Next meeting: Wednesday 19 September 2018 - "The Bauhaus " - Anthea Streeter

Belvedere Palace, Vienna

    2018 PROGRAMME

Date Subject Speaker
17 January 2018 Klimt and the Viennese succession - "a Kiss for all the World" Douglas Skeggs
21 February 2018 Dr Johnson and Hester Thrale, Blue Stocking and Wit – with paintings and caricatures of the day Karin Fernald
21 March 2018 The power of jewellery: Adornment and ritual from prehistory to the present Judy Rudoe
18 April 2018 The Huguenot silk weavers of Spitalfields: from riches to rags Sue Jackson
16 May 2018 Barbarian, rebel, pioneer: Jacob Epstein "taking the brickbats for modern art" Evelyn Silber
20 June 2018 Underground cathedrals - the architecture of the London Underground, above and below street level Ian Swankie
19 September 2018 The Bauhaus Anthea Streeter
17 October 2018 Vivaldi in Venice Peter Medhurst
28 November 2018 AGM at 9.45am followed by
The Christmas Tree: from forest fir to festive feature
Claire Walsh
16 January 2019 Roman Art unearthed: what the Romans really did for Art Gillian Hovell

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.