E17 Art Trail

1st-18th July

Madame Bouteille De Lait

It’s all over now – but I’ll leave things up here a little longer just for you.

Madame Bouteille De Lait will be holding court amongst a fabulous collection of dungarees and wild and wonderful fascinators, on Fridays 2nd, 9th & 16th July (2-6pm) and Saturdays 3rd,10th & 17th (12-6pm) in the garden of the vicarage of St Michael’s Church, 9 Palmerston Road, E17 6PQ. Venue 90 in the Art Trail Guide. You can access the online guide here https://e17arttrail.co.uk/trail-guide/

If you can’t make these dates please contact me and I may be able to arrange a private audience. Keep your eyes peeled on Facebook and Instagram for random other spontaneous appearances.

At 5pm on two Saturdays, Madame Bouteille De Lait will be joined by a sensational array of musicians. Due to Covid restrictions booking is essential. Feel free to bring your own refreshments and a rug to sit on. A few chairs will be available on a first come first served basis. (If you need to reserve one please shout!) The garden is accessible through a gate, with a small lip to step over.

The event is free, but if you enjoy what you see and hear, please shout it loud to everyone you meet.

Saturday 10th July @ 5 and 5.30pm

The Kitchen Quartet

The Kitchen Quartet are an a cappella trio who prefer alliteration to numerical accuracy.

They’ve been performing since 2007 and, like most women and fine wine, they get better with age.  From harmonious lectures about the solar system and brain science to traditional celtic myths, to original takes on Beyoncé and Bowie; Maya Levy’s original compositions and arrangements provide distinctive and dynamic entertainment that will make you smile, bring a tear to your eye and probably prompt an intellectual epiphany.

@ 5 and 5.30pm (Same set repeated)

Saturday 17th July @ 5 and 5.30pm


Do you know this feeling when you meet someone, and you just know that’s the 1? When I met witch1 I knew. One Sunday morning, surrounded by chaos, we realised we have a story to tell. We unpacked our memories, dreams and lies. We revived them with sounds. Our music celebrates the unbeatable spirit of freedom fighters, cries Llorona’s tears, converses with Rumi’s secrets , dances naked in the streets, dives to the bottom of oceans searching for a forgotten pearl and puts our relentless children to sleep. We weave our spells and cling to sanity in the midst of a pandemic… What does it mean being alive?

We are Witch1

Api Ascaso – voice, melodica, piano, drums, guitar, Ukulele and few other herbs

Layil Barr- Bass viol, recorders, voice, piano, big hair

@ 5 and 5.30pm (Same set repeated)

Saturday 17th July @ 3pm

Promenade with Madame Bouteille De Lait

@ 3pm Witch1 will provide musical accompaniment to Madame Bouteille De Lait as she promenades along the market. Please join us! Wear your very own upcycled or recycled outfit, or don a pair of dungarees or a fascinator from They Shout Hello. Please book if you’d like to join the promenade in costume, otherwise just turn up to enjoy the specatacle.

The theme for this year’s Art Trail is ‘Possible Futures’

so why have I made an 18th Century Court dress?

Madame Bouteille De Lait simply can’t understand the problem. Her beautiful dress has been fashioned from single use plastic – milk bottles, plastic cutlery, crisp packets and cat food foil. Therefore, it will last for 450 years! It won’t wear out, she can merely adapt it and refine it to keep up with fashions.

If it had been made in the 18th Century it would still be here.

The clothes we buy now, and the packaging from our food will also not wear out. However they are made on the whole for a single use or a single season, before being destined for landfill. As stewards of this wonderful planet we really need to redress this problem – the single use things need to decompose quickly and the items we need to last a long time should actually do that!

Madame Bouteille De Lait would like to encourage you to stop buying new clothes – adapt, repair, reuse and recycle instead. Spend a little more on a quality item that will last. This might sound a little counterintuitive for someone that makes clothes for a living! They Shout Hello is my passion project – I enjoy making one-off garments – dungarees and fascinators, for individuals, who are not a faceless customer. The garment will be made for you, with discussion, collaboration and lots of love. I will then help you if it needs repairing or altering so it can be a timeless piece in your wardrobe that will last beyond a season.

Imperishable – From Possible Future to Sure Future

Even plastic won’t last for eternity. God has put a ‘use-by’ date on the earth, but only He knows when that is.

Micah 7 13 The earth will become desolate because of its inhabitants,
    as the result of their deeds.

We shouldn’t be surprised about the mess the world is in. It’s our fault. We are selfish and short-sighted and have taken the command to steward the earth and run with it, without reference to its creator.

Thankfully, in the same way that he created it ‘good’ in the first place, it will be good again. Actually it will be better than good it will be glorious and so will we!

1 Corinthians 1553 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. 54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”

Jesus will return, and those who have put their trust in him will be made imperishable.

I am imperishable.

Please message me if you’d like to know more about how you too can be imperishable.