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 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


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

Cancelled for reasons beyond our control.




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



Wednesday 21st August

'Pop up' visit to The Henry Moore Foundation,

Perry Green


Sunday 8th - Wednesday 11th September

Visit to Dundee



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


 August 13th 

  Under The Cornish Sky : Cornish Art 1880- 1940 Catherine Wallace


 January 28th 2020 

Stolen and Nazi Looted Art

Shauna Issac

Tickets on sale at the November lecture .




Newsflash from Leventhorpe School Newsletter


(see Arts for the Young for a larger picture and explanation)