Big thanks to staff at Covent Garden Tube Station and local companies who have sponsored themed floral planters, as part of London Underground’s annual competition Underground in Bloom. It’s great to see so many local companies taking part and supporting this initiative; brightening up the entrances to the station this summer. Local sponsors include Covent Garden London, New Covent Garden Market, Benjamin Pollock’s Toyshop, Royal Opera House, Stanfords, The Porterhouse, Capezio, London Transport Museum and Saba Langlois Design.
Jeannine Saba of Saba Langlois Design told us: “The team at Covent Garden Tube Station are consistently working to build community connections as well as enhancing the look of the station. There’s always something new to look out for; from the fabulous “Quote of the Day” scripted in calligraphy to station-front poetry readings and now the stunning ‘Underground in Bloom’ floral display. When we were asked to create a poster for Covent Garden Station we jumped at the chance to work again with the team. We always have fun working with them and it’s a chance for us to give back to a community that we love and are so pleased to be a part of.”
Jonathan Byrne, London Underground, voiced his thoughts: “A tribe is a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea. For millions of years, human beings have been part of one tribe or another. A group needs only two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a way to communicate. We are a Tribe, with Covent Garden as our shared interest.” We like your thinking, Jonathan.