September 2017

It has been a really busy first week of September for BFAS As we started our Autumn programme, it was lovely to be transported back to the warmth of the Italian sunshine. For any of us who have visited Italy we were taken on a reminiscent journey at this month’s meeting when Linda Smith presented ‘The Italian Job’.  Through her designs we visited Rome and Venice, we   experienced the opera, a gondola ride, the colours and light of Tuscany and of course the wonderful Italian gelato ice cream in addition to hearing about the antics of a rather fast travelling taxi driver. The  beautiful arrangements used a wide variety of flowers, foliage, textures and shape  and were enhanced by interesting ‘Italian’ props.  Linda has kindly allowed us to share one of the designs below. Grazie Linda for a very enjoyable evening.     We have also helped at two events this week; we produced twenty two table arrangements and two pedestals in red, yellow and white for the Fire Service Awards evening – these were then safely transported from Kempston to a venue in Luton by the Fire Service. For Heritage weekend the Friends of Bedford Cemetery (Foster Hill Road) held Open Days with, amongst other activities,  the Chapel open for people to study the cemetery records. They were also acknowledging the help they have received from National Lottery Funding.  We provided arrangements in both chapels and the ante room in addition to some table decorations. Thank you to everyone who contributed in any way to all the events this week – a few photographs are included below.  

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