Next meeting: Wednesday 15 May 2019 - "Wine, women & song" - Sophie Oosterwijk

Belvedere Palace, Vienna

    2019 PROGRAMME

NB: Please note the date of the following meeting which will NOT be held on the third Wednesday of the month:
Wednesday 20 November 2019 (AGM followed by lecture)

Date Subject Speaker
16 January 2019 Roman Art unearthed: what the Romans really did for Art Gillian Hovell
13 February 2019 Mexican Art and Culture past & present Chloe Sayer
20 March 2019 Dale Chihuly: the world's foremost glass artist Charles Hajdamach
24 April 2019 The magic of Prague: Czech art & culture Gavin Plumley
15 May 2019 Wine, women & song? Dutch genre painting by Vermeer and his contemporaries Sophie Oosterwijk
19 June 2019 The art & meaning of maps Jeremy Black
18 September 2019 From the Anglo-Saxons to the Normans: the glories of English Romanesque art and architecture Clare Ford-Wille
16 October 2019 Beethoven at 250 Sandy Burnett
20 November 2019 AGM at 9.45am followed by
Parisians at leisure: the absinthe fuelled café culture of 19th century Paris
Stella Lyons
15 January 2020 Bernard Leach and his influence on 20th century studio ceramics" Diana Lloyd
Campus West Theatre - venue for NADFAS lectures We meet monthly on variable Wednesdays (excluding July, August and December) at the Hawthorne Theatre, (formerly the Campus West Theatre), Welwyn Garden City.
Lectures begin at 10.30 am, and members are requested to take their seats by 10.20 am.
Coffee is available in the foyer from 10.00 am.
Visitors are welcome, subject to availability of space, admission £9.

mobility Reserved seats for less mobile members are to be found on both sides at the back of the auditorium, accessible from the first floor.
The reserved seats are clearly signed, and members are respectfully requested to leave the notices in place on leaving the theatre.
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Welcome to The Arts Society

With its 50th anniversary in 2018, NADFAS has been rebranded as The Arts Society to make a clearer statement about the nature of the organisation.
As The Arts Society the arts can be brought to more people in more ways, making the most of the network already in place, but also engaging with a new generation.


Founded in 1968 by Patricia Fay, NADFAS is an arts-based charity, with over 340 local Decorative and Fine Art Societies in the UK and beyond. All NADFAS Societies subscribe to the aims and objects of the National Association: the advancement of arts education and appreciation and the preservation of our artistic heritage.
NADFAS promotes these aims through lectures on the fine and decorative arts in their widest sense, through study days, visits and tours and through volunteering activities, such as Church Recorders, Heritage Volunteers and Young Arts.