Another Bursary for a pupil from Tring School

The ADFAS Committee received an impressive email from Daisy Berry, who has secured herself a place at the prestigious Royal Drawing School in London, querying if we could help support her in her first year there.

Daisy had just completed her sixth form studies at Tring School.           

We were so impressed with her initiative that we are granting Daisy an ADFAS Bursary funded by the increased Membership of the combined Society - which obviously results in additional Young Arts funding for youngsters like Daisy!

Daisy and her father Steve Berry (who by the way is Tring's Town Crier!) kindly joined us in Potten End Village Hall on the 28th (where we were having our September meeting with an excellent talk on the Treasures of the Silk Road) so that our ADFAS Membership Secretary, Valerie Gunn, MC for this event and our Young Arts Co-ordinator, Pam Langdon-Pratt could present Daisy both with her bankable cheque and a slightly larger version for the photo-opportunity below!

        Daisy Berry 5b   Pam, Daisy and Valerie

Daisy kindly located some of her work for ADFAS and this is shown below.

    Daisy Berry MaskedBowerbird 26.6x20.9 ColouredPencilOnPaper small   Masked Bowerbird Coloured Pencil on Paper

  Fear Figure    Daisy Berry FearFigure2 29.7x42 CharcoalAndInkOnPaper small

              Daisy Berry StudyOfPortraitBustOfHelenIonides 22.7x17.6 GraphiteOnPaper small      Portrait Bust of HelenIonides - Graphite on Paper

        Daisy Berry Untitled 42x59.4 ColouredInkOnCartridgePaper small    Untitled - Coloured Ink on Cartridge Paper

                             Daisy Berry Tunnel 29.7x42 CharcoalOnPaper small    Tunnel - Charcoal on Paper

   Daisy Berry ReflectionFinalPiece 57.3x37.6 InkAndChalkPastelOnWatercolourPaper small     Reflection Final Piece - Ink and Chalk Pastel on Watercolour Paper

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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:

  8 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1DA

  Tel: 020 7430 0730

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