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This year the programme is based on "The Planets" an orchestral musical suite by English composer Gustav Holst




(Planets:  Neptune & Uranus)


4th September

Talk by Shrewsbury Town Crier Martin Wood

(For Club Members & Guest)



18th September

Demonstration by


"Neptune The Mystic"













Column Flower Club is on summer Break from July 11th until September 4th.


We resume with Guest Speaker Martin Wood

(For Club Members plus a Guest)  Guest fee £3.



2017 Programme

7.15pm for 7.30pm Start (Unless Otherwise stated)


Spring Term

The period we will cover will be 1940 --2000

10th January --- New Year Meal at the New Inn Hook-a-gate. Meet 7pm, Eat 7.30pm

For Club Members and guest


17th January - Demonstration – Parallel Arrangements --- Demonstrator: Trish                                                                       

24th January --- Practical --- As above            


7th February   Demonstration --- Dolphin and Cherub Arrangements  Demonstrator: Donna Cieslik                                      

28th February --- Demonstration by Sandie Bentley --- Designs Based on 60's & 70's but using paper flowers.  Evening to include a "Try it Out Session"


7th March -- Demonstration -- Arrangements from the 40's and 50's

Demonstrator: Barbara Evans                                     

PLUS  Cake/Home Baking/Homemade Stall       


21st March  7pm START --- Practical/Workshop with Trish Payne  -  Title “Plates”.

Plates & Containers will be provided for members from club funds.  The Flowers (approx cost £6 per head) will be purchased for you.  Foliage, accessories etc to be provided by club members.  Total costs for Guests £12 for materials and flowers.

For briefing paper click here.                                  


28th March --- Demonstration --- Spring the 80's way using drift wood ---

Demonstrator: Donna Cieslik                        


4th April --- Practical  --- As above             


Summer Term

Vintage and European Arrangements

25th April --- Demonstration --- Continental Designs --- Demonstrator: Trish Payne                       



2nd May --- Practical --- As above           


16th May --- Demonstration --- Floral designs from the Vintage Era  Demonstrator: Suzanne McKie                      

23rd May - 7pm START - Workshop with Trish “It’s in the Bag”

Click here for workshop details.      


6th June – Practical --- Vintage Designs          


27th June -- Summer Outing -- Fish and Chip Evening Supper at The New Inn Hook-a-Gate

Meet 7pm, Eat 7.30pm          For Club Members and guest


4th July --- Demonstration---“Independence Celebration” ---  Demonstrator: Suzanne McKie                                                                            

11th July --- Our Annual Open evening at Cross Houses Community Centre 

Our Guest demonstrator is Tina Pound.  The title of her demonstration is "Elvis at the Movies".

Venue:-   Cross Houses Community Centre (see here for venue details).

There will be a home-made cake stall and raffle "on the night".

Ticket information:- Pre-purchased tickets £5  -----  OR £6 on the door.


Autumn Term

Flower Arranging the American Way

Click here For Information re Containers, Styles, Flowers for 1780-1820 Period

5th September --- Demonstration

The American period of design: 1780—1820 ---Demonstrator: Trish Payne                                                                                                      

19th September – Practical --- As above   


26th September --- Practical --- "Celebrations The American Way"  --- Your own interpretation of an American Celebration       


30th September (SATURDAY MORNING)  9am for 9.30am Start.  Workshop tutored by Jackie Cooper. Theme "Arranging The American Way".  Workshop Fee £10.  You will need to supply your own flowers/containers/foliage.  Tea/Coffee included in your fee. For Worksheet details click here.   Venue -- "Cross Houses Community Hall" (NOT Belvidere School)   For any further information please email us through our "Contact Us Here" found at the top headings.                            


10th October AGM and Demonstration --- Modern Arrangements The American Way            Demonstrator:  Trish                                                                 


17th October --- (7pm START) --- Workshop with Trish Payne --- Paper Craft Evening -- To make 2 items, Cost £6 for materials supplied --- Click here for details               


31st October --- (7pm START) --- Workshop with Debbie Harris --- a door wreath using artificial or Fresh material (Wreath rings available to club members at special price of £1).  Click here for Worksheet                                                       


7th November --- Demonstration with Barbara & Trish ---  “Not a Traditional Christmas Tree”.                                                                                            

21st November ---  Practical  Session     


28th November --- Demonstration – Preparing for Christmas in American style --- Demonstrator: Trish Payne                  


5th December ---- Christmas Demonstration --- Demonstrator: Barbara Evans                                                             

12th December 7pm START --- Bring and Share and club competition “Not a Traditional Christmas Tree”.  (NB:  Competition piece to be brought in ready made)

Plus raffle for a Christmas cake.                     Refreshments – Club Members