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            Bishop’s Stortford

    Decorative & Fine Arts Society


 Registered Charity Number: 281725


      A Member Society of


     The Arts Society









  Notes from the Chairman


Note from Chairman, April 2018


Christmas Dinner 2018


After much discussion it has been decided that the Christmas Dinner proposed for 12th December will not go ahead. There have been various difficulties in finding a suitable venue and many members have various commitments at this time. We hope that a Christmas gathering or some sort may return in 2019 and I welcome any feedback.


Rhodes Centre update


The future of the Rhodes Centre and the proposals for a new Arts facility in Bishops Stortford are much under discussion. Jan Richardson and I recently attended a meeting arranged by East Herts District Council see link for details

 We will remain in contact with the Local Authority and report as appropriate. A public consultation will take place on 12 May 11.30am -12.30 pm and 12.30pm -1.30pm. Further details will be in the local press or on the Rhodes website.


Click here for a review of the 2017 Christmas dinner


A after our lecture on "The Duc du Berry and his Glorious Hours", by Shirley Smith you might be interested in "Art and Music in the Court of Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy",  a residential weekend course at Madingley Hall, Cambridge 8th -10th  June 2018 with tutors Shirley Smith and Heather Edwards.

Details  are available on h by clicking on 'more info' beneath the thumbnail illustration.

Two clicks on the 'back arrow' (top left of screen) will return you to the BSDFAS website.