Congratulations to Gill Smaggasgale, Kent demonstrator and speaker and our own Kent Chairman, for her article about creating a suspended sculpture with contorted willow for the Virtual Flower Festival staged for easter 21 in the spring edition of Flora magazine.
You can also see Trudie Easton's (area demonstrator) Winning Chelsea exhibit ' Nature is our Medicine' Trudie won a gold medal and The President's award for best floral installation. Read about Trudies's ideas and build experience on page 60. Fabulous work by both, find their contact details in the demonstrators' section of the JDSE&P area on this site.
The schedule for the floral competition at Chelsea is now available at
https://exhibitorservices.createsend1.com/t/ViewEmail/d/CB27135DDB4431132540EF23F30FEDED. The deadline for registering is 18th January 2022. This is now a single competition with florists and there is not a separate NAFAS competition studio.
We received two entries for the October National Chairman's Competition. The design on the left is by Jean Hoar of Hartley and the one on the right by KM Williams of Ashford. Jean's design went forward to the national competition but sadly was not placed. Well done to both of you for your delightful autumnal designs
On Wednesday we had a successful AGM when members came together to meet each other, catch up, hear the Area news and watch a demonstration by Kathy Stangaard
This is a picture of our retiring President Marilyn Marsh, presenting the badge to incoming President Genny Spencer.
The Autumn/Winter Edition of Kent News is now available. It can be downloaded from the Kent News page of this website. Click here to go directly there.
We are delighted to announce that all of the candidates who took their speakers test today PASSED. Congratulations to:
Jean Hoar - Hartley
Gill Smaggasgale - Sevenoaks
Lesley Iannidinardo - Sevenoaks
Pauline Martindale who joined us from L& O Area
Jean Schofield - Wateringbury
Our thanks also go to all of the team who made it possible. Too many to list you all here but you know who you are .. particular thanks to Sue Shaw and Vicki Hodgkiss. Our thanks to our Adjudicators.
Congratulations to Jacqui Arnold and Helen Hare who have designs featured in the new edition of The Flower Arranger. We are proud of you
Three members of Kent Floral Art were successful in the NAFAS National Photography Competition. Congratulations to Peter Moore of Shorne, Pauline Pearce of Dartford and Sue Shaw of Maidstone who were all placed. There were 542 entries from 83 people so they did very well. This is Peter's photo in Class 1 The Great Outdoors. All of their photos can be seen on the gallery page of this website.
Congratulations to Helen Hare on achieving the NAFAS/OCN Teaching Certificate. She presented with her certificate by Area Chairman Gill Smaggasgale at a Kent Workshop she was tutoring. Well done Helen
Congratulations to Marion Matharu of Ashford Club for her very interesting article on her journey into competing in the winter edition of Flora magazine. The article features her design in the Novice class at the Area Show back in May (photo by Pauline Pearce).
You can also find a design for a Christmas posy by Trudie Easton in the "Winter Wonders" supplement.
Members of Kent Floral Art were honoured to be asked to arrange the flowers for the Battle of Britain service at Westminster Abbey. They produced beautiful designs in red, white and blue. Congratulations to Sue Thompson of Paddock Wood, Pam Hayward of Maidstone, Cecilia Sleap of Romney Marsh, Rosina Horton of Folkestone and Iris Shaw of Wateringbury who worked with NAFAS Abbey Co-ordinators Liz Hall and Marilyn Marsh. More pictures can be found on the Gallery page.
Well we did it! The JDSE&P day which was scheduled for March 2020 and postponed twice finally took place yesterday. Thank you to everyone involved in the organisation, everyone who came and to our speaker Linda Scoles and our demonstrator Nick Grounds. You were all completely fabulous.
Nick has kindly given permission for us to post the photos of his designs
We also took the opportunity to thank everyone who stepped down from post at the Virtual AGM in November and present badges to those who came into office at that time. Visit the Gallery page of this website to see all the photos
News from Kent Executive and Media Team