About Us

Ashridge Decorative and Fine Arts Society (ADFAS) is a voluntary society based near Ashridge, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire in the village of Potten End.

For the last 51 years we have actively promoted knowledge for the education, appreciation and study of the decorative and fine arts through regular monthly lectures(a Morning series and more latterly a new set of Evening sessions in Berkhamsted), study days, day long visits and residential tours.

By joining ADFAS you will have the opportunity to:-

  •     attend our regular lectures by experts in their subjects
  •     enjoy stimulating study days, tours and visits
  •     make and meet new friends with similar interests
  •     take part in a range of volunteering activities.

To gain a better understanding of all the activities organised for the members by the Committee volunteers of our Society, you can see our current lecture programmes for Morning or Evening.

In addition to the monthly lectures, we organise study groups, tours and visits to private houses, museums, exhibitions and theatre visits.

ADFAS also actively supports Young Arts locally, using the Gift Aid that as a Registered Charity we are able to recover from HMRC on members' subscriptions.

We sometimes arrange educational art activities for school children and voluntary preservation and recording work in relation to the decorative and fine arts.

Your Committee for 2018/19

Chairman                                   Julie Griffiths                         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  01442 864687

Hon Secretary                            Harriet Maisey                        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                01442 825647

Hon Treasurer                            David Griffiths                        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                  01442 262821 

Membership Secretary               Valerie Gunn                           This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.           01442 862507

AM Programme Secretary          Meena Jefferys

PM Programme Secretary          Maggie Moore

Visits Organiser                         Barbara Mitchell

Young Arts                                 Pamela Langdon-Pratt

Committee Member                    Linda Willott 

Committee Member                    Peter Brown

Marketing/Website                     Richard Gunn                          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.      01442 862507