The Royal Standard: Seen by everyone: Flower Ceremony with FoodSketz

The Royal Standard: Seen by everyone: Flower Ceremony with FoodSketz
The Royal Standard: Seen by everyone: Flower Ceremony with FoodSketz

Venue: The Royal Standard
Dates: 12/08/2017
Times: 14:00 - 17:00

Seen by everyone:
Flower Ceremony with FoodSketz

As part of The Royal Standard’s current exhibition, ‘Seen by everyone’ we invite you to join us this Saturday the 12th of August for a special flower ceremony.

The event will feature music and readings from artist Zarina Muhammad; posey-making and a tour of the exhibition from artist and florist Leanne Cook; and specially concocted, home-made ice cream from our good friends FoodSketz (incredible vegan options will be available). The event will also see the artists reconfigure the exhibition for its final week.

The event is free and will run from 2-5pm, but feel free to drop in and drop out to suit your Saturday.

‘The show is really just an exploration of tenderness i think; what it could look like if you made art while thinking about how people would feel in the space; what models of making could look like if we centred on friendship and collaboration and also maybe ~community~ as an organic felt group. v sensitive and careful,,,, i hope i hope.’

29/07/17 – 20/08/17
Exhibition Opening Times:
Thursday – Sunday, 12-5pm.

FoodSketz, based in Liverpool (UK), is a collaborative vehicle for food, art and discussion, by Alison Clare and Cat Smith. Starting its life as an internet-based project to investigate new methods of education through the Youtube Tutorial back in 2011, FoodSketz has since been re-established as FoodSketz IRL, a socially-engaged entity focusing on the use of food as a facilitator of shared conversation and experience, continuing the re-evaluation of education. Cat and Alison want to make lasting friendships through food, conversation and art, and use food as a tool to subvert institutionalised forms of education to replace them with peer-to-peer formats. At the moment they are looking into socially-engaged objects. Each year they re-evaluate the FoodSketz manifesto – check out the 2017 version on their website at

Leanne Cook
Leanne Cook is a florist and researcher based in Manchester. She came to floristry through chance, luck and a serendipitous turn of events which landed her in Manchester a year ago. Having completed her BA in Psychology and Philosophy in Liverpool in 2014, she began working in mental health in Sri Lanka and later in her hometown of Bristol. Frustrated with the system of care in an environment devoid of change and connection to the outside world, she moved back north to begin a Masters in Clinical and Health Psychology in 2016. Alongside this she works as a florist in an independent florist in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Leanne is keen to nurture the graceful relationship between floristry and mental health in an ongoing exploration of how flowers and plants nourish, care for and soften the mind.

Zarina Muhammad
Zarina Muhammad is an artist and writer (1/2 of The White Pube) tried curating once n it made her cry (happy tears only). Cancer sun/Aries moon/Sagittarius ascendant 🌙 Twitter: @ZarinaMuhammad but follow her bot @ZarunaM instead bc she’s better. Hobbies include: skincare, masala dosa & sausage dogs. 4 the love of GOD don’t look @ my art.