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Category: Monday Club Nights

August Meeting

August Meeting

A workshop led by Norma Dobney on Monday 19th August, starting at 7:30pm, at Allerton Congregational Church, 345 Allerton Road, BD15 7HB.

July Meeting

July Meeting

A flower demonstration by Janine Gray on Monday 15th July, starting at 7:30pm, at Allerton Congregational Church, 345 Allerton Road, BD15 7HB. Janine’s demonstration entitled, ‘In the Pink’ was excellent. Her arrangements were delightful and imaginative. A very enjoyable evening was had by all.

June Meeting

June Meeting

A flower demonstration by Jacqui Owen on Monday 17th June, starting at 7:30pm, at Allerton Congregational Church, 345 Allerton Road, BD15 7HB. Unfortunately, this meeting was cancelled owing to unforeseen circumstances.

May Meeting

May Meeting

A flower demonstration by Kay Ford on Monday 20th May, starting at 7:30pm, at Allerton Congregational Church, 345 Allerton Road, BD15 7HB. Kay’s demonstration, ‘A Brush With Colour’, was based on famous artists through the ages. She started with Aboriginal art and finished with Van Gogh. In between she created arrangements reflecting work by Klimt, Jackson Pollock and the Old Dutch Masters. A very enlightening and entertaining evening all round.  

March Meeting 2024

March Meeting 2024

A flower demonstration by Eileen Barraclough on Monday 18th March, starting at 7:30pm, at Allerton Congregational Church, 345 Allerton Road, BD15 7HB Eileen’s title, ‘A Shed Full of Treasures’ was very appropriate. She delighted us with an array of vibrant colours and beautiful spring flowers. Her containers certainly were imaginative and I’m sure the more adventurous arrangers among our membership will now start collecting empty paint tins for future use.

 December Meeting 2023

 December Meeting 2023

 A flower demonstration by Alex Gracey on Monday 18th December, starting at 7:30pm, at Allerton Congregational Church, 345 Allerton Road, BD15 7HB Alex’s Title, ‘It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas’, was a perfect description for her very entertaining and imaginative demonstration. In particular, her use of containers and insulating board were inspirational.

November Meeting 2023

November Meeting 2023

A flower demonstration by Judy Watker on Monday 20th November, starting at 7:30pm, at Allerton Congregational Church, 345 Allerton Road, BD15 7HB Judy’s inspired title, ‘Just Because…’ gave rise to delightful arrangements. Each one was just because she had been given the container or she liked a particular place. Her use of flowers was both excellent and imaginative. We all enjoyed an entertaining and informative evening ‘just because’ Judy came to demonstrate!                                   

October Meeting 2023

October Meeting 2023

Monday 16th October 2023A talk by Martin Fish about his experiences of being a RHS judge, starting at 7:30pm, at Allerton Congregational Church, 345 Allerton Road, Bradford, BD15 7HB. Martin Fish gave a very informative and entertaining talk about his experiences of being a judge for the Royal Horticultural Society at all their national shows such as Chelsea or Tatton Park.

September Meeting 2023

September Meeting 2023

A flower demonstration by Norma Dobney on Monday 18th September, starting at 7:30pm, at Allerton Congregational Church, 345 Allerton Road BD15 7 HB Norma’s demonstration, ‘Flowers Through the Seasons’, certainly lived up to the title. Her imaginative arrangements covered all four seasons. Having begun by beautifully recreating Bonfire Night, Norma resisted the temptation to finish with a Christmas arrangement and, instead, her winter icicles, cold and frosty arrangement was very well received by all.

August Meeting 2023 Summertime

August Meeting 2023 Summertime

An indoor garden party. We are encouraging members and their guests to wear summer dresses as they enjoy home made refreshments and try their luck on the tombola. Three of our members will also be demonstrating simple arrangements and everyone will be encouraged to have a go themselves. This should be a lovely evening whatever the weather. Our Summertime meeting was a big success and enjoyed by both regular members and our numerous guests. Thanks to Sovereign Healthcare we were…

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July meeting 2023

July meeting 2023

A flower demonstration by Karen LongbottomDate: Monday 17th July Time: 7:30 pmVenue: Allerton Congregational Church, Allerton Road, Bradford, BD15 7HB Karen’s theme was to encourage the less experienced of us to try some of her arrangements at home. With this in mind she made imaginative use of garden flowers and foliage and seasonally blooms. Her entertaining chat was also well received. Several of our newer members said that they had been given the confidence to out her designs for themselves…

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June meeting 2023

June meeting 2023

Carys Harrison – Have Passport, Will TravelCarys’ demonstration was both very entertaining and imaginative. Her first arrangement linked her native Wales with Japan through rugby. After this intriguing start her arrangements evoked visits to China, India and Seoul in South Korea.

May Meeting 2023

May Meeting 2023

A flower demonstration by Christine HinchcliffeMonday 15th May at Allerton Congregational Church at 7:30pm A Taste Of IndiaThrough Christine’s varied designs we experienced life in the Golden Triangle of India. Members were particularly impressed by her incorporation of ginger plant flowers. Her arrangements also made effective use of orchids. A truly exotic evening was enjoyed by all.

December Meeting 2021

December Meeting 2021

On Monday the 13th December BFC will be holding its final Meeting at Haworth Road Methodist Church before it moves to a new venue. The demonstrator for the evening will be Eileen Barraclough. As always this will be a fun evening with wonderful arrangements, refreshments and friendly catch-ups. Please join us from 7.15 at Haworth Road Methodist Church for the demonstration start at 7.30. Guess are very welcome. Entrance fee for Members is £10.00 and Guess £8.00. Raffle tickets are…

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August update

August update

August 2020 update Dear Member, I thought it was time I wrote to you all once again as my last update was in June. I really do hope you are keeping well and managing to keep positive as the weeks go by. Nothing has really changed since June; we are back in lockdown once again with little sign of things improving. I guess like me the novelty of sorting ‘stuff’ out and cleaning cupboards has passed and there are many…

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May Meeting 2020 *CANCELLED*

May Meeting 2020 *CANCELLED*

“At This Time of Year” Flower Demonstration by Susan Maddocks Monday 18th May at 7.30pm with refreshments following the demonstration Haworth Road Methodist Church

April Meeting 2020 *Cancelled*

April Meeting 2020 *Cancelled*

“And That Reminds Me” Flower Demonstration by Audrey Foster Monday 20th April at 7.30pm with refreshments following the talk Haworth Road Methodist Church Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 virus the church is closed until further notice.

March Meeting 2020

March Meeting 2020

“Gardens to Delight the Senses” Talk by Sarah Hopps Monday 16th March at 7.30pm with refreshments following the demonstration Haworth Road Methodist Church. Sarah gave us wonderful insights into her many plants she had brought to our club night. Where best to plant them, which plant would complement another and in some cases a brief history of their origin. She then followed this up with some lovely slides of gardens and places she had visited on her tours. At the…

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February Meeting 2020

February Meeting 2020

“Playing with Flowers” Flower Demonstration by Janine Grey Monday 17th February at 7.30pm with refreshments following the demonstration Haworth Road Methodist Church. Janine produced seven main arrangements on the night using biodegradable floral foam and other mechanics to display her flowers.  Some of the arrangements could be split and so more were available for the raffle at the end of the evening. Spring flowers and bulbs were used in many of the designs and made all members feel as though…

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December Meeting 2019

December Meeting 2019

“Gin Gle Bells” Flower Demonstration by Judy Watker Monday 16th December at 7.30pm with refreshments following the demonstration Haworth Road Methodist Church. Judy did a total of 5 different designs ranging from gin bottles, gold dishes and Christmas wreaths (with a difference) to make a total of 10 separate arrangements. A variety of Christmas music was played after each arrangement. The stage was full by the end of the evening making members feel ready for the Christmas season. The demonstration…

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October Meeting 2019

October Meeting 2019

“Welcome to My World of Colour” Flower Demonstration by Janice Kirk Monday 21st October at 7.30pm with refreshments following the talk Haworth Road Methodist Church. Janice last visited at the Club in 2016 and so came with a brand new tittle for club members. Five very different colourful arrangement themes were produced during the evening ranging from a Harvest to Great Britain and as far afield as Thailand. Janice was helped on the evening with her daughter and our thanks…

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September Meeting 2019

September Meeting 2019

“Willow, Wood and Wine” by Ann Simpson Monday 16th September at 7.30pm with refreshments following the demonstration Haworth Road Methodist Church. It was nice to have Ann demonstrating at the Club once again. As always Ann works very quickly and has many stories to tell as well as talking us through what flowers and foliage she is using in each demonstration. With having her allotments Ann was able to use much of her own foliage as well as some of…

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August Meeting 2019

August Meeting 2019

“Creativity” Flower Demonstration by Susan Fairhurst Monday 19th August at 7.30pm with refreshments following the talk Haworth Road Methodist Church it was a lovely summers evening for the Clubs first ever August Meeting. Susan demonstrated some wonderful arrangements and kept members informed with her mechanics and flower conditioning.