Online Events

If you are interested in online events, especially in this current COVID crisis, just click on one of these links or scan this whole page:

Zoom Guides

Since Zoom as a way of delivering events is new to most of us the BB&O Media Team has prepared some documents to help
BBandO Zoom Guide for Participants – 12 October 2020
BBandO Zoom Guide for Organisers – 12 October 2020
NAFAS Zoom Guidelines ver1.2 201117 – NAFAS guidelines on the use of Zoom.

Area Online Workshops and Demonstrations

To keep members involved during the COVID crisis the BB&O Area organised a ‘Zooming Through Winter’ programme of online demonstrations and workshops during October, November and December 2020.  These were so successful that the area has organised a follow-up ‘Zooming into Spring’ programme as listed below.  If you would like to book a place on any of the events please fill in the form at Zooming into Spring Booking Form. The sessions are free to members of the BB&O Area, but places are limited.

The demonstrations provide an opportunity to just sit back and watch.

The workshops provide an opportunity to learn and practice.  These involve 2 sessions.  In the first session the tutor demonstrates the design(s), giving valuable teaching advice along the way.  Participants are supplied with a materials worksheet listing the sort of things that will be required to do the design.  Then the participants are given about a week to prepare their own version of the design.  They are asked to take photos, including maybe at various stages, or from different angles, or with different plant material.  The photos should then be emailed to the BB&O Photography Rep including your name and an appropriate subject in the email, eg New Year New Ideas Workshop.  The photos will be put into an appropriate album in BB&O Photos.  About a week after the demonstration there will be a a second Zoom session when the tutor will lead a review and discussion about the designs.

Up to 100 people may attend the demonstration session, but only the  first 40 will be allocated a place on the review session, with a waiting list operating once this limit has been reached.

Tuesday12January2.30pmWorkshopNew Year, New IdeasCarol Bennett
Tuesday19January2.30pmWorkshop review (Full)
New Year, New IdeasCarol Bennett
Wednesday27January7.30pmDemonstration Merry MidwinterStephanie Cornell
Tuesday16February2.30pmWorkshop - Beginner and Intermediate level Fun with FlowersJackie Page
Tuesday23February2.30pmWorkshop Review (Full)
Fun with FlowersJackie Page
Wednesday24February2.30pmDemonstration Step into SpringAlison Mount
Thursday11March2.30pmDemonstrationColour Me WarmJennifer Thompson
Wednesday24March2.30pmWorkshopSpring SurpriseJenny Langton
Tuesday30March2.30pmWorkshop review (Full)Spring SurpriseJenny Langton

Club Online Events

Many clubs are also organising online sessions.  The information below lists some of these learning opportunities provided by clubs.  Please note that clubs may make a nominal charge for some online events.

DayDateMonthTimeClub or OrganisationDemonstrator/Tutor(s)CostContact Details
Wed11Nov7.30pmCaversham & ChilternJane HaasMembers Free / Visitors £2Julie Druce
07412 686115
Wed18Nov7.30pmSandhurst & CrowthorneSally HardyContact the ClubEmail Sandhurst
WEd2Dec7.30pmSandhurst & CrowthorneKaren DilleyContact the ClubEmail Sandhurst
Sat5Dec10amCaversham & Chiltern Irene Manson - Christmas WorkshopContact the ClubJulie Druce
07412 686115

NAFAS Virtual Show – Throughout April 2021
Spring the Happy Time of Singing Birds is Come

  • Demonstrations by National Demonstrators
  • ‘How To’ sessions with National Teachers
  • Witty and entertaining presentations from National Speakers
  • A feast of spring themed classes to be judged by National Judges.  Schedule to be available later,  Competition entries will be available for viewing after judging.

Online Teacher Training

Irene Manson is running an online NAFAS/OCN teacher training course.  This course, and the next one are full, but if you would like more information on future courses please email Irene on