Heavy metal band funds flower show garden

A former drummer has begun work on an RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show entry funded by the band Metallica.

Arek Luc's "I Disappear" is named after a Metallica song and inspired by the problem of allotment holders being forced from the land by rising rents and property developers in his native Poland.

It features peas, potatoes, onions, herbs, ornamental grasses, an apple tree and a model of a man breathing air created by the plants.

The KLC School of Design open-learning student from Northamptonshire said: "For me taking allotments from people is like taking the oxygen and the life from them."

Luc got funding after the wife of Metallica's band manager, former Corby MP Louise Mensch, read his story in the Corby Telegraph.


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