Evening Session 14 February 2018

You will be pleased to hear that following our two 'Taster' sessions in October and November last year, we have started our ADFAS Evening Sessions at our venue of the Civic Centre in Berkhamsted.

The Committee thought that you might like to see what we achieved on that night.   In spite of the horrendous wet weather on 14 February; the night clashing with Valentine's Day and it being the half term of local schools, we had a good turnout with lots of new faces, including some from as far afield as Whetstone and Potters Bar. 

We had a fascinating topic from our speaker Dr John Stevens from SOAS London talking on The Art of Rabindranath Tagore.    This talk by a new lecturer from The Arts Society panel covered the life and times of this extraordinary man Tagore together with examples of his literature, poetry and paintings.   This was a very sociable evening attracting a large number of people that had not had previously been involved with ADFAS!  

       ADFAS PM February 2018 No 2                      ADFAS PM February 2018 No 1

As part of our remit for bringing more Art to our area, Nicky Collins the head of Art at J F Kennedy School kindly supplied and put up samples of the youngsters' work on display for our 'pop-up' exhibition at the back of the Civic Centre. 

Here are some of the images taken on the night.   This raised a lot of interest and discussion for eveyone's benefit!

      Evening February 2018 Exhibition No 1                      Evening February 2018 Exhibition No 6                    Evening February 2018 Exhibition No 5

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Our sincere thanks go to Nicky and her pupils for a great exhibition.    

Please use these images to promote Founder Membership and develop involvement with ADFAS Evenings  to your friends and contacts.

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Why not Join ADFAS now?

If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact our ADFAS Membership Secretary on 01442 862507 or email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Membership fee for the current 2019/20 Morning lecture year starting in September is still only £40.00 per person.  Lectures take place on the last Wednesday of the month in Potten End's Village Hall -  please see the Events programme tab for full details.  This will take ADFAS in to its 52nd year.

Following two successful 'taster' lecture sessions in Autumn of 2017, the ADFAS Committee has extended of our activities to provide a parallel series of Evening meetings, so we can offer even more talks on matters artistic.

The Membership Subscription fee for the current 2019/20 Evening lecture year in September is maintained at £60.00 per person with an additional talk.  ADFAS Evenings is a growing activity which is now in its third year. 

These Evening sessions are based on the Berkhamsted Civic Centre venue.  These will take place on the second Wednesday of the month starting on in September  2019.  Details of Evening lecturers and their topics as at this point in time are available using the Evening Events tab.

Combined Membership subscription to both Morning and Evening sessions is at the reduced rate of £90.00 per person.

Elsewhere on the ADFAS website there are more details as to why we have made this significant expansion for the benefit of the Members of ADFAS and also everybody with an interest in the Arts in all its many forms.  Our objective is to extend such activities  to all age groups. 

Benefits of Membership

In addition to enjoying all our lectures and visits, extra benefits include:

  • The Arts Society Review - the quarterly magazine containing articles from some of the top names in the arts world as well as updates on national and regional TAS activities
  • Opportunities to take part in Church Recording, Heritage Volunteering and Young Arts
  • Access to an exciting range of national events and courses
  • Offers and concessions available upon production of your The Arts Society membership card for museums and galleries across the country

In addition, you will be joining some  90,000 people across the UK who are committed to promoting and preserving our rich heritage in all forms the decorative and fine arts.

(Please note:- Additional charges for some of the above may apply.) 

Affiliate Membership

In addition to our Society Membership, The Arts Society (TAS) offers this alternative type of membership for people who would like to join the organisation but cannot attend local Society meetings.

Affiliate Members become part of the national organisation but do not have access to Society meetings or lectures without prior agreement of the Society concerned.

How to become an Affiliate Member of The Arts Society

The Affiliate Membership fee is £10.00 per year.

To become an Affiliate Member, please contact The Arts Society:

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