Events in the North East Area of NAFAS

2017 – our Diamond Anniversary Year

Area, National and Other Events

Saturday 28 January
North East Area Council Meeting at the Folk Hall, New Earswick, York YO32 4AQ 2pm.

Saturday 4 March
Education Day at Notton Village Hall, Notton, Wakefield WF4 2NL tutored by Alison Cooper (NAFAS Designer of the Year 2015)

Saturday 1 April
Diamond Anniversary Luncheon at York Racecourse, York YO23 1EX. 12:00 for 12:30. Celebration lunch followed by a demonstration by James Burnside from Northern Ireland. Tickets £40 book early to avoid disappointment. There will be separate seating for the demonstration which will be numbered in the order tickets are purchased. Tickets from Brenda Jones Tel: 01943 601691 via this email address

Sunday 2 April
North East Area Judges’ Training:
Practical Training Day at the Old School, Mill Lane, Wiggington, York YO32 2PU. Instructor: Pat Hutchinson

Friday 7 to Sunday 9 April
RHS Show, Cardiff.

Thursday 20 to Sunday 23 April
Harrogate Spring Flower Show. Click here for more details.

Saturday 29 April
North East Area Council Meeting at the Folk Hall, New Earswick, York YO32 4AQ 2pm.

Friday 5 May
National Flower Arranging Day and Lonely Bouquet Day. For further information regarding Lonely Bouquet please ask your Club chairman or any member of the Executive.

Sunday 7 May
North East Area Judges’ Training:
Oral Training Day at the Old School, Mill Lane, Wiggington, York YO32 2PU. Instructor: Pat Hutchinson

Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 May
RHS Malvern Spring Festival.

Tuesday 23 to Saturday 27 May
RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Wednesday 7 to Sunday 11 June
RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

Sunday 18 June to Sunday 25 June
12th World Show (WAFA) Barbados. Click here for more details and here for details of the ECT Travel tour and flight packages.

Friday 23 June to Sunday 25 June
RHS Harlow Carr, Harrogate Flower Show

Saturday 24 June
North East Area Council Meeting at the Folk Hall, New Earswick, York YO32 4AQ 2pm.

Tuesday 4 July to Sunday 9 July
RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

Sunday 9 July
North East Area Judges’ Training:
Mock Test at the Recreational Hall, The Village, Wiggington, York YO32 2PL.

Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 July
Great Yorkshire Show. Click here for more details.

Wednesday 19 July to Sunday 23 July
RHS Tatton Park Flower Show

Friday 28 to Sunday 30 July
Diamond Dazzler Weekend. STOP PRESS NOW RELOCATED TO HULLTHE 2017 CITY OF CULTURE Please see the “News” section of this website – the location for the Weekend has been changed to Hull University Campus, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX. A weekend of fun including demonstrations by Derek Armstrong and Lee Berrill, workshops with Rachel Poole (at an extra cost), Celebration dinner, lots of other exciting events. The cost is £295. A deposit of £55 secures your place, the balance can be paid in instalments. Book early to avoid disappointment. Contact Brenda Jones Tel: 01943 601691 via this email address

Friday 15 to Sunday 17 September
Harrogate Autumn Flower Show. Click here for more details.

Saturday 23 September
Education Day at Wiggington Recreational Hall tutored by Joan Woodhead.

Sunday 24 September
North East Area Judges’ Training:
Area Test at the Recreational Hall, The Village, Wiggington, York YO32 2PL.

Wednesday 11 October
National Annual General Meeting at the Bishopsgate Institute, London EC2M 4QH. Starts 10:30am. Will be followed by a demonstration. For more information contact HQ.

Saturday 14 October
North East Area Council Meeting at the Folk Hall, New Earswick, York YO32 4AQ 2pm.

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE Saturday 28 October
Joint North East Area and Northumberland and Durham Area Judges’ Refresher Day at Cotherstone Village Hall, Cotherstone, Barnard Castle DL12 9PH from 10:30 to 3:30 led by Jackie Charnock and Pat Hutchinson. This day will be useful not only for Judges and prospective Judges but also competitors at all classes of flower arrangement. For further details please download, print out and send off the application form here. Cost of the day £22.

Thursday 9 to Saturday 11 November
Festive Flower and Food Show 2 at Winter Gardens, Blackpool. Bookings for this event are NOW OPEN. For information and to book discounted early bird entry tickets please click here

Saturday 18 November
Area Annual General Meeting at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield WF1 3QY. Coffee from 10am, AGM starts at 11am. The Afternoon entertainment will be provided by “The B Team” presenting a floral demonstration entitled “The West End Comes to Wakefield”. Tickets for this prestigious event will be on sale very shortly. Watch this space!