Demonstration time! / by Alexander Evans

Between Family visits and trips to Sydney I was asked by the organisers of the Spring Out Festival (Canberra's LGBTIQ+ Pride festival) to do a demonstration of ikebana at the judging of the "Bake off". The idea was to keep the people who had entered the baking competition and any of their friends engaged and interested whilst the Judges were making their decisions on the winning entries. Of course I saw this as a wonderful opportunity to bring ikebana to a new and different audience of people that may not have encountered it before! It was also very exciting as it was only my second time demonstrating and my first with no other teacher there to assist me in what I was doing! Needless to say I was a little nervous, however things went very well. I did manage to take some video which is in two parts.

Sadly the part 2 video cuts out a couple of minutes before the end but it does show most of what I was doing. The location was in a cafe so I appologise in advance for the background noise and people sometimes moving about. 

Part 2 follows below.