Cathedral's flower festival – telling the story of the last 50 years in bloom
The preparations for the largest ever Flower Festival held in the Cathedral are now underway. The event, which celebrates the 50th anniversaries of both the Cathedral and the National Association of Flower Arranging Societies (NAFAS) South Midlands Area, will, through each installation, commemorate the involvement of the many artists and craftsmen who made the Cathedral and the people who have contributed to its life over the last 50 years.
“From the rebuilding of the Cathedral and Coventry to the launch of the Cathedral’s own Rose this year, each installation will tell part of our shared history,” commented Jane Woodward, Executive Director of Coventry Cathedral, “It’s the largest flower festival, we’ve hosted and we hope that many people will come from far and wide to enjoy the spectacular displays and the special occasion we are creating. It is going to be amazing!.”
The Flower Festival, whose principal supporter is the Coventry Building Society, is hosted by the Cathedral from Saturday 5th May to Tuesday 8th May. Tickets are available to purchase from the Cathedral or online at www.coventrycathedral.org.uk Tickets cost £10. Normal opening hours apply.
Image: From the left - Jane Woodward (Coventry Cathedral), Barbara Collins (NAFAS South Midlands) and Becky Boden-Wilks (Coventry Building Society)