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Bishop’s Stortford Decorative & Fine Arts Society


Registered Charity Number: 281725


A Member Society of the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies




Welcome to our programme for 2017 and some general information about the society





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****Recent letter from the Art fund****


Further details relating to BSDFAS can be found by following the links below.


BSDFAS and the Data Protection Act

Current Committee

Current Programme

Current Bookings

 Archived Lectures

Archived Visits (alphabetical)

Archived Study Days

Arts for the Young

Most recent Newsletter


See also

 Rhodes and the Bishops Stortford Museum

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The Bishop’s Stortford Decorative and Fine Arts Society usually (but not inevitably) meets on the second Tuesday of each month (excluding August and January) at The Rhodes in South Street. Lectures start at 10.45 am and coffee/tea is served from 10.00 am.


The Society also organizes a programme of one day visits throughout the year to centres of historical, cultural and artistic importance. Bookings for these are taken at the monthly meetings with the book being opened six to eight weeks in advance of the visit.


One longer tour, generally lasting four or five days is organized each year and bookings for this are taken from the September meeting.


There are two "special interest" days arranged for each year which are highly interactive and last for about five hours. These typically include three lectures and lunch. Again, bookings are taken some six to eight weeks before the event.


Subject to the availability of space, and on payment of an appropriate donation, guests are welcome at any of the Society’s activities.


The Society holds its AGM at the start of the November meeting, at which time the new committee is elected and the programme of events for the forthcoming year becomes available.


Membership is renewable on December 1st for the following calendar year, the annual subscription being agreed by members at the AGM. The current rate (2016-17) is £32 for individual membership and £58 for joint.


If you have a general query please use this link or, to contact a specific committee member, go the the 'Current Committee' page and select your contact there. For website queries  click here.


You can read the current BSDFAS newsletter here which includes brief descriptions of forthcoming lectures.