The Arts Society Harrow

(formerly Harrow Decorative & Fine Arts Society)

 Registered Charity No: 279023

The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies was founded in 1968 as an educational organisation to encourage a wide appreciation and knowledge of decorative and fine arts. In May 2017 it changed its name to The Arts Society.

It originated when a group of twelve friends in the Chilterns began meeting to share their enthusiasm and curiosity about treasures of the past. Help was sought from the Victoria and Albert Museum in drawing up a list of lecturers who would come to a local venue. Membership numbers rose rapidly. Soon new societies formed, and were brought together in the National Association in 1968. Harrow DFAS was an early foundation; we are Society Number 25 in a global network of 385 local societies.

The Arts Society now has 90,000+ members.  Lecturers are drawn from a directory of handpicked experts many of whom work in national museums, broadcast on radio and television, and write in specialist magazines and journals.

Special Interest days are held nationally, and within societies, where topics are discussed in depth. Outings and weekend visits are arranged similarly.

Next Lecture

Thursday 13 February 2020

 at 10.30am

Coffee will be available from 10.00am

Lecture:   'Tapestries of the Courts of Europe,

Ancient & Modern'

Lecturer: Susan Kay-Williams


For those of you who have already booked to join us on our

Holiday to
'The Castles, Historic Houses & Gardens of North Wales
with Andrew Davies (Arts Society Lecturer)
Departing Monday 27 April 2020

Reminder - Balance for holiday MUST be PAID to Tailored Travel by 2nd March 2020
If you have any queries please contact Tailored Travel direct
Tel:  020 7064 4970


Special Interest Day

Thursday 27 February 2020

Russian Opera, Music and Ballet

Lecturer: Rosamund Bartlett



Thursday 26 March 2020

Colchester & Lower Marney Tower