Contemporary, Creative and Collaborative
Antheia is a new contemporary flower club. A mix of flowers and fun with demonstrations, talks and hands on sessions combining flowers, textiles and design topics. Learn new skills and share existing ones. Aimed at beginners to the more experienced with something for everyone interetsted in contemporary floral art.
All meetings start at 7:30pm and are at Richmond Town Hall unless otherwise stated.
Annual subscription £40. Visitors £8 and everyone welcome at all events.
Wednesday 27th March
Flower arranging demonstration ‘Seasonal Structures’ with
NAFAS Demonstrator Elaine Bedford from Floral Imagination.
Wednesday 22nd May
Talk ‘Styling with Plants’ by Sophie Lee of Geofleur about her work and book.
Wednesday 24th July
Demonstration by Niki Hampson from Pulpitations in Wetherby ‘Paper making with botanicals’.
Thursday 25th July 9am to 12pm
Fundraiser Coffee Morning with ‘have a go’ sessions
Wednesday 11th September - venue to be confirmed
OPEN DEMONSTRATION with Vanessa Wellock ‘Waste Not, Want Not’
Wednesday 25th September
Workshop with flower grower Suzie from Picked at Dawn in Thirsk. (additional cost for materials may apply)
Wednesday 27th November
Christmas demonstration with Helen Jamieson from Floral Fundamentals, Newcastle.
Wednesday 11th December
Christmas workshop with Kathryn Guy, Designer Maker. (Additional cost for materials may apply)
2018 PREVIOUS MEETINGS
Wednesday 28 March 2018
Join us for a flower demonstration by local florist
Will Gardner ‘Spring has Arrived’ inspired by one of Lucy Pittaway’s paintings.
Wednesday 16 May 2018
Join us for a workshop with Kathleen Dodds creating decorative spheres.
Wednesday 25 July 2018
Richmond Town Hall
Join us for a flower demonstration, ‘The Tool Box’, with NAFAS Area Demonstrator Susan Fairhurst for a contemporary look at summer flowers
September Sensations - supporting British Flowers!
We have 2 events in September supporting our local British Flower growers.
Wednesday 5th September 7:30pm at Gilling West Village Hall DL10 5JG
Caroline Beck is a garden writer for magazines such as Gardens Illustrated and House and Garden, and also runs Verde Flowers, a cut flower business near Durham where she grows more than 100 different varieties of flowers, herbs, grasses and shrubs for weddings and other special events. Come and find out about what she grows, the New Romantic style embodied by the British Flower movement, and how you can establish your own cutting garden
Wednesday 19th September7:30pm at Richmond Town Hall DL10 4QL
Come and meet local grower and florist Sara Pringle from Meadow Lane Flowers who farms near Bedale. A member of the popular Flowers from the Farm movement, Sara will talk about her first year and demonstrate her skills with beautiful seasonal flowers
Wednesday 28th November at 7:30pm at Ravensworth Nurseries DL11 7HA.
Christmas Workshop to make a Natural Door Garland
Get ahead with your Christmas decorations! Come and join us at Ravensworth Nurseries to create a natural door garland.
You’ll be shown how to make both a wreath and a garland and then you can make your very own garland to take home.
All materials and refreshments are provided.
Cost is £15 for non members. Everyone welcome!
Wednesday 30th January 2019 7:30pm at Richmond Town Hall
Willow weaving demonstration with Victoria Conner from The Willow Barn in Stockton. This will be followed by the short AGM business.
Please come along- everyone welcome.
Subscription of £40 payable or entrance is £8 for non members. Everyone welcome!