What’s On in NAFAS and WAFA
NAFAS Diamond Floral Art and Design Show: 8-10 August 2019
Celebrating 60 years of NAFAS, the next national show will be held at the Business Design Centre, London, N1 NAH. In addition to viewing the 23 competition classes there will be the ‘Designer of the Year’ competition running live each day, demonstrations, talks and workshops plus international designers demonstrating on the Saturday. All of these except the international designers are included in the entrance price. Tickets for each day’s demonstrations will be available from the ticket booth located near the bandstand, there is no pre-booking. Additional things to see are floral installations of the Tower of London and London Bridge, a flower wall, a wall of memories (photos of people from each of the 21 areas going back 60 years) plus afternoon teas and talks on tea etiquette.
Outside the venue floristry students will have decorated shops for ‘Islington in bloom’ in a similar way to that around Chelsea. The Islington council will be filling their gardens with flowers in our diamond anniversary colours from June onwards.
Catering facilities will be available during the show and there are numerous facilities outside the centre along Upper Street.
Tickets area available online. Coach parties should use the Diamond Show Coach Form to book their arrival slot.
NAFAS are looking for stewards for the above event. In return you will be offered a complimentary entry ticket to the show for the day you volunteer. If you are interested in stewarding you can download Floral Art Design Show – Stewarding Form and either email or post to Rosemary Clayton who is organising the stewards.
NAFAS Dazzling Diamond Dinner: 9 August 2019
Sumptuous dinner with live entertainment all evening at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London, W1K 7TN
Sparkling reception 6.30pm. Carriages 1am
Tickets £150 with a £10 early bird booking discount if made before 1st August 2018. An additional £5 discount is available for NAFAS Diamond Card holders for bookings made before 1st January 2018 – making such bookings cost £135. For more details on how to become a NAFAS Diamond Card Holder see NAFAS Diamond Card. NAFAS members should email BB&O Secretary for the password to the NAFAS members area.
WAFA – India: 24 Feb-1 March 2020
A ‘Grand Floral Affair’ for flower arrangers all over the world. See WAFA India for details.
Registration is open 1st April – 31st July. Competitors must register and visitors are to register. For more details see WAFA India 2020 Registration