Who Are We?
The British Sugarcraft Guild (BSG) is made up of 7 regions after 1 region joined with the surrounding areas. Region 8 is based in the south east of the country and has branches as far as the New Forest, Canterbury, Reading and Hillingdon. Region 8 is a very active region and our branches hold demonstrations, workshops and swap ideas. Some branches sell sugarcraft products at the meetings. Don't be put off by our name, we have members who are interested in sugarcraft as beginners, some just come to watch and all the way through to experts.
To find out if there is a Branch near you click on the link. Why not come as a visitor and meet your local members? They are a friendly bunch and will be happy to offer you a cup of tea/coffee and biscuit during the evening. Some members don't make cakes they just come for the company and are interested in seeing other people's skills demonstrated. See the current Regional Newsletter or visit the Diary to find out what branches are doing and Events for what is happening around the country.
As a member of the BSG you will also receive a quarterly newsletter in magazine format from the Guild giving news on exhibitions, articles, photographs, advice and much more. If it is difficult for you to get to a meeting you could become an individual member, more details from the National Office.
The Aims of the Guild are:
To promote and stimulate interest in Sugarcraft as an art form
To share knowledge
To develop talent
To improve standards
Our region also organises an exhibition every other year, the next one is on Saturday 8th May 2021 at the South of England Showground, Ardingly. We are known as a friendly exhibition and have some great demonstrators and hands on sessions booked already, friendly and helpful traders are attending and we look forward to welcoming you. Our last exhibition in 2019 had some amazing sugar work, do go to the exhibition gallery to view the exhibits.
Happy sugarcrafting and just have fun!
Region 8 SE Chairman
Region 8 South East Representatives
Region 8 Chairman
Region 8 Secretary
Region 8 Treasurer
Founder members Mavis Grimwade,
Jimmy Winterflood & Tombi Peck.