Regional Newsletter June 2020

Ardingly Exhibition Postponed to 2022

With Covid-19 is still effecting how we all live our lives, we regretfully  have to announce that the exhibition team had no choice but to postpone our May 2021 Exhibition until the

21st May 2022.

We hope that by 2022 we will be able to host the exhibition with confidence that all our friends, members and visitors will be safe.

Our Competition Schedule is still valid and will be carried forward to the 21st May 2022 with a NEW closing date of the

7th May 2022

We would like to thank The South of England Showground team, Our National and exhibition Chairman of Judges, demonstrators and traders for their understanding and support, plus our wonderful committee who

helped to make this difficult decision.

Finishing on a positive note keep the 8th May 2021 free and read all about our

Online Day of Demonstrations replacing the 2021 exhibition.

If you have any questions please contact us via the contact page.

Zoom Meetings 

We hope that you have enjoyed all of the zoom meetings held during this very difficult time.

Up until now all out demonstrators have given their time for free. We would like to thank them all for their help and support, especially Carolyn Harvey who has worked so very hard to plan interesting demonstrations.

She always has another gem of information to share with members.

​From the 30th July we are starting to cut back slightly and reducing the number of demonstrations we are hosting.
We have also decided that as people return to work we should start paying our demonstrators, full information below.

Please contact Gillian who will be able to give you more details on how to pay. 

Thank you for your support over the past few months, we have enjoyed your company.

As events take place the bulk booking price will be adjusted please email Gillian for more information.

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.

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

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.       

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