Bishop’s Stortford

    Decorative & Fine Arts Society


 Registered Charity Number: 281725


      A Member Society of


     The Arts Society




Current Committee

Current Programme

Current Bookings


Arts for the Young

Archived Lectures Archived Visits Archived Days of special interest The Data Protection Act Rhodes and the Bishops Stortford Museum 


Click here for details of the 2019 AGM to be held on 12 November, 10.00am

The Chairman's report can be read by clicking here.

   Programme for 2020



January 14th: Change of lecture

Artists and Espionage:

The Lawn Road Flats in NW3

Deborah Lambert


11th February: The GPO Film Unit the Birth of Documentary Films.

Howard Smith


10th March: Stories in Stained Glass.

Susan Harries


14th April: Elizabeth Vigée le Brun.

Lucrezia Walker


12th May: The Glamour Holiday: the Grand Era of Travel in the 1920's and 30's.

Claire Walsh


91h June: Silk Soad: a Textile Journey

Chris Alexander


14th July: A Highland Thing? 18th to 20th Century Scottish Art

Rosalind Whyte


8th September: Diocletian's Palace at Split

Isabella Image


13th October: Shaken by an Earthquake - Igor Stravinsky, the Ballets Russes, and the Astonishing 1913 Premiere of 'The Rite of Spring'

Sandy Burnett


10th November - AGM at 10.00am : A Day in the Life of a Picture Restorer: the Conservation and restoration of Easel Paintings

Sarah Cove





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

Thursday 19th March

The Cartoon Museum

(Booking – Februarylecture meeting)


Thuesday 21st April

The Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

(Booking – March lecture meeting)


Wednesday 20th May

Holkham Hall

(Booking – April lecture meeting)


Thursday 18th June

Kew Gardens and Palace

(Booking – May lecture meeting)



Thursday 20th October

The Science Museum

(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


 January 28th 2020 

Stolen and Nazi Looted Art

Shauna Issac


Wednesday 12th August

Magic Lanterns to Metro Goldwyn Mayer:The Birth of the Silver Screen and the Art that Surrounded it

Geri Parlby

(Booking – June lecture meeting)


Area Day of Special Interest
Friday 13th March 2020


‘The Bauhaus’


Anthea Streeter

on Friday 13th March 2020

10.00 am for 10.30 am start until approx 3.15 pm at

The Abbey Theatre, Westminster Lodge, Holywell Hill, St Albans. AL1 22DL

Refreshments and lunch included.

 A lecture to mark the centenary of the Bauhaus

Check the Area Website for full

 Click here to download an application form for the Bauhaus Day of Special Interest