Bishop’s Stortford

    Decorative & Fine Arts Society


 Registered Charity Number: 281725


      A Member Society of


     The Arts Society




                                                                         BSDFAS programme of events throughout 2019                         


4th December 2018: change of lecture due to illness:

The Christmas Tree - from Forest Fir to Festive Feature

Claire Walsh

12th February: Historic Buildings: changing ideas of what we see and how we see it

Philip Venning


12th March: The Art and Culture of fin-de-siècle Vienna

Gavin Plumley


9th April: Mexican Art and Culture, Past and Present

Chloë Say


14th May: The Huguenot Silk Weavers of Spitalfields:  from riches to rags

Sue Jackson


111h June: The Queen of Instruments:  The Lute within Old Master Paintings

Adam Busiakiewicz


9th July: ‘Wild Men of the North’:  Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven

Ross King


10th September: Charles Robert Ashbee:  what made him do it?

Shawn Kholucy


8th October: Golden Section:  Divine Proportion in Art and Architecture

Alexandra Epps


12th November - AGM at 10.00am : India:  British contributions to its history, archaeology, architecture and languages

Oliver Everett


3rd December: Fine Art Forgery:  craftsmanship or conjuring trick?

David Phillips



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Before booking please click here to read two notices
concerning outings.
For photographs taken on the outings click on the linked locations

Tuesday 19th March   (To be confirmed)

Legends and Landmark Tour of Covent Garden and the Royal Opera House



Wednesday 17th April

The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House and Galleries in Northampton and Haddonstone Show Gardens



Thursday 23rd May

Mount Ephraim Gardens nr Faversham and Provender House



Monday 23rd to Friday 27th September

Visit to Berlin




Thursday 17th October

Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate

(Booking – September lecture meeting)


Please note that in the event of cancellation monies are not refunded unless tickets are resold.


Special interest days

Also at Rhodes, South Road. Start at 10.30am, coffee from 10.00am

Wednesday 16rd January

Colour and the Artist’s Palette

Lynne Gibson




(Booking - June lecture meeting)


Please note that a visit to


has been proposed by Jan Richardson to replace the cancelled one to Berlin.


Now filled and bookings closed