Topics for this year are: -- Georgian Regency, Victorian and Edwardian
The theme is Georgian Regency –1740—1850
In March 1767 ------- Mrs. Lybbe Powys wrote “ went to see the Queens Palace –every room was full of roses, carnations , hyacinths, etc. dispersed in the prettiest manner imaginable in Jars and different flower pots"
5th January New Year Meal --- Coach & Horses Shrewsbury. For Club Members and guest. Meet 7pm, Eat 7.30pm.
19th January -- Demonstration and Introduction to the Term by Barbara. Natural and Haphazard, Flowers in Containers including a Pyramid Mound.
2nd February -- Practical --- Flowers in Containers in a natural and Haphazard way.
16th February -- Demonstration by --- Flowers in a basket for the Mantelshelf or Fire Place.
Plus Cake & Goods Stall
1st March -- Practical --- A Regency Style arrangement of your own choice
15th March -- 7pm START ---Workshop --- led by Trish and Barbara. "Come Dine with me the Georgian Way". The aim --- to create a range of different Georgian Table arrangements.
22nd March -- Practical --- A Georgian Easter.
The Theme is Victorian
“Queen Victoria’s Private sitting room gave the impression of extreme simplicity and homeliness—on the broad mantelshelf are four vases containing flowers, some half dozen Cortes-de-visure in frames and a pair of fine light candelabra"
12th April -- Demonstration and Introduction to the Victorian Term by Donna. Two tier arrangements influenced by the Victorian era.
26th April -- Practical --- Two Tier Arrangement. (Your own interpretation but influenced from Donna's demonstration).
10th May -- 7pm START --- Workshop with Trish. To make a piece of Jewellery in Fabric.
24th May -- Floral Demonstration of Victorian Style Baskets by Guest Demonstrator: Felicity Cooksey.
7th June -- Club Summer Event --- Tea in Barbara's Garden
21st June -- 7pm START -- Workshop with Barbara –-- A banded Dish.
28th June -- Practical -------- A Victorian Arrangement
12th July --- OUR ANNUAL OPEN EVENING at CROSS HOUSES COMMUNITY CENTRE. EVERYONE WELCOME. Our Guest demonstrator is Jane Pugh from Bishops Castle. The title of her demonstration is "Through The Ages". Flower arrangements influenced by the Georgian Regency, Victorian and Edwardian eras.
There will be a home-made cake stall and raffle "on the night".
Unreal Loveliness 1890—1930 Edwardian
“The Character and cost of Flower decoration changed completely. Orchids replaced Begonia, Malmaison replaced Petunias—outsize Orchids, outsize Malmaison, outsize Lilies. The flower scents were stifling"
6th September -- Demonstration by Debbie ----- Flower arranging the Art Deco way.
20th September -- Practical ---- Art Deco Style Arrangement.
1st October (SATURDAY MORNING). -- Open Morning Workshop for anyone interested in creating an arrangement from the Art Deco era. Our Guest Tutor is Ros Anwyl. The workshop will be at Cross Houses Community Hall. The cost is £10 per person. 9am for a prompt 9.30 start, finishing around 12 midday.
4th October -- AGM Followed by a demonstration by Barbara --- In The Style of Art Nouveau
18th October -- Practical ----- In The Style of Art Nouveau
1st November 7pm START -- Workshop led by Trish & Barbara --- A Floral Magical Mystery Tour. Trish & Barbara will be purchasing the flowers and containers to use. All you will need to bring is floral foam, small amount of filler foliage and usual tools. The flowers and containers will be provided free of charge to club members. Vistors fee for the evening --- £12 (£5 visitor fee + £7 for materials).
15th November 7pm START -- Workshop led by Trish Payne & Barbara Evans -- "Christmas Come Early".
Trish & Barbara will be purchasing flowers and containers. We will also be using the bottle holder. For those who do not have the bottle holder or require more they are available to purchase. All you will need to bring is floral foam, small amount of small filler foliage and usual tools.
22nd November -- Demonstration on "Rag Flowers" by Guest Demonstrator Stephanie Gaston
6th December -- Demonstration by Trish --- "A Constance Spry inspired Christmas".
13th December 7pm START -- Christmas Bring and Share (refreshments supplied by club members). Club Competition --- A kissing Bough. (Competition pieces to be brought in ready done). The Competition will be judged by Trevor Mainwaring. Home-made Christmas Cake will also be raffled.