Online Events

In this current COVID crisis online events using Zoom have become common.  See below for the current BB&O Online events. See individual club pages in the Clubs section for details of what is happening at club level.   For help using Zoom, or organising Zoom events see these Zoom Guides:
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.

Click NAFAS Virtual Show for details of this national event in April 2021.

Area Online Workshops and Demonstrations: April-June

Demonstrations provide an opportunity to just sit back and watch.

Workshops provide an opportunity to learn and practice.  These involve 2 sessions.  In the first session the tutor gives a tutorial to demonstrate 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 be emailed at least 2 days before the review session to the BB&O Photos mailbox including your name and an appropriate subject in the email, eg Spring Surprise Workshop.  The photos will be put into an appropriate album in BB&O Photos.  Usually one week after the tutorial there will be a a second Zoom session when the tutor will lead a review and discussion about the designs.

Talks provide an opportunity to sit back and listen.

The ‘Keep Calm and Keep Zooming’ programme includes one workshop and one demonstration each month April and May.  A £3 charge applies to each of these events. (the workshop charge includes the tutorial and review).   If you would like to book a place on any of the events please fill in the form at April/May Area Online Events Booking Form

Friday16April7.30pmDemonstration Springtime TreatsSandie Draper
Tuesday20April10.30amWorkshop TutorialIdeas You Might LoveJane Haas
Tuesday27April10.30amWorkshop Review Ideas You Might LoveJane Haas
Thursday13May7.30pmWorkshop TutorialOld RootsJennifer Thompson
Thursday20May7.30pmWorkshop ReviewOld RootsJennifer Thompson
Wednesday26May2.30pmDemonstration May MagicAlison Mount

The ‘Zooming out of Lockdown’ programme includes one free talk in May, one free talk in June and a workshop in June.  A £3 charge applies to the workshop which includes the tutorial and review).   If you would like to book a place on any of the events please fill in the form at Zooming out of Lockdown Area Online Events Booking Form

Wednesday5May7.30pmTalk - freeOn with the ShowsSheila Williams
Thursday10June7.30pmTalk - freeThe Floral PaintbrushIrene Manson
Wednesday16June2.00pmWorkshop - £3
Summer MeadowJane Belcher
Wednesday23June2.00pmWorkshop review - included in price of tutorialSummer MeadowJane Belcher

Club Online Events

See the Clubs page for information on which clubs are delivering the meetings via Zoom.  Many of these are available to non-members (sometimes for a small fee) so please contact these clubs direct if you would like to join one of their sessions.

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.

For more information see NAFAS Virtual Show

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  Irene Manson