Kent Area of NAFAS is delighted to be decorating the Queen's Bathroom at Leeds Castle Festival of Flowers. If you click on the link you will find more details of the festival which is open to the public from 14th to 19th September. The room design is titled "Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend"
There were whoops of delight at prize-giving at the National Show when Sue Brinton (National President) announced that the winner of the Designer of the Year competition was none other than our own Robin White The competition was run under the title "Timeless Beauty". Robin had competed in three gruelling days of competition.
On the first day, he created a pedestal and wall hanging inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh all under the watchful eyes of the visitors who all wanted to talk. On the second day he created a fabulous petite and a still life in the same theme. Five entrants were then told they were through to the last round which was an imposed class where all the components were provided by the organisers and the competitors had no prior knowledge.
Some pictures of Robin's designs are here - see also the Gallery
Gill Smaggasgale, Area Vice Chairman congratulating Robin White on winning Designer of the Year
Congratulations to Jacqui Arnold for providing a dazzling diamond demonstration at the National Show for the Diamond Anniversary.
Congratulations to the eight members of Kent Area who took the plunge and entered the National Show. Patricia Ellis achieved a Highly Commended in the Matrix imposed class, Anne Luckett achieved a Highly Commended in the craft class Embellished with Flair, Mig Kimpton was awarded Highly Commended in the class Shaped by Nature and Jacqui Arnold was awarded Commended in the class Double Decker. Congratulations to all the award winners.
In addition, Mig Kimpton entered the pedestal class Time to Shine, Anne Luckett entered the imposed class "Aspects" and was accompanied by Cicely Finnis and Gill Smaggasgale, Zoe Hawkins entered the craft class "Embellished with Flair" and Verity Prior entered the petite class "A Little Luxury". Although these did not get an award, they were beautiful designs and you all did us proud.
Pictures of Patricia and Anne's Highly Commended exhibits are here to whet your appetite. All the entries can be found on the Gallery page
We are delighted to report that Pauline Pearce achieved a Highly Commended in the "Radiant Waters" class and Sue Shaw achieved a Commended in the "Glistening Frost" class of the National Photographic Competition. There were 147 entries in Radiant Waters and 100 entries in Glistening Frost so they both did extremely well. Visit the photography page under JDSE&P to see their fabulous photographs.
The Annual General Meeting of the Kent Area of NAFAS will take place on Wednesday 6th November 2019 at 10.30 at Ditton Community Centre Kiln Barn Rd, ME20 6AH
Doors open at 9.45 – tea and coffee will be served
All members of affiliated clubs are welcome. Please bring a packed lunch.
The AGM will be followed by a demonstration by the Fabulous Gill McGregor entitled "Glitter Glamour & Flair". The demonstration will start at 2pm. Please be seated by 1.45.
Tickets £10 are available through your club or from Genista Spencer Tel: 01227 732008
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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News from Kent Executive and Media Team