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:
Area Online Workshops and Demonstrations
To keep members involved during the COVID crisis the BB&O Area has organised a ‘Zooming Through Winter’ programme of online demonstrations and workshops. The following is a list of events organised in the period up to Christmas. The intention is to plan more events in the new year. If you are interested in any of the following please click on JDSE Secretary to email Stephanie Cornell who is coordinating this programme. At this stage 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 take place in 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 Long and Low 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.
|Thu||22||Oct||7.30pm||Demonstration||Textures of Autumn||Carol Bennett|
|Thu||29||Oct||7.30pm||Workshop for Beginners||Long and Low||Stephanie Cornell|
|Fri||6||Nov||2.30pm||Demonstration||Seasonal Splendour||Sandie Draper|
|Mon||9||Nov||7.30pm||Workshop Review||Long and Low||Stephanie Cornell|
|Mon||23||Nov||2.30pm||Workshop for all abilities||Christmas Wreaths - FULL||Chris Pearce|
|Mon||30||Nov||2.30pm||Workshop Review||Christmas Wreaths||Chris Pearce|
|Fri||4||Dec||2.30pm||Demonstration||Magic and Sparkle||Jane Haas|
|Wed||16||Dec||7.30pm||Demonstration||Christmas Cheer||Jackie Page|
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 email@example.com.
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.
|Day||Date||Month||Time||Club or Organisation||Demonstrator/Tutor(s)||Cost||Contact Details|
|Wed||11||Nov||7.30pm||Caversham & Chiltern||Jane Haas||Members Free / Visitors £2||Julie Druce
|Wed||18||Nov||7.30pm||Sandhurst & Crowthorne||Sally Hardy||Contact the Club||Email Sandhurst|
|WEd||2||Dec||7.30pm||Sandhurst & Crowthorne||Karen Dilley||Contact the Club||Email Sandhurst|
|Sat||5||Dec||10am||Caversham & Chiltern||Irene Manson - Christmas Workshop||Contact the Club||Julie Druce
Wessex & Jersey Christmas Videos
To support all members of NAFAS during this time of crisis, Wessex & Jersey Area are staging 5 online Christmas events which are free for anyone to view. They will be presented by some of their brilliant national and area demonstrators, teachers and speakers. See the list below for what’s planned and then you can view them at your leisure via any of the following channels:
|Sat||21||Nov||Demonstration||Emily Broomhead National Demonstrator|
|Sat||28||Nov||Demonstration||Angela Turner National Demonstrator|
|Sat||5||Dec||Workshop||Pip Bensley National Teacher|
|Sat||12||Dec||Demonstration||Michael Bowyer MBE NAFAS President|
|Sat||19||Dec||Festive Tales||4 Area Speakers|
We are very grateful to Wessex and Jersey for sharing their talent and events with us.