This page contains details of the NAFAS quarterly magazine The Flower Arranger, and Focal Points,  the BB&O Area magazine which is published 3 times/year free for every club member.

NAFAS education books and handbooks are available via the NAFAS On-Line Shop

The Flower Arranger

This fabulous quarterly NAFAS magazine has a wealth of articles including
–  Step by step designs
–  Ideas and inspirations
–  Feature articles
–  Competitions
–  Regular topics including Book Reviews, You be the Judge, Gifts and Shopping.

Annual subscription via clubs is available at the reduced rate of just £12.80 for 4 issues.  This includes the NAFAS News inset which contains information about achievements and events within NAFAS.  Members should contact their  Club Flower Arranger Representative to place an order via their club.

Club Flower Arranger Representatives should refer to Flower Arranger Reps for details of how to place bulk orders for their club.

Alternatively individuals can order directly via NAFAS – see The Flower Arranger.  It is also available in some high street newsagents,

Focal Points

The BB&O newsletter, Focal Points, produced by the Area Media Team, provides a summary of achievements, past and future events and other information from NAFAS, the BB&O Area and our clubs.  Printed copies are normally available for clubs to collect at the Council Meetings in March, June and September.  However the situation regarding future editions remains unclear as long as COVID guidelines limit the possibility of distributing printed material.

PDF versions of back copies are available for online viewing or download
Focal Points 43 – Spring 2020
Focal Points – Issue 41 – Autumn 2019
Focal Points Issue 40 – Summer 2019
Focal Points Issue 39 – Spring 2019
Focal Points Edition 38 – Autumn 2018
Focal Points Edition 37 – Summer 2018

If space allows each issue includes a list of club demonstrations coming in the next few months.  To advertise specific area or club events please send details to BB&O Media.  Please remember to include all relevant details: what type of event is it; when/where the event will take place; cost of tickets (if applicable) and who to contact to book them, etc.  Remember a picture is worth a thousand words so a flier would be good.

Adverts for non area events may be included at a cost of £30. Cheques should be made payable to BB&O Area of NAFAS, with Focal Points written on the back, and sent to: Alison Vacher, 1 Emmbrook Vale, Wokingham, RG41 1PW.

Copy dates are normally 6 weeks before each area council meeting.  However no future issues are planned until the situation regarding COVID is resolved.

In the meantime the BB&O Electronic News Service is the key route for communication with members.  See News Service for more information.