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 Media Team has prepared some documents to help
BBandO Zoom Guide for Participants
BBandO Zoom Guide for Organisers

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.

Thu22Oct7.30pmDemonstrationTextures of AutumnCarol Bennett
Thu29Oct7.30pmWorkshop for Beginners
Long and LowStephanie Cornell
Fri6Nov2.30pmDemonstrationSeasonal SplendourSandie Draper
Mon9Nov7.30pmWorkshop ReviewLong and LowStephanie Cornell
Mon23Nov2.30pmWorkshop for all abilities
Christmas Wreaths - FULLChris Pearce
Mon30Nov2.30pmWorkshop ReviewChristmas WreathsChris Pearce
Fri4Dec2.30pmDemonstrationMagic and SparkleJane Haas
Wed16Dec7.30pmDemonstrationChristmas CheerJackie 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

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

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:

Sat21NovDemonstrationEmily Broomhead National Demonstrator
Sat28NovDemonstrationAngela Turner National Demonstrator
Pip Bensley National Teacher
Sat12DecDemonstrationMichael Bowyer MBE NAFAS President
Sat19DecFestive Tales
4 Area Speakers

We are very grateful to Wessex and Jersey for sharing their talent and events with us.