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Simon Lycett: People of the Flower Market

We are pleased to offer this film as part of our online Public Programme.

New Covent Garden Market is the most magical of melting pots where a myriad different people gather with just one common thread: their appreciation of flowers. Simon Lycett’s book ‘The People of Covent Garden Flower Market’ is a wonderful photographic record of the last year at the site of this legendary market, occupied since the 1960s before it moved to its new, more modern premises in 2017.

Simon has bought flowers for his floristry business from this Market for over 30 years, and it has become an essential, and much loved, part of his daily life. The market traders have become like family. Each day there, throughout the year, is different, as the ever-changing seasonal flowers and foliage of spring, summer, then autumn and finally Christmas arrive in the Market hall.

Simon’s talk brings to life the stories behind the images, with personal accounts from over the years.