Tutbury Flower Club News 2013

The club provides regular articles for the Rollestonian and has members in the village. It therefore seemed appropriate to reproduce them here (and any other news) for those interested in this local club.

Winter 2013 News
(This article is taken from Rollestonian - Winter 2013 issue)

Sadly our major fund raising event of the year featuring the Daledeva Choir had to be cancelled due to illness in their camp. We do hope to welcome them sometime next year.

Our Christmas demonstration was held in Tutbury Village Hall, Diane Fair presented "The Magic of Christmas". Hopefully enjoyed by all.

Our Annual General Meeting will be held in January whereon our 2014 programme will be published.

May we wish all an enjoyable and happy Christmas and New Year and look forward to welcoming you to our future events.

Autumn 2013 News
(This article is taken from Rollestonian - Autumn 2013 issue)

Our trip to Ely Cathedral in June was a resounding success, thoroughly enjoyed by everyone, though the journey home was somewhat protracted due to a broken down coach. The skittle evening in July took place on one of the hottest evenings ever, nonetheless everyone who came had lots of fun, though bowling styles varied considerably.

The big push now starts for our annual main charity event which we hope will be a resounding success –

Charity Concert - Dalediva Choir
Tutbury Village Hall, Friday 20th September, 7.30 pm.

Tickets are £8.50 per person to include complimentary glass of wine/juice together with cheese and biscuits.

DaleDiva was formed in 2007 and over the past five years has achieved acclaim on the competition circuit both nationally and internationally. Making it through the regional rounds of BBC “Choir of the Year” and performing in a ”Last Choir Standing” big screen event, they achieved national TV success winning the final of Channel Five’s “Don’t Stop Believing” in 2010. A record album followed together with appearances at locations throughout the country.

Our next demonstration is “The Language of Flowers” by Ann Gater on 11th September. On 9th October another demonstration by Yvonne Riley, entitled “Night at the Opera”, 13th November sees a workshop. These events will be held at Tutbury Institute, commencing 7.30 pm. £4 per visitor.

Our last main event of the year, again at Tutbury Village Hall is a demonstration by Diane Fair, “The Magic of Christmas”, which hopefully will be again well attend. Tickets will be available late September.

For further enquiries and tickets contact Jane Howard 01283 813856, Glen Price on 01283 815082 or email: info@tutburyflowerclub.com.

Summer 2013 News
(This article is taken from Rollestonian - Summer 2013 issue)

The early months of the year have seen some exciting flower arranging demonstrations by June Borrowdale and our own Marilyn Ottewell. Our workshops have been very enjoyable and we are now working hard towards achieving our goals for this year’s charity. In June we are organising a trip to Ely Cathedral for the East of England's largest flower festival where over 75 displays will represent the Land, Sea, Sun, Moon and many Creatures, which sounds superb. The cost of this trip including coach and entrance is £28-£30 depending on when booked.

In July a Skittle evening is being arranged at the Burton Bridge Brewery, which hopefully will be another challenge and lots of fun. For further information on this event, contact info@tutburyflowerclub.com or 815082.

Our next event on Friday 20th September is the Dale Diva choir, we are hoping for a fantastic attendance. Tickets should be on sale from the end of July.

June 12th sees a workshop, July10th a Sharon Nolan demonstration "Welcome to my Garden", 14th August a workshop. Events take place at Tutbury Institute and commence at 7.30 pm.

As a proactive club we would like to welcome new members regardless of their flower arranging skills, or age, as we are sure you would be amazed at just what you can do with just a few flowers. Membership costs £20 a year to include all demonstrations and workshops, or if you just want to join us for the odd evening the cost is £4.

Spring 2013 News
(This article is taken from Rollestonian - Spring 2013 issue)

As the first snows of 2013 arrive on the scene, members of Tutbury Flower Club can look back over an incredibly busy 2012, albeit we are a very small club.

The year commenced with our well attended Annual General Meeting in January, followed by a talk entitled “Rags to Riches” covering the life of Judy Colby, a schoolteacher who joined an amateur dramatics group as seamstress, and her resultant experiences. As well as our regular monthly meetings, on the second Wednesday of each month, the 8th February was the evening of the first demonstrator of the year Lynda Sheppard, her theme being “Surprise Surprise”. Further demonstrators include in April, Pat Billings (“Angles and Tangles”). June saw Jean Eggleston (“Summer Times”), August Val Duke (“ Six Wives of Henry viii”) and in October Di Singleton (“Autumn into Winter”). November was Tony Brown’s wonderful “Christmas Delights. One of our events included an afternoon tea held at “The Old Grammar School” at Rolleston on Dove, in June. Members and guests were served by the club committee. We raised some £300 which went toward flowers at Tutbury Church for the Jubilee. As a part of the Rolleston organised Diamond Jubilee celebrations, several hard working club and committee members made lily pads subsequently floated down Alder Brook.

Lots of hard work also went into arrangements at the Flower Festival at Hanbury Church. Then heading toward Christmas we were again engaged in the Christmas Tree Festival at Rolleston Church . We also took much pleasure in being contacted by Sudbury Hall to take part in their Christmas arrangements.

In December we all had a super day out at Gawsworth Hall which had been decorated by Barry Grey. It was lovely to see their Church Christmas Tree festival at the same time.

As usual the club aims to raise funds for important causes and this year a fashion show was held in the Village Hall. The event was almost oversubscribed and our thanks go to Bonita, of Tutbury, for their fashions and models. Our chosen charity for was for The Air Ambulance in respect of which we are delighted to have raised £1,000, the cheque being presented to them at our Christmas Party on December 12th.

Our chosen charity this year is very local, the refurbishment of Tutbury War Memorial where it has been discovered that the names of a number of fallen from both WW1 and WW2 are missing. 2013 looks to be another busy year for us and we look forward to welcoming all our members and hopefully potential members to our events.

Programme 2013

13th March: “Spirit of Sherwood”, Joan Borrowdale
10th April: Workshop
8th May: “You are Invited to....” Marilyn Ottewell
12th June: Workshop
10th July: “Welcome to my Garden” Sharon Nolan
14th August: Workshop
11th September: “The Language of Flowers” Ann Gater
Friday 20th September: Charity Evening - Dale Diva Choir to be held at Tutbury Village Hall, ticket event, price to be announced.
13th September: Workshop
Friday 22nd November: Open Meeting “The Magic of Christmas”, Diane Fair
11th December: Christmas Party Meeting
8th January 2014: Annual General Meeting

Glen Price – Media

Last updated: 2 February 2014