Regional Newsletter February 2020

Extra Regional meeting - 13th June 2020

As the Government is starting to lift some restrictions, we are considering ways that we can help restart our meetings when allowed. It will be important to keep all our members safe and well. We are holding an extra zoom regional meeting on the 13th June to discuss this.  If your Region 8 branch secretary has not forwarded the zoom link or you are an individual member and would like to attend the meeting, please contact Gillian.

Lockdown News 

Your three regional reps have been working with the region since just before the lock down started. 

The March Regional meeting took place online via Zoom and was a huge success. Minutes will be with your branches shortly, along with the Regional Accounts and a few requested handouts.

Meanwhile the Regional Facebook Page has become our daily contact with you. Please like the page to see the tutorials, find our competitions and event information.

Every Tuesday at 10.30am to Noon we are running a drop in session via Zoom. This is called Cake Camera-derie. Each week those present set the subject for the following week. Check the Facebook event page for more information. Use the contact form for how to access Zoom for the first time.

Gill's Gatherings is now up and running's, we started with Kelsie Hall Chair of judges for our show next year, gave a wonderful talk about entering competitions both branch projects and individual entries. It was very informative and we would like to thank her for giving her time and knowledge. We followed up with Dawn Butler of Dinky Doodle  and Georgie Godbold both extremely talented  ladies, Thank you all for your support.  

To see what we have planned over the coming weeks check out the posters.

We hope you can join us.  Just contact Gillian via the contact page for a link.

BSG ARM 20th March 2021, (New Date)

Venue: Barbanell Conference Centre, The Arthur Findlay Centre,

96A Stone Road, Stafford, ST16 2RS


Up to two branch members per branch can go along to the meeting to represent your branch. They do not have to be committee members.

National pay for the travel either mileage 20p per mile or rail fares.

It is your chance to have a say in how the Guild is run and what you would like to see for the future. If you would like to attend talk to your branch Chairman.       

Region 8 Group

Cake Project 


A full report and photos will be

available in the next few days.

This is the finished cake I think hope you agree that the work is stunning.

Have you got a special event you want advertised around the region or places left on a day out or workshop?


Let us know so we can help you fill places.

Branch programmes; if yours isn’t on the website then Gillian Barrett does not have it. Please forward asap so we can share your events.


This website was launched on 1st September 2016 and its last update was April 2020. Please let us know what you think or if you find something wrong. This is your site please let us know what else you would like included. Please share your photos with us and send them to  us with your name, branch or individual member. My thanks to Gillian Barrett for working with me and helping me create the site for you. Lastly thanks to  the exhibition team for all of the proof reading.

Happy Sugarcrafting Carolyn x

We are working hard to arrange zoom meetings, please check back for more information. 

We are hoping that all the events listed will take place

Dates for your Diaries

Go to events page for more details.

*Saturday 13th June 2020

  Region 2 Sugarcraft day with

  Cassie Brown 10am to 4pm

*Saturday 12th September 2020

  Region 7 Exhibition 10am to 4.30pm

*22nd – 25th October 2020

  Eden Craft Show

*November 6th – 8th November 2020


*21st - 22nd November 2020

  Ardingly Winter Fair


  Sunday 28th February 2021

  Region 5 Exhibition 10am to 4.30pm


  Saturday 20th March 2021

  2020 BSG ARM


Demonstrator training seminar

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th September

BSG Region 8 SE

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