different worlds, communicating together at Christmas.’

‘Dial-a-Star, a Mexican wave for Poinsettia in Bethnal Green’ is available to be viewed at:

Newspeak House
133-135 Bethnal Green Road
E2 7DG

Friday 23 November 4pm-7pm

Saturday 24 November 10am-6pm

Sunday 25 November 10am - 6pm

Instagram:@thechristmasstar #dialastar


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