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Easter at Westminster Abbey

NAFAS was once again delighted to be invited to arrange at Westminster Abbey over Easter. On Maundy Thursday, Westminster Abbey Co-Ordinators Jilly Griffin and Linda O’Sullivan were asked to interpret the Garden of Repose in the Nave. Staging took place for the Easter Service:- A fabulous pedestal at the Nave Pulpit by Linda O’Sullivan Jane […]

Service of Thanksgiving for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution

A Service of Thanksgiving took place on Monday 4th March at Westminster Abbey to mark the 200th anniversary of the RNLI. Westminster Abbey Co-Ordinators, Linda O’Sullivan and Jilly Griffin once again organised for two members of the London and Overseas Area of NAFAS to arrange a pedestal beside Richard II’s portrait. Credit, Jilly Griffin Richard […]

The Commonwealth Service 2024

The Commonwealth Service 2024 was held at Westminster Abbey on Monday 11th March to celebrate the individuals and cultures from the 54 member states of the Commonwealth Nation. It was indeed an honour and privilege for Special Appointments Jilly Griffin and Linda O’Sullivan to attend the service and also co-ordinate members from two Areas to […]

Pre-National Assessment & National Demonstrators Test

Pre-National Assessment and National Demonstrators Test 2024   This year’s Pre-National Assessment and National Demonstrators Test will take place on Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st October at Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 7QN. The day starts at 10am and will finish at 4.30pm (attendees must be seated before 10am, doors open at […]

WAFA Bloom Oman

Following the recent WAFA Bloom Oman event, NAFAS is delighted to announce that Cherie Nummy, National Demonstrator came Third in Class 5 ‘Delight in the Detail’. Below is a photograph of Cherie Nummy’s International Demonstration exhibit. Credit: Michael Bowyer MBE Credit: Parul Singhal Swarup Congratulations also to Sue Flight, National Demonstrator who achieved a Third […]

Flowers North West Floral & Musical Extravaganza Saturday 15th June 2024

Flowers North West presents “The Hidden Garden of Dreams” with Francine Thomas from New Zealand. Blackburn is easily accessible via rail link from Preston on the West Coast Main Line with the concert theatre just nearby Blackburn railway station.   A great opportunity for a summer club visit to see Francine Thomas who gave so much […]

North Midlands Area Show

In conjunction with Countryside Lincs the North Midlands Area are holding their Area Show on Sunday 14th April 2024.  If you are interested in entering the the Floral Design and Photographic Classes please click here to view and download the Schedule.

NAFAS National Show 2025, “Natures Challenge”

National Show 2025Venue: Gloucester CathedralDate: Friday 19th & Saturday 20th September 2025 It was so good in 2023 that we decided to do it all over again! Watch this page as we start to organise the event and release further details  Latest updates Former National Chairman, Katherine Kear, will lead the Show Team Friday Night […]

Harrogate Spring Show & The Flower Arranger Magazine

THIS CLASS IS NOW FULLY SUBSCRIBED NAFAS  and the Harrogate Spring Flower Show have collaborated to offer you an exciting opportunity to enter an exhibit to create a design suitable for the front cover of The Flower Arranger Magazine. The 100cm wide x 150cm height frame will feature a Vinyl Title Board within it, measuring […]

Florilegium – A Gathering of Flowers Video

During the successful NAFAS National Show held in Gloucester Cathedral earlier this year, Yan Skates, Director of Bespoke Flowers recorded a video from a different aspect – setting up to seeing the final exhibits.  To view please click “Yan goes to the Nationals”

Helen Dyson Greetings Cards

NAFAS is delighted to announce that a small range of Helen Dyson greetings cards are now available to purchase from its online shop.  Each pack contains six blank cards (three cards of two designs), 150mm x 150mm square priced at £4.99 per pack plus p&p. If you are interested in buying these stylish greetings cards […]

WAFA Limited General Assembly

Notice is hereby given from the WAFA Board that the 14th meeting of the General Assembly will take place on the revised date of Wednesday 31st January 2024 in the National Museum of Oman. If you wish to view the agenda please click on the following link:- Agenda

National Speakers Test Results

NAFAS is delighted to announce that, following the National Speakers Tests held on Thursday 3rd August 2023 in Stockton on the Forest, York, five candidates successfully passed. Congratulations to:- Peter Mathers, North East Area Pip Bensley, Wessex & Jersey Area Bronda Dossett, Wessex & Jersey Area Karen Frew, Northern Ireland Cherie Nummy, Northern Ireland On […]

New Publication from Gill McGregor NDSF

How to .. Alternative Mechanics for Foam Free Floral Designs – Volume 2 Following the successful collaboration with Gill McGregor and NAFAS promoting and selling Gill’s books via its online shop, NAFAS is delighted to announce a new publication is now available – ‘How to.. Alternative Mechanics for Foam Free Floral Designs – Volume 2’.  […]

ECT Keukenhof Tour – 17th to 20th April 2024

For more details regarding this tour, please read the poster below and to register your interest use the following link to visit the ECT website:- https://www.ecttravel.com/tours/garden-holidays-nafas/nafas-keukenhof

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